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  A Tale of Two Cities 1914-1968: Homestead - Florida City
Miami, FL: Metropolitan Dade County Planning Department, 1968.

Beautiful Miami, Florida
Brooklyn, NY: Albertype Co., 1920.
    1 leaf, [18] leaves of photographic plates of early Miami

  Coral Gables: A Brief History
Coral Gables, FL: Planning Dept., Historic Preservation Division, 1989.
    This book focuses on the historical development of Coral Gables. It includes a number of pictorial works identifying some of the most important buildings of Coral Gables.

  Cuban Architects: Their Impact on the Urban Landscape of Miami
Miami, FL: Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, 1985.
    This book looks at different architectual exhibitions held in Miami and highlights the contributions of Cuban American architects on the local landscape.

  From Wilderness to Metropolis: The History and Architecture of Dade County, Florida, 1825-1940
2nd ed. Miami, FL: Metropolitan Dade County, Office of Community Development, Historic Preservation Division, 1992.
    This book focuses on the history of Dade County - from patterns of early settlement to the later periods of rapid urban development. It also provides information regarding the history and architecture of Dade County's most significant buildings.

  Greater Miami: Guidebook and History to the Magic City
Chicago, IL: Curteich, 1935.
    Early guidebook and historical text for the city of Miami up to 1935.

Hurricane Scenes: Miami Disaster in Picture: Most Terrific Storm in World's History
Miami, FL: E. P. Wheelan, 1926.
    Chiefly illustrations, this short book shows the destruction wraught upon Miami by the great hurricane of 1926.

  Miami : Economic Resource Profile
Miami, FL: U.S. Impressions, 1990.
    Includes information on transportation, traditional neighberhoods, and real estate while also including notes about the growth of a high technology sector in the greater Miami area. Fostering the notion of Miami as a place for future commercial growth, this packet attempts to create interest in new activity and development.

  Miami, Florida, "The Magic City."
Miami, FL: s.n., 1920.
    Chiefly color illustrations, this is a pictorial work of Miami up to 1920.

  The Avocado and the Development of Avocado Park Groves, "Where Dollars Grow Fast."
Miami, FL: Square Deal Land and Development Co., 1924.
    Promotional material, with information on the area, attempting to lure buyers into purchasing shares for the Avocado Park Groves. Avocado Park Groves was located west of Coral Gables in between Tamiami Trail and Bird Road.

  The Biltmore Revisited: A Photo-Documentary Exhibition of the Miami Biltmore Hotel & Country Club, Coral Gables, Florida
Coral Gables, FL: Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, 1981.

  Akin, Edward N.
Flagler, Rockefeller Partner and Florida Baron
Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1988.
    The book opens with a look at the young Henry Flagler. It focuses on his business partnership with Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Company, underlining the combined impact of the oil industry and railroad expansion to the development of Miami and the Keys.

  Allman, T.D.
Miami: City of the Future.
1st ed ed. New York, NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987.
    Charts the overall growth of the city up to 1987. Allman traces the emergence of this "boom city" from Henry Flagler and the 1920's real estate market to the violent, crime laden image of the 1980's. In addition, he delves into the assimilatory tendencies of the Cuban-American community. Allman portrays Miami as a harbinger for growing national issues.

  Alvarez, Leonardo, et al.
Places in Time: Historic Architecture and Landscapes of Miami
Miami, FL: Florida International University, School of Design, 1994.
    This book provides a number of pictorial works featuring the buildings of Miami. There is a foreword written by historian Arva Moore Parks.

American Autochrome Company
Florida tornado, September 17-18, 1926 : over 400 dead, 1,100 injured, 5,000 homes destroyed, property loss $165,000,000
Chicago, Il: American Autochrome Co, 1926.
    Photographs of the Miami, Florida area after the 1926 hurricane

  American Institute of Architects, Florida South Chapter
A Guide to the Architecture of Miami
Miami, FL: Florida South Chapter, American Institute of Architects, 1963.
    This is a 64-page book covering the different architectural buildings developed in the Miami area.

