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Redneck Riviera

(2003)
Armadillos, Outlaws, and the Demise of an American Dream
A non fiction book by

 
 
From the author of the National Book Award finalist, Salvation on Sand Mountain, a quixotic, comic account of one man's quest for a small piece of the American Dream. Every year, Dennis Covington's father brought his family to the Gulf Coast of the Florida Panhandle, the "Redneck Riviera," and it seemed there was no place he was happier. Florida was an intoxicant to him. In 1965 he made the only investment of his life--two and a half acres of an inland Florida development called River Ranch Acres. Years after his death, the development went bankrupt, setting the stage for a classic, often violent, confrontation over land use and property rights. Deed in hand, Dennis Covington journeys into the Wild West of the Redneck Riviera to claim his only inheritance. His quest charts a dangerous course: His life is threatened, his truck torched, and his small plot shot up and vandalized as his father's passion to possess the land becomes his own. Redneck Riviera is a personal journey as well as a brilliant look at the clash of values that is tearing apart much of rural America in a place beyond the law.

    

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Hardback Editions

December 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Redneck Riviera: Armadillos, Outlaws, and the Demise of an American Dream
Author(s): Dennis Covington
ISBN: 1-58243-295-3 / 978-1-58243-295-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2003 : USA Hardback

Title: Redneck Riviera
Author(s): Dennis Covington
ISBN: 0-465-06860-X / 978-0-465-06860-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Basic Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Redneck Riviera: Armadillos, Outlaws and the Demise of an American Dream
Author(s): Dennis Covington
ISBN: 1-58243-296-1 / 978-1-58243-296-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2003 : USA Paperback

Title: Redneck Riviera
Author(s): Dennis Covington
ISBN: 0-465-06882-0 / 978-0-465-06882-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Basic Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Redneck Riviera: Armadillos, Outlaws, and the Demise of an American Dream
Author(s): Dennis Covington
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


June 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Redneck Riviera: Armadillos, Outlaws, and the Demise of an American Dream
Author(s): Dennis Covington
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


2003 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Redneck Riviera
Author(s): Dennis Covington
ISBN: 1-4025-9772-X / 978-1-4025-9772-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   


2003 : USA Audio CD

Title: Redneck Riviera
Author(s): Dennis Covington
ISBN: 1-4025-9775-4 / 978-1-4025-9775-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon