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The Resource The extraordinary life of Jane Wood Reno : Miami's trailblazing journalist, George Hurchalla

The extraordinary life of Jane Wood Reno : Miami's trailblazing journalist, George Hurchalla

Label
The extraordinary life of Jane Wood Reno : Miami's trailblazing journalist
Title
The extraordinary life of Jane Wood Reno
Title remainder
Miami's trailblazing journalist
Statement of responsibility
George Hurchalla
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fearless writer in the Miami wilderness, journalist, activist, and adventurer, Jane Wood Reno (1913-1992) was one of the most groundbreaking and colorful American women of the twentieth century. Told by her grandson, George Hurchalla, The Extraordinary Life of Jane Wood Reno is an intimate biography of a free thinker who shattered barriers during the explosive early years of Miami. Easily recognizable today as the mother of former attorney general Janet Reno, Jane Wood Reno's own life is less widely known. Born to a Georgia cracker family, Reno scored as a genius on an IQ test at the age of 11, earned a degree in physics during the Depression, worked as a social worker, explored the Everglades, wrestled alligators, helped pioneer scuba diving in Florida, interviewed Amelia Earhart, downed shots with Tennessee Williams, traveled the world, and raised four children. She built her own house by hand, funding the project with her writing. Hurchalla uses letters he unearthed from the family homestead and delves into Miami newspaper archives to portray Reno's sharp intelligence and determination. Reno wrote countless freelance articles under male names for the Miami Daily News until she became so indispensable that the paper was forced to take her on staff and let her publish under her own name. She exposed Miami's black-market baby racket, revealed the abuse of children at the now infamous Dozier School for Boys, and supported the Miccosukee Indians in their historic land claim. Reno's life offers a view of the Roaring Twenties through the 1960s from the perspective of a swamp-stomping woman who rarely lived by the norms of society. Titan of a journalist, champion of the underdog, and self-directed bohemian, Jane Wood Reno was a mighty personality far ahead of her time. Told by her grandson, George Hurchalla, this is an intimate biography of a free thinker who shattered barriers during the explosive early years of Miami
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hurchalla, George
Dewey number
070.4092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.R43
LC item number
H87 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reno, Jane Wood
  • Women journalists
  • Reno, Jane Wood
  • Women journalists
  • Florida
Label
The extraordinary life of Jane Wood Reno : Miami's trailblazing journalist, George Hurchalla
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Miami's roaring twenties -- Greece -- Summer 1931 -- The depression -- The best we could -- Back to school -- Barefoot and pregnant -- World War II -- The wasp nest -- Gambling and the Everglades -- The trailblazer -- The Miccosukees -- Oceolas and Tigers -- Adventure -- Brenda Starr -- A test of wills -- A career turn -- The last gasp -- Publicity! -- An unusual grandmother -- Life after Henry -- Just call me mud -- Go gator, and muddy the waters
Control code
1142524169
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780813066455
Lccn
2019954692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1142524169
Label
The extraordinary life of Jane Wood Reno : Miami's trailblazing journalist, George Hurchalla
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Miami's roaring twenties -- Greece -- Summer 1931 -- The depression -- The best we could -- Back to school -- Barefoot and pregnant -- World War II -- The wasp nest -- Gambling and the Everglades -- The trailblazer -- The Miccosukees -- Oceolas and Tigers -- Adventure -- Brenda Starr -- A test of wills -- A career turn -- The last gasp -- Publicity! -- An unusual grandmother -- Life after Henry -- Just call me mud -- Go gator, and muddy the waters
Control code
1142524169
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780813066455
Lccn
2019954692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1142524169

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