  Anderson, Marie
Julia's Daughters: Women in Dade History.
Miami, FL: Herstory of Florida Inc., 1980.
    A general work on the involvement of women in the construction and growth of Miami-Dade County. Recounts the area's history from the earliest times of the Tequestas and European exploration up to the celebration of America's bicentennial. Anderson includes women based on the significance and permanence of their achievements, as well as the difficulty of making these strides during certain time periods. Such notables as Julia Tuttle and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, as well as many others, are writtten upon extensively. After discussing the role of women in two hundred years of exploration, settlement, and development, 1776-1976, Anderson wrangles with the possibilties for women in Miami's next one hundred years. Also includes short biographies on all of the women mentioned throughout the book.

  Arend, Geoffrey
Great Airports: Miami International
New York, NY: Air Cargo News, 1986.
    Arend highlights the history of the aeronautic industry in Florida with a special emphasis on the history of the Miami International Airport. The book also includes a number of illustrations.

  Armbruster, Ann
The Life and Times of Miami Beach
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.
    Armbruster examines the historical development of Miami Beach. She traces the city's history from its inauspicious beginnings, through the construction efforts of John Collins, the glitzy tropical playground image of the 1950's hotel scene, and its triumphant early 1990s rebirth as one the the world's trend defining hotspots. Her work also includes information on the area's leading personalities, Jackie Gleason, Arthur Godfrey, and well known hoteliers.

  Ashley, Kathryne B.
George E. Merrick and Coral Gables, Florida
Coral Gables, FL: Crystal Bay Press, 1985.
    This book provides a biography of George E. Merrick. It focuses on his various contributions to the development of Coral Gables, Florida.

  Ayers, R. Wayne
Florida's Grand Hotels of the Gilded Age
Images of America. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2005.
    The book examines Florida's most significant hotels of the late 1800's. While it deals with Gilded Age hotels from across Florida, one chapter focuses on Henry Flagler's Royal Palm Hotel in South Florida. A look at some of the events, entertainment, and other social activities that were a part of one's stay at the hotel is provided.

  Bachin, Robin F.
"From the City to the Seaside: Luxury Hotels in New York, Atlantic City, and Miami Beach"
In Grand Hotels of the Jazz Age: The Architecture of Schultze and Weaver, Edited by Lamonaca, M. and J. Mogul, 38-65. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2005.

  Baker, Robert K., and Maria L. Villanueva
Analysis of Hurricane Andrew Economic Damage and Recovery Options for the Boating, Marina and Marine Service Industries.
Technical paper / Florida Sea Grant College Program ; 72. Gainesville, FL: Florida Sea Grant College Program, University of Florida, 1993.
    Survey funded by Hurricane Educational Response Program assessing the damage of Hurricane Andrew.

  Ballinger, Kenneth J.
Miami Millions; The Dance of the Dollars in the Great Florida Land Boom of 1925
Miami, FL: The Franklin Press, 1936.
    Ballinger's book examines the story of the 1925 Florida land boom. He looks at the impacts that it had on Florida, including consequences for the state economy, political decisions, land development patterns, and more.

  Beaubien, Richard, and Valerie Beaubien
Discovering South Beach Deco: Walking Tours of the Miami Beach Art Deco District
Bolton, MA: Domani Press, 2004.
    This book offers different walking tours of the Miami Beach Art Deco District, covering more than 300 historic buildings. The authors include maps, pictures, detailed directions, and explanations as to the architectural styles prevalent on Miami Beach.

  Behar, Roberto M., and Maurice G. Culot, eds.
Coral Gables, An American Garden City
Paris, France: Norma Editions, 1997.
    This book includes historical information on the growth of Coral Gables. It also provides pictures of the city's most significant buildings.

  Bernard, Richard M. and Bradley R. Rice, eds.
Sunbelt Cities: Politics and Growth Since World War II.
1st ed ed. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1983.
    In "Miami: The Ethnic Cauldron" historian Raymond Mohl comments upon the everchanging poltical and social situation of Miami due to the massive influx of Latin American immigrants.

  Blackman, E.V.
Miami and Dade County, Florida: Its Settlement, Progress and Achievement.
Miami, FL: Victor Rainbolt, 1921.
    This is a general history about the initial stages of Miami's development as a city. It includes short biographies on notable local figures including the author.

  Blackman, E.V.
Miami and Dade County, Florida: Its Settlement, Progress, and Achievement
Chuluota, FL: Mickler House, 1977.
    This work was originally published in 1921. It offers a general history of the initial stages of Miami's development as a city. It includes short biographies on notable local figures including the author.

