Author Stuart McIver to speak at FSC's Florida Lecture Series
LAKELAND, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2007) — Florida Southern College’s Center for Florida History welcomes author Stuart McIver to the Florida Lecture Series on Nov. 15. McIver, the Robert and Rose Stahl Criminal Justice Lecturer, will discuss “Death in the Everglades—the Slaying of Guy Bradley.” The lecture will start at 7 p.m. in the William M. Hollis Seminar Room of the Thad Buckner Building on the FSC campus. A book signing follows the lecture, which is free and open to the public.
“We are delighted to have Stuart McIver, one of Florida’s best storytellers, as our annual Robert and Rose Stahl Criminal Justice Lecturer for 2007-2008,” said James Denham, professor of history and director of FSC’s Center for Florida History. “‘Death in the Everglades,’ the tragic saga of Guy Bradley, combines environmentalism, law enforcement, and murder — all set against the backdrop of America’s last frontier.”
A graduate of the University of North Carolina and native of the Tar Heel state, McIver is the author of 14 books and nearly 500 magazine articles. Before moving to Florida in 1962, McIver worked at the Greensboro Daily News, the Charlotte News, and the Baltimore Sun. Mclver’s latest book, “Death in the Everglades,” tells of the murder of Audubon warden Guy Bradley in1905. McIver’s fascination with the Everglades dates back to the 1960s when he was active in writing and producing documentary films, one of which, “Alligator,” won a Silver Medal at the Venice (Italy) Film Festival. His other books include “Hemingway’s Key West” and the “Florida Chronicles Series: Dreamers, Schemers, and Scalawags;” “Murder in the Tropics;” and “Touched by the Sun.” McIver edited the South Florida Historical Magazine for 22 years and is a former president of the Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and the Writers Network of South Florida.
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