Eliot Kleinberg to speak at Smathers Library Sunday, October 26, 4:00 p.m. Smathers Library Special Collections Research Room Eliot Kleinberg, Florida author and reporter for the Palm Beach Post, will speak about his latest book, Black Cloud, The Great Florida Hurricane of 1928, a new narrative history of the hurricane that devastated the Okeechobee area. The book details the storm's fateful track, forecasters' failure to properly predict its landfall, personal battles against nature's wrath and the extraordinary suffering of a black citizenry forced to provide a disproportionate amount of rebuilding labor while enduring the burial of friends and family. An autographing session will follow the talk. Kleinberg, son of the storied Florida reporter, Howard Kleinberg, has written or contributed to six books, all of them focusing on Florida and Florida's history: Pioneers in Paradise, Florida Fun Facts, Historical Traveler's Guide to Florida, Weird Florida, War in Paradise, and Our Florida. Kleinberg received his BSJ in 1977 and BSBR in 1978 from the University of Florida. The Howe Society, a support organization of the George A. Smathers Libraries' Department of Special and Area Studies Collections, sponsors the program. Barbara Hood Public Information Officer University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries PO Box 117001 Gainesville, FL 32611 (352) 392-0342 ____________________________________ NOTE: Graduate Students should subscribe to the Graduate Student section of the student pagelet at http://my.ufl.edu. During Fall 2003, messages will be posted to this site and also sent by e-mail. Starting Spring 2004, most messages will be posted to this website exclusively. You can subscribe to the Graduate Student section within the Student News pagelet by using the following directions. Log on to myUFL at http://my.ufl.edu with your GatorLink username and password. You will see the 'Student News' pagelet in the top center of the page. Click on the 'edit' button in the top right hand corner of the Student News pagelet. Check the box next to 'Graduate Students' and hit the 'Save' button. Verify that the pagelet is now on the page you want it to appear. The 'Graduate Students' section will now appear on the Student News pagelet every time you log on.