  Blake, Nelson M.
Land into Water - - Water into Land: A History of Water Management in Florida
Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University Press, 1980.
    This books deals with the number of problems that the state of Florida has encountered over the years regarding its water supply. The focus is on how the state has chose to address these problems to ensure that there is always an adequate water supply to meet the needs of its inhabitants, farmers, ranchers, industrialists, tourists, and others.

  Blank, Joan
Key Biscayne: A Historical of Miami's Tropical Island and the Cape Florida Lighthouse
Sarasota, Fl: Pineapple Press, 1996.
    Blank covers the history of Key Biscayne island, including its settlement, the environmental issues it faced, the problems it encountered in terms of public access to its beaches, etc. The sources include original documents, such as letters and pictures saved by descendents of settlers and lighthouse keepers. A bibliography is also included.

  Bloodworth, Bertha E. and Alton C. Morris
Places in the Sun: The History and Romance of Florida and Place Names
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1978.
    This book contains several short chapters explaining varieties of Florida place names that have made this state famous over the years. Each time, the book explains these place names' etymology and history. It includes a detailed bibliography.

  Born, Donna Knowles
The Road to Somewhere: A History of Baptist Hospital of Miami and the Kendall Community.
1st ed ed. Miami, FL: Arva Parks and Co., 1990.
    This work covers the history of Baptist Memorial Hospital from its establishment in 1960 up to 1990. Highlighted throughout the work is the hospital's importance in both shaping and reflecting social trends in Miami-Dade county. As a harbinger for expansion, the hospital's foundation marked a significant point in the development of Miami suburbs, namely Kendall. Mirroring the population growth of Dade county, Baptist Hospital has evolved from its early clientele of Protestant caucasians to currently serving the varied and diverse ethnic populations of modern Miami. Born focuses on these themes while presenting a detailed work of the hospital and the community it serves.

  Braden, Susan R.
The Architecture of Leisure: The Florida Resort Hotels of Henry Flagler and Henry Plant
The Florida History and Culture Series. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 2002.
    Braden documents the early growth of the hotel and leisure industry across southeastern Florida. She draws upon archival research as well as the memoirs and journals of visitors and hotel employees. The book ncludes information about Henry Flagler and Henry Plant, in addition to their far reaching impact on the area's economic composition and environment.

  Bramson, Seth H.
Speedway to Sunshine
Erin, Ontario: The Boston Mills Press, 1984.
    This book is a complete history of the Florida East Coast Railway, detailing the company's trials and tribulations through periods of boom, bust, and natural calamities. The book also includes information pertaining to all things dealing with the railway's operations, schedules, and mechanical equipment.

  Bramson, Seth H.
Speedway to Sunshine: The Story of the Florida East Coast Railway
Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 2003.
    This book is an updated version of the 1984 Speedway to Sunshine. It is a complete history of the Florida East Coast Railway, detailing the company's trials and tribulations through periods of boom, bust, and natural calamities. The book also includes information pertaining to all things dealing with the railway's operations, schedules, and mechanical equipment. Bramson has added four chapters that deal with the Florida East Coast Railway since 1984.

  Brookfield, Charles M. and Oliver Griswold
They All Called it Tropical: True Tales of the Romantic Everglades, Cape Sable, and the Florida Keys.
8th ed ed. Miami, FL: Bayan Books, 1977.
    Filled with stories of human involvement in the Everglades, Keys, and Cape Sable areas, this work tells several tales about the history of man in this sub-tropical region. From the Tequesta Indians to the establishment of Everglades national park, Brookfield and Griswold shed some light on the dramatic and exciting history of this "tropical" paradise.

  Brookfield, Charles M., and Oliver Griswold
They All Call It Tropical: True Tales of the Romantic Everglades, Cape Sable, and the Florida Keys
Miami, FL: Historical Association of Southern Florida, 1985.
    This book was first published in 1949, two years after the creation of the Everglades National Park. At the time, author Charlie Brookfield was leading tours of the Everglades for the National Audubon Society. This is an updated version of the 1949 book. It is filled with stories of human involvement in the Everglades, Keys, and Cape Sable areas. It tells several tales about the history of man in this sub-tropical region. From the Tequesta Indians to the establishment of Everglades national park, Brookfield and Griswold shed some light on the dramatic and exciting history of this "tropical" paradise.

  Brownell, Blair A. and David R. Goldfield, eds.
The City in Southern History: The Growth of Urban Civilization in the South.
Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1977.
    Discusses the growth of both old and new southern cities, the subsequent influences behind these developments,and Post-Civil War race relations.

