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The Resource Bubble in the sun : the Florida boom of the 1920s and how it brought on the Great Depression, Christopher Knowlton

Bubble in the sun : the Florida boom of the 1920s and how it brought on the Great Depression, Christopher Knowlton

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Bubble in the sun : the Florida boom of the 1920s and how it brought on the Great Depression
Title
Bubble in the sun
Title remainder
the Florida boom of the 1920s and how it brought on the Great Depression
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Knowlton
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Christopher Knowlton, author of Cattle Kingdom and former Fortune writer, takes an in-depth look at the spectacular Florida land boom of the 1920s and shows how it led directly to the Great Depression"--
  • The 1920s in Florida was a time of incredible excess, immense wealth, and precipitous collapse. The new cities that rose rapidly from the teeming wetlands spawned a new subdivision civilization-- and an egregious large-scale assault on the environment in the name of progress. Knowlton examines the grand artistic and entrepreneurial visions behind Coral Gables, Boca Raton, Miami Beach, and other storied sites, as well as the darker side of the frenzy. Giant fortunes were made-- and lost; the nightlife raged raucously, and the pure beauty of the Everglades suffered wanton ruination while the workers, mostly black, who built and maintained the boom endured grievous abuses. -- adapted from jacket
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Knowlton, Christopher
Dewey number
333.3309759/09042
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Real estate development
  • Real estate investment
  • Land speculation
  • Financial crises
  • Depressions
  • Florida
  • Depressions
  • Economic history
  • Financial crises
  • Land speculation
  • Real estate development
  • Real estate investment
  • Florida
Label
Bubble in the sun : the Florida boom of the 1920s and how it brought on the Great Depression, Christopher Knowlton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The last frontier. The pharaoh of Florida ; A railroad goes to sea ; New arrivals ; Ballyhoo -- Grand plans. A Spanish dreamscape ; Merrick's ideal city ; Great migrations ; A writer's education ; Trail blazers ; Habitual intemperence -- Tropical fever. Miznerland ; Weigall whoops it up ; A house in Coconut Grove ; Crime waves ; "A parade of pink elephants and green monkeys" ; Pirates of promotion ; Lull before the storm -- Graveyard of dreams. Hurricanes ; Speculative dementia ; The death of ballyhoo and hokum ; "I used to make dreams come true" ; A legacy of greed and folly
Control code
on1105935020
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 411 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781982128388
Lccn
2019034981
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1105935020
Label
Bubble in the sun : the Florida boom of the 1920s and how it brought on the Great Depression, Christopher Knowlton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The last frontier. The pharaoh of Florida ; A railroad goes to sea ; New arrivals ; Ballyhoo -- Grand plans. A Spanish dreamscape ; Merrick's ideal city ; Great migrations ; A writer's education ; Trail blazers ; Habitual intemperence -- Tropical fever. Miznerland ; Weigall whoops it up ; A house in Coconut Grove ; Crime waves ; "A parade of pink elephants and green monkeys" ; Pirates of promotion ; Lull before the storm -- Graveyard of dreams. Hurricanes ; Speculative dementia ; The death of ballyhoo and hokum ; "I used to make dreams come true" ; A legacy of greed and folly
Control code
on1105935020
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 411 pages, 16 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781982128388
Lccn
2019034981
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1105935020

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