Cesar Becerra

Cindy Seip

Historian Cesar Becerra is the author of half a dozen books that delve deeply into the soil and soul of South Florida, including Robert Is Here: Looking East for a Lifetime, A Fifty Year Love Affair with Frankie’s Pizza, and The Logging History of the Everglades. In Orange Blossom 2.0, informed by decades of research, Becerra tells the untold story of the city’s “other mother,” Mary Brickell, a major landowner, developer, and presciently savvy businesswoman, who is often largely overlooked and overshadowed in the pages of Miami’s past.