For Sale -- American Paradise : How Our Nation Was Sold an Impossible Dream in Florida, Paperback / softback Book

For Sale -- American Paradise : How Our Nation Was Sold an Impossible Dream in Florida Paperback / softback

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Silver Medal Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards for Best Regional Nonfiction in the SoutheastThe 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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 312 pages, 12 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9781493036516

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