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For sale--American paradise : how our nation was sold an impossible dream in Florida, Willie Drye

Label
For sale--American paradise : how our nation was sold an impossible dream in Florida
Title
For sale--American paradise
Title remainder
how our nation was sold an impossible dream in Florida
Statement of responsibility
Willie Drye
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of how Florida became entwined with Americans' 20th-century hopes, dreams and expectations, and how it was the site of mass delusion, real estate collapses, and catastrophic hurricanes. For Sale--American Paradise focuses on the experiences of William Jennings Bryan and Edwin Menninger, who were among the people who shaped the image of Florida that we know today and who sold that image as America's paradise. It's also a tale of the euphoria and mass delusion that inevitably happens when times are good and people convince themselves that they've found a foolproof way to have it all, have it now, and keep it forever"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Drye, Willie
Dewey number
333.3309759/0904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD266.F6
LC item number
D79 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bryan, William Jennings
  • Menninger, Edwin A.
  • Real estate development
  • Real estate investment
  • Land speculation
  • Public opinion
  • Florida
  • Florida
Label
For sale--American paradise : how our nation was sold an impossible dream in Florida, Willie Drye
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An old man's memories -- Railroad to dreamland -- Dreamers and thieves -- Leave your brain at home -- The stars shine brightest in Florida -- The bootlegger's curse -- "Many die; cities razed" -- Spinning the tempest -- Hope from the swamp -- Mr. Brown in paradise -- Blown away -- Dreamland after all
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780762794683
Lccn
2015020882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)925439638
  • 2056686
  • 110907841
Label
For sale--American paradise : how our nation was sold an impossible dream in Florida, Willie Drye
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An old man's memories -- Railroad to dreamland -- Dreamers and thieves -- Leave your brain at home -- The stars shine brightest in Florida -- The bootlegger's curse -- "Many die; cities razed" -- Spinning the tempest -- Hope from the swamp -- Mr. Brown in paradise -- Blown away -- Dreamland after all
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780762794683
Lccn
2015020882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)925439638
  • 2056686
  • 110907841

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