  Burns, Allan F.
Maya in Exile: Guatemalans in Florida.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993.
    This focuses on the immigration of Guatemalans to the United States and particularly Florida. Providing backround information on the political and social problems driving immigration to the U.S., the work considers the importance of Guatemalans in the agricultural sector, their subsequent cultural assimilation in America, and the conscious effort to preserve their Mayan ancestral heritage.

  Burris, Bert
Your Miami Holiday
Coral Gables: B.Burris, 1963.
    Tourguide that provides info on local sights and attractions. However, because of the author's decision not to allow advertising within his guide, this book annouces "With no axe to grind, we have set down the facts as we see them, without puffery." Also included are helpful tips on places and hazards to avoid in Miami.

  Bush, Gregory W., and Arva Moore Parks
Miami, the American crossroad : A Centennial Journey, 1896-1996.
New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1996.
    Largely a compilation of historical documents on the growth of Miami ranging from the Tequesta Indians, European attempts at colonial expansion, the city's foundation and early development, and up to post-Hurricane Andrew. Includes interview excerpts and written materials from some of the city's best known benefactors and personalities. In addition to touching on most of the greater Miami area's general history, Parks and Bush also offer short chronicles and stories pertaining to historical landmarks in and around South Florida.

  Camber, Diane W., and Aristides J. Millas
70 Years of Miami Architecture: Commercial and Institutional Architecture in Dade County
Miami Beach, FL: Bass Museum of Art, 1991.
    This book covers several architectural exhibitions organized in Dade County from the 1920s on.

  Capitman, Barbara
Deco Delights: Preserving the Beauty and Joy of Miami Beach Architecture
New York, NY: E.P. Dutton, 1988.
    This is one of several books that Capitman has written on the Art Deco District of Miami Beach. Here, she presents a history of Art Deco architecture in Miami Beach.

  Capitman, Barbara
Portfolio: The Art Deco Historic District
Miami. FL: Bill Bucolo, 1980.
    Capitman founded the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL), which started the Miami Beach Art Deco preservation movement. She also led in the formation of the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District, the nationís only Art Deco district to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Capitman is the founder of the World Congress on Art Deco and the author of three books, including this one, which identifies Miami Beach's main art deco buildings and tells readers about their histories.

  Capitman, Barbara, ed.
Time Present, Time Past: The Art Deco District
Miami Beach, FL: Miami Design Preservation League, 1980.
    Capitman founded the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL), which started the Miami Beach Art Deco preservation movement. She also led in the formation of the Miami Beach Architectural Historic District, the nationís only Art Deco district to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This book identifies the main art deco buildings, tells readers about their histories, and deals with the efforts made to restore and conserve these architectural treasures.

  Capitman, Barbara, et al.
Rediscovering Art Deco U.S.A.
New York, NY: Viking Studio Books, 1994.
    This book discusses Art Deco's influence on Miami Beach's architectual heritage between the jazz age and World War II. It is one of several pieces that Capitman has written on Art Deco architecture.

  Carlebach, Michael and Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr.
Farm Security Administration Photographs of Florida
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1993.
    The authors examine the work of the FSA in Florida through ninety-four images made by photographers John Collier, Dorothea Lange, Carl Mydans, Gordon Parks, Marion Post Wolcott, and Arthur Rothstein. These pictures portray life as it was for a substancial number of people living in Florida during the 1930s. Though images of migrant workers predominante, it also includes images depicting daily middle-class life.

  Carter, Luther
The Florida Experience: Land and Water Policy in a Growth State
Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1975.
    Carter opens this book by explaining that everyone needs to have "a sense of place." He then documents how Floridian people have settled and worked their land to develop a sense of place and identify with its resources and most attractive aspects. Six case studies are included. A number of them deal with the Everglades area.

  Carter, W. Hodding
Stolen Water: Saving the Everglades from Its Friends, Foes, and Florida
New York, NY: Atria Books, 2004.
    Carter, after a canoe trip in the Everglades and many interviews with key players such as environmentalists, sugar farmers, Senator Bob Graham, etc, writes about the management and utilization of this wilderness. In doing so, he provides the different arguments that have entered the debates over the years and gives his opinion regarding the previous and current policies as well as the ones that should be adopted in the future.

