Bubble in the Sun
The Florida Boom of the 1920s and How It Brought on the Great Depression
Experience the excess and excitement of 1920s Florida, where the largest human migration in American history took place. In Bubble in the Sun, author Christopher Knowlton uncovers the grand visions and darker side of Coral Gables, Boca Raton, Miami Beach, and more, as tycoons, crooks, and celebrities descended upon the state in search of wealth and decadence. But at what cost? Knowlton reveals the enormous toll this boom had on the environment and workers, while exploring the hurricane that triggered the stock market crash and ultimately led to the Great Depression. This riveting history sheds light on an era that still impacts our country today.
2021-02-18T00:00:00.000ZThe telling of America’s first modern bubble: the Florida real estate boom of the 1920s. What’s great about this book is that so many of the characters, scenes, incentives, behaviors, and outcomes could be right out of today’s world. Same as it ever was. – source
2022-06-04T15:52:36.000Z@LDrogen This book is really good: – source
2022-09-28T12:50:00.000Z@CramersShirt Yup. Bubble in the Sun is a terrific book. Recommendation: Pick up "One Summer" by Bill Bryson, about America during the summer of 1927. I revisit both every so often, usually as a pair. – source