Author Archives: Sally J. Ling

About Sally J. Ling

Fascinating but little known history is all around us. I write historical fiction and nonfiction about remarkable events in Florida's history. Please join me for a fascinating ride.

Al Capone’s Miami

NOW AVAILABLE – Al Capone’s Miami: Paradise or Purgatory? Al Capone’s Miami: Paradise or Purgatory? will take a fascinating look at the years Al Capone spent in Florida. New information will shed light on his life on Miami Beach including liquor … Continue reading

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Mabel Walker Willebrandt – Fascinating Women of Prohibition

While it is true the Prohibition era was dominated by men, the truth is, there were several women, some famous and some infamous, some on the side of the law and some outside the law, that played very prominent roles. This is … Continue reading

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Gertrude Lythgoe – Fascinating Women of Prohibition

AL CAPONE’S MIAMI: PARADISE OR PURGATORY?   While it is true the Prohibition era was dominated by men, the truth is, there were several women, some famous and some infamous, some on the side of the law and some outside the law, … Continue reading

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Carry Nation – Fascinating Women of the Prohibition Era

While it is true the Prohibition era was dominated by men, the truth is, there were several women, some famous and some infamous, some on the side of the law and some outside the law, that played very prominent roles. This is … Continue reading

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Run the Rum In

Run the Rum In was a fun book to write. It started with an obscure and somewhat humorous article tucked away in a file on Roads in the Boca Raton Historical Society. In the article a boat filled with illegal booze accidently … Continue reading

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Chattahoochee

OUT OF MIND, OUT OF SIGHT THE REVEALING HISTORY OF THE FLORIDA STATE HOSPITAL AT CHATTAHOOCHEE AND  MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN FLORIDA Originally called the Florida Asylum for the Indigent Insane, but more commonly called “Chattahoochee” by long-time Floridians, I … Continue reading

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