  Ceo, Rocco J., and Joanne Lombard
Historic Landscapes of Florida
[Miami, FL]: Deering Foundation and the University of Miami School of Architecture, 2001.
    This work presents historic and contemporary Florida landscape photography as well as information on the state's most significant historic places and buildings. It includes sections on the work of renowned Florida architect William Lyman Phillips who designed the Mountain Lake Sanctuary, a part of the Bok Tower Gardens (now Historic Bok Sanctuary)in Lake Wales, Fairchild Tropical Garden, McKee Jungle Gardens in Vero Beach , and Graynolds Park in North Miami Beach. It also highlights former residences of John and Mable Ringling in Sarasota, the Thomas A. Edison Winter Estate and Botanical Gardens in Ft. Myers, the Charles Deering Estate in Cutler, brother James Deering's Vizcaya Estate in Miami, and the Kampong, the Coral Gables home of Dr. David Fairchild.

  Cerulean, Susan
The Book of the Everglades
Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 2002.
    This book provides a history of the Everglades, one of the most endangered ecosystems in North America. It describes the Evergladesí complex natural history and how civilization altered this place. Also, it looks towards the future, identifying the various environmental problems to be expected, and suggests different ways to approach them.

  Cerwinske, Laura
Miami, Hot and Cool.
New York, NY: Clarkson, N. Potter, Inc., 1990.
    This book displays the Miami tropical lifestyle through a photographic exhibit of some of its grandest homes. From classic Art Deco district to the Mediterranean influences of Coral Gables, this work goes over the entire spectrum of beautiful and unique Miami architecture while also providing some backround cultural and historical information.

  Cerwinske, Laura
Tropical Deco: The Architecture and Design of Old Miami Beach
New York, NY: Rizzoli, 1981.
    This book discusses the past and future of Miami Beach's famed Art Deco District. Cerwinske examines both the design and evolution of the early twentieth century architectual movement.

Chamberlain, John Newton
Glimpses of Miami, Florida: photo-gravures
Brooklyn, NY: The Albertype Co., 1904.
    1 leaf, 16 plates : all ill. (1 fold.)Includes images of homes, agricultural products, commercial activity, and undeveloped lands while offering a glimpse of old civic buildings and residential areas.

  Chamberlain, John Newton
Miami, Jewel of the South
Miami, FL: J.N. Chamberlain, 1921.
    Illustrated plates and descriptive letterpress on versos facing the plates

  Chandler, David L.
Henry Flagler: The Astonishing Life and Times of the Visionary Robber Baron Who Founded Florida
New York, NY: Macmillan, 1986.
    This book, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chandler, provides a biography of Flagler (1830-1913), co-founder of Standard Oil with John D. Rockefeller and pioneer in the development of Florida. It includes a great deal of information on Flagler's early years from ages fifteen to forty, as well as on the fate of his Palm Beach house, Whitehall.

  Chesney, Ann Spatch, et al.
Miami Diary, 1896: A Day by Day Account of Events that Occurred the Year Miami Became a City.
Miami, FL: Private Printing, 1996.
    Using periodicals, family resources, archival sources, diaries, and books, Chesney is able to recreate the day-to-day events of Miami during the year it was incorporated as a city. Describing each day from several different perspectives, the reader is offered a new look at old Miami, one that allows insight into the troubles and tribulations of various citizens and accounts of events that shaped the city's beginning.

  City of Miami, FL
Miami, this summer : How the "Seymores" Found Something New Under the Sun!
Miami, FL: City of Miami, FL, 1938.
    With illustrations, this booklet promotes Miami's tourist industry near the end of the 1930's.

  Cleary, Malinda Lester
"Denman Fink, Dream Coordinator to George Merrick and the Development of Coral Gables, Florida."
Master's thesis, University of Miami, 1996.

  Cohen, Isidor
Historical Sketches and Sidelights of Miami, Florida.
Miami, FL: Private Printing, 1921.
    A first hand account of the early development of Miami as told by someone who experienced it.

  Colburn, David R. and Janee L. Landers, eds.
The African American Heritage of Florida.
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1995.
    Series of twelve essays examining the relationship between African-Americans and the entire historical record of development in Florida. Includes work on "The Pattern of Race Relations in Miami since the 1920s" from historian Raymond Mohl.

