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Ybor City Chronicles: A Memoir

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
"As anyone knows who tunes him in on national TV as 'The Fight Doctor,' Ferdie Pacheco is a world-class spellbinder.  But catching that verbal magic on a page is a rare gift.  The proof is in the reading of this racy, vivid, evocative page-turner, as much fun to read as Ferdie had living it in this unique Cuban enclave, a world unto itself that he re-creates for us in ...more
Hardcover, 315 pages
Published August 23rd 1994 by University Press of Florida (first published January 1st 1994)
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Steve Hersh
Nov 09, 2015 Steve Hersh rated it it was amazing
Incredible, just incredible. Pacheco brings history alive in this memoir. I will be making a trip to Ybor City soon enough after reading this perfect book.
Apr 25, 2012 Kevin rated it liked it
Some great stories from the "Fight Doctor" about his family and friends and his early years in Tampa's Ybor City. I enjoy reading these type of personal histories.
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This was interesting to me because I grew up in Tampa, but it isn't particularly well done.
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Wonderful picture of the early history of Ybor City from the "30's to the aftermath of WWII.
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An interesting look at the Florida childhood of a true Rennaissance man.
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