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Fool's paradise : players, poseurs, and the culture of excess in South Beach

Author: Steven S Gaines
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A revealing profile of the Miami Beach no one knows--a tale of fabulous excess, thwarted power, and rekindled lives. Created from a mix of swampland and dredged-up barrier reef, Miami Beach has always been one part drifter-mecca and one part fantasyland, simultaneously a catch basin for con men, fast-talk artists, and shameless self-promoters, and a Shangri-La for sun worshippers and hardcore hedonists. In Miami  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven S Gaines
ISBN: 9780307346278 0307346277 0307452212 9780307452214
OCLC Number: 227929772
Description: 274 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Socialites --
Miami Beach --
Lincoln Road --
Sans Souci --
The Fontainebleau --
Eden Roc --
Twilight of the gods --
The most powerful man in Miami Beach --
Fool's paradise --
Leonard and Barbara --
The mayor of South Beach --
Into the night --
South Beach story --
The forge --
Models --
The king of the city --
Liquid --
Season's end.
Responsibility: Steven Gaines.
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A revealing profile of the Miami Beach no one knows--a tale of fabulous excess, thwarted power, and rekindled lives. Created from a mix of swampland and dredged-up barrier reef, Miami Beach has always been one part drifter-mecca and one part fantasyland, simultaneously a catch basin for con men, fast-talk artists, and shameless self-promoters, and a Shangri-La for sun worshippers and hardcore hedonists. In Miami Beach it's often said that "if you're not indicted you're not invited." But the city's mad, fascinating complexity resists easy stereotyping. This is more than just a present-day profile of a dark Eden: Gaines journeys back into the city's social and cultural history, unearthing stories of the resort's past that are every bit as absorbing--and jaw-dropping--as those of its present.--From publisher description.

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