  Croucher, Sheila L.
Imagining Miami: Ethnic Politics in a Postmodern World
Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1947.
    The author uses Miami as a window to analyze how the social, political, and economic construction of ethnic identities comes to shape inter-ethnic-group conflicts. The sources include interviews with community leaders, politicians, journalists, and business people, as well as periodical and political publications on Miami.

  Cruz, Arturo J. and Jaime Suchliki
The Impact of Nicaraguans in Miami.
Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press, 1990.
    Cruz and Suchliki discuss many of the problems and issues that have arisen out of the large Nicaraguan immigration to the greater Miami area. From economic information (immigrantion's effect on city resources and services like education) to a detailed look at incidences of criminality among certain portions of the new population, the authors attempt to present a balanced view of both the positive and negative impacts of this influx of people.

  Culot, Maurice and Jean-Francois LeJeune
Miami: Architecture of the Tropics
New York, NY: Princeton Architectual Press, 1993.
    In their discussion of tropical architecture, Culot and LeJeune exhibit the wide range of influences on the style of building that has come to encompass Miami architecture. Taking its directions from Europe, "cracker" culture, and the Caribbean islands, Miami's wide range of architectual styles have come to reflect the muli-ethnic culture it now houses. Beyond that, Culot and LeJeune strive to display that "Miami's style" rose specifically as a result of the area's unique environment. These innovations from the only sub tropical major city in the U.S. have subsequently, according to the authors, given Miami a distinct feel unlike any other city in the world.

  Curl, Donald
Mizner's Florida: American Resort Architecture
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987.
    This book documents the role played by the architect Addison Mizner in the design and development of several South Florida areas during the spectacular growth period of the 1920s. As Curl sees it, Mizner was a society architect. He used his Spanish Revival style in a number of works throughout West Palm and South Florida. The book contains 150 illustrations.

  Decroix, F. W.
Birnbaum's Miami & Ft. Lauderdale.
St. Augustine, FL: Florida Record Co., 1992.
    An early 90's tourist guide to the greater Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas. Going furhter than simply the scope of the general tourist booklet, this work provides details on many things outside of Miami's tourist attractions. In addition, short articles on the history of certain areas in greater Miami are included, mostly in conjunction with walking and driving tours through different parts of the city.

  Derr, Mark
Some Kind of Paradise: A Chronicle of Man and the Land in Florida
New York, NY: William Morrow and Co., 1989.
    This book is an environmental history of the state of Florida. It chronicles the early years of settlement through the first half of the twentieth century and up to today, concentrating largely on the southeastern coast and the Everglades. Derr also discusses, in detail, the roles of prominent citizens like Henry Flagler in shaping South Florida as a tropical mecca.

  Didion, Joan
Miami.
New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1987.
    Didion describes the transformation of Miami from the 1950's to present day due to the effects of massive Latino American immigration, the international drug trade, racial violence, and continuing tension amongst Cuban exiles concerning their former homeland. All these factors and more, according to Didion, turned Miami from a sunny vacation haven into the dangerous new capital of the western hemisphere's Third World.

  Doner, Michele Oka
Miami Beach: Blueprint of an Eden
Edited by Doner, Michele Oka, and Mitchell Wolfson, Jr.. Berlin: Art Books International, 2005.

  Douglas, Marjory Stoneman
Florida: The Long Frontier
New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1967.
    This book is a general history of the state of Florida. Douglas examines a plethora of topics - from the exploration of Florida by the Spanish and the Seminole Wars to Florida's role in the Civil War and the impact of Reconstruction. For her, Florida's status as a relatively unsettled frontier zone was only brought to an end with the completion of Henry Flagler's railroad to Key West in the early twentieth century.

  Douglas, Marjory Stoneman
The Everglades: River of Grass
Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, 1997.
    This is one of the most significant books ever to be published on the Everglades. Originally published in 1947, Douglas' work drew national attention to the increasing pressure that Floridians were putting on the Everglades. In her book, she provides an eloquent history of the people who have at various times occupied, explored, or hidden in the vast area. Additionally, she provides information on the Everglades' unique ecosystem and the many reasons why it must be preserved.

  Dunlop, Beth
Arquitectonica
Washington, DC: American Institute of Architects Press, 1991.
    This book examines the work of Arquitectonica - an international architectural firm - over the last twenty years. It contains project descriptions, photographs, and architectural plans. Since playing a large role in the design of downtown Miami, the firm has gone global with their high-style modern architecture appearing in Hong Kong, France, New York, and throughout South America. Before writing this book, Prior to writing this book, Dunlop worked as an architecture critic for the Miami Herald.

