The Harvard Club of Naples

Invites you to


Modern history of SW Florida by Jason Vuic, Author of 

The Swamp Peddlers: 

How Lot Sellers, Land Scammers, and Retirees

Built Modern Florida and Transformed the American Dream

Jason Vuic

 Join fellow alumni for a fascinating discussion of Florida's raucous history.

In his book, The Swamp Peddlers, Jason Vuic chronicles how selling lots on installment transformed Florida

from an unaffordable dream for most people into the community we know today.

Along the way, changes begun in the 1950s spawned communities like Cape Coral, Port Charlotte and many more.

It brought huge increases in population and prosperity, but also sprawl, environmental damage, and fraud.

The growth frenzy led ultimately to the subprime mortgage crisis and many challenges we face today.


If you're interested in the history of our community, you won't want to miss this fascinating discussion.

UNC Press is extending a 40% discount off the cover price of the book via their website, using code 01DAH40.

In addition, they are extending free ground shipping for an order that totals over $75.


Buy the Book here

 About the Author

Photo of Jason Vuic


Originally from Punta Gorda, Florida, Jason Vuic is an award-winning writer and historian.

He is the author of several books, including The Swamp Peddlers, The Yucks! Two Years in Tampa with the Losingest Team in NFL History

and The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History.


Jason is a graduate of Wake Forest University. He holds an M.A. in history from the University of Richmond

and a Ph.D. in history from Indiana University Bloomington. He has been both a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar,

and has appeared on such well-known programs as NPR’s Weekend Edition, Fox and Friends in the Morning, and C-SPAN’s Book TV.



Wednesday, January 18, 2023

5:30 PM


Tickets: $20.00 Per Person






Tiburón Golf Club
2620 Tiburón Dr, Naples, FL 34109



This Event Features


A Talk by The Author, with Audience Question Period

Cash Bar


Come and join us for a fun evening!


5:30PM - 7:30PM Wed 18 Jan 2023, Eastern timezone


Tiburon Golf Club
2620 Tiburon Dr
Naples, FL 34109

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Look Who's Coming:

Richard LeBer
Marion LeBer
Alan Minoff
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Elizabeth Salmond
James Seymour
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Marilynne White
Barbara Kanter
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Judith Ressallat
Howard Freedman
John Levy
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Jean Elrick
John Studley
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William Humenuk
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Elizabeth Foster
Richard Dallow
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Derek Norman
Anne-Caroline Norman
Stanley Burson
Alan Walters
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Judith Warren
Arthur Warren V
Terry Sanz
Sabrina Sanz
Maxine Seifert
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Rebecca Lambert
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Michael Iannacone
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Anne Rubin
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Karen Schmitt
Ray Schmitt
Michael Kolowich
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Joseph Blitt
Ronald Benanto
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Daniel Krabill
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Paul Crnkovich
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Tom Steele
Mary Steele
Charles Hawkins
Barbara Hawkins
Hugo Harmatz
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Paul Crnkovich
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Roszel Thomsen
Dorothy Gay
David Poldoian
David Sissman
Daryl Sissman
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