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

The Howe Society, a support organization of the George A. Smathers
Libraries' Department of Special and Area Studies Collections, sponsors the

Barbara Hood
Public Information Officer
University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117001
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-0342

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