  Dunlop, Beth, and Roberto Schezen
Miami: Trends and Traditions
New York, NY: Monacelli Press, 1996.

  Dunlop,Beth
Florida's Vanishing Architecture
Englewood, FL: Pineapple Press, 1987.

  Dunn, Marvin
Black Miami in the Twentieth Century
Florida History and Culture Series. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1997.
    Beginning his narrative with the black pirates of Biscayne Bay, Dunn analyzes the involvement of the African-American community in over one hundred years of Miami history. From the cultural renaissance of old Overtown to the Lozano and McDuffie incidents, this work delves into the intricacies of African-American life during and after World World II, Segregation,the fight for Civil Rights, increasing racial tension and violence in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and up to present day.

  Fairchild, David
The World Grows Round My Door: The Story of the Kampong, a Home on the Edge of the Tropics
New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947.
    This is the story of Fairchild and the time he spent at his home in South Florida. Fairchild was an expert cultivator of plants. This book provides information regarding his successes and failures in cultivating in Florida, and it also tells of his travels throughout the world in search of rare plant species.

  Federal Writers Project, Works Projects Administration
Florida: A Guide to the Southern-Most State
New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1939.

  Firmat, Gustavo Perez
Life on the Hyphen: The Cuban-American Way.
Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1994.
    Using the mambo as both a metaphor and structural device for his discussion of the burgeoning Cuban-American culture, Firmat examines the life that the first gerneration of exiles have created since leaving Cuba after Castro's rise to power. More importantly, however, he writes extensively on different facets of the Cuban arts, from the stage to music and literature. According to Firmat, these separate genres helped to create both a culture that exists within a glorified memory of the Cuban homeland and the opportunity of life in the United States.

  Firmat, Gustavo Perez
Next Year in Cuba: A Cubano's Coming of Age in America.
New York, NY: Anchor Books, 1995.
    This is an account of the author's journey from Cuba as a young, eleven year-old boy to his life as a completely assimilated American and professor at Duke University. Firmat explores his feelings of longing for a greater attachment to his Cuban self as he strives to make his way in the U.S. The author exemplifies the dichotomy of life as an exile; tortured feelings of displacement freely intermingle with the struggle to create a new identity in a strangely different country. Firmat touches on all these subjects and shows the hardship of life without a true land to call home.

  Fisher, Jerry M.
The Pacesetter: The Untold Story of Carl G. Fisher
Fort Bragg, CA: Lost Coast Press, 1998.
    Jerry Fisher, a relative of Carl G. Fisher, traces the life of his cousin, noting his impressive accomplishments from Miami, New York, and elsewhere. The book traces Carl Fisher's role in the development of Miami Beach, and how he helped the city attain its status as an international tourist destination. Jerry Fisher also looks at his Carl's role in developing Montauk, Long Island, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the first transcontinental highway.

  Fitzgerarld-Bush, Frank S.
A Dream of Araby: Glenn H. Curtiss and the Founding of Opa-locka
1st ed ed. Opa-Locka, Fl: South Florida Archaeological Museum, 1976.
    Fitzgerald-Bush chronicles the foundation of the Florida boom town Opa-Locka, a suburb of Miami. Created in 1925 by famed inventor Glenn H. Curtiss, the city was a combination of mystique and Arabic architectual influence. The work allows a glimpse into what made and shaped this unique area.

  Frazure, Hoyt
Memories of Old Miami.
Miami, FL: The Miami Herald, 1969.
    Relayed by Hoyt Frazure, a Florida cracker who lived in Miami beginning at the age of 3 in 1905, this series of interviews compiled as a book offers a glimpse into what daily life consisted of for some of Miami's first inhabitants. Also covers Frazure's life experiences through early Miami to the 1920's land boom and into the Great Depression.

  Gabriel, Patricia
The Villagers' Book of Outstanding Homes of Miami
Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press, 1975.

  Gannon, Michael
Florida: A Short History
Rev. ed. ed. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2003.
    Gannon provides a concise overview of Florida's history. His book examines the early Spanish origins of the state and its significant, yet underappreciated, role in the development of the United States. In his coverage of the twentieth century, he includes information on popular history, race, immigration, and Florida's role in World War II. This revised edition also contains material on the lasting impact of the devastating Hurricane Andrew.

  Gