THE MOST OF EVERYTHING by Harold Mehling

THE MOST OF EVERYTHING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A highly entertaining account of the mink capital of the country, Miami Beach, where the ""peacock people"" spent $150 million every winter-- unless the climate is looking the other way. These ""gaudy spenders"", according to Mehling, ""know what they are up to but can't stop it"" and he shows them in all their rampant ostentation, still maintaining the impression that the tourist business is good clean fun- even if a little crazy. It is certainly the lifeblood of Miami Beach. And it makes good copy-so do John Collins, Carl Fisher, Bernarr McFadden, and countless other bizarre and canny speculators and tycoons- and this plummets through the days of the land boom, the building boom, the nightclub boom, to today's long-distance soundwaves from Cape Canaveral.... The treatment is as showy as the subject which should make this an additional attraction for tourists.

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace