I am currently writing a novel set in Cedar Key. In my research, I discovered that John Muir had walked there (recorded in this book) and that he had become ill there. I read that his words about Cedar Key were revealing of the era and the place, so I purchased it.
It was exactly what I was looking for. As someone who loves and visits Cedar Key, I felt that the writing was precise to the feel of the location.
But I also enjoyed the rest of the book. How adventurous of Mr. Muir to take on this task of walking 1000 miles to the Gulf. For fortunate for him that he was able to do so. And how fortunate for me that I am able to read about it.