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

Author: Christopher Knowlton
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"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"--
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Genre/Form: History
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Knowlton, Christopher.
Bubble in the sun
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.
(DLC) 2019034982
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Knowlton
ISBN: 9781982128371 1982128372 9781982128388 1982128380
OCLC Number: 1105935020
Description: xix, 411 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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.
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