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Paradise For Sale: Florida's Booms And Busts

Paradise For Sale Florida s Booms And Busts Internationally publicized as the happiest place on earth decades before Disney arrived the Sunshine State experienced a brief and wondrous economic boom in the mid s Entrepreneurs and real estat

  • Title: Paradise For Sale: Florida's Booms And Busts
  • Author: Nick Wynne Richard Moorhead
  • ISBN: 9781596298446
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • Internationally publicized as the happiest place on earth decades before Disney arrived, the Sunshine State experienced a brief and wondrous economic boom in the mid 1920s Entrepreneurs and real estate developers became overnight millionaires as they created luxury seaside resorts, golfing communities and country clubs Greats, near greats, the famous, the infamous, movieInternationally publicized as the happiest place on earth decades before Disney arrived, the Sunshine State experienced a brief and wondrous economic boom in the mid 1920s Entrepreneurs and real estate developers became overnight millionaires as they created luxury seaside resorts, golfing communities and country clubs Greats, near greats, the famous, the infamous, movie stars, politicians, athletes, ne er do wells, preachers, foreign royalty, con artists, educators, labor leaders, union members, every element of American and world society flocked to the Pleasure Paradise of the World Florida was a perpetual motion machine, destined to go on forever But in 1926, small bank failures led to panic, the new federal income tax law led to bankruptcy and a series of hurricanes decimated the tourist trade Florida s great boom had gone bust, not to recover until World War II However, Floridians remained optimistic that the sun of prosperity would rise again.

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    251 Comments

    1. Interesting, mostly to see how Florida was basically a huge Ponzi scheme built on land speculation and schemes designed to make money for millionaires/


    2. Bound: SunPost Weekly April 2, 2010sunpostweekly/2010/04/Selling “The Pleasure Paradise of the World”Chronicling Florida’s First Booms and BustsJohn HoodThere is no shortage of good books about what makes the Sunshine State so great. Hell, the SunPost’s very own Seth Bramson has himself written a small library full of them. There’s also a large barrage dedicated to what makes our state not-so-great, from the flimflam artists that first staked claim to this tropical paradise, to the pol [...]


    3. A nice concise history of Florida during the boom. So many Florida history books focus on one metropolitan area, this book did a nice job on canvasing the entire state and interrelation the populations and building techniques. It also briefly discusses 1950s Space Coast boom and how it parallels are 2008 housing crisis boom. It was an interesting expansion on the applied anthropological and historical studies of understanding how Florida's shape and development along with it's demise can predict [...]


    4. This book is very specific about the history of FL land speculation in the mid-1920s with a little background and a little follow up to present day (2009). I loved the sections that dealt with my local history - Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Miami, however there are other sections of the book that I skipped and I do not regret it. Some sections read a little drier than others, more like a textbook, whereas others read more conversationally like a blog post. It's a nice short read for a plane ride o [...]



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