For Sale _American Paradise: How Our Nation Was Sold an Impossible Dream in Florida

For Sale _American Paradise: How Our Nation Was Sold an Impossible Dream in Florida

Willie Drye


Winner of a 2016 IPPY Award Silver Medal for most sensible Non-Fiction, Southeast Region.

The tale of the way Florida grew to become entwined with american citizens' twentieth-century hopes, goals, and expectancies can be a story of mass myth, genuine property collapses, and catastrophic hurricanes. For Sale--American Paradise hones in at the reviews of yankee icon William Jennings Bryan, journalist Edwin Menninger, and others who formed similar to Florida that we all know at the present time and who offered that photograph as America's paradise. the solid additionally comprises the Marx Brothers, Thomas Edison, Al Capone, a pack of backwoods bandits referred to as the Ashley Gang, and the visionaries and businessmen who poured their desires and their funds into Florida within the roaring, raucous Twenties.

A story of a colourful and tragicomic period in which the attract and phantasm of the yank Dream was once on complete display--a Jazz Age interval whilst american citizens began chasing what F. Scott Fitzgerald referred to as "the orgiastic future"--the e-book finds how the 2008 cave in of Florida genuine property was once eerily just like occasions that occurred there within the Nineteen Twenties What units the mid-1920s' Florida land growth except more moderen booms-and-busts, even though, is this used to be the 1st time that rising new applied sciences, mass communications, and glossy advertisements innovations have been used to promote the country at the concept that prosperity and happiness are entitlements which are easily there for the taking.

Florida's picture as a spot the place the principles of way of life do not observe and winners visit play used to be shaped in this sunrise of the age of consumerism while americans desired to celebrate and make lots of cash, and hundreds of thousands of them idea Florida used to be the precise position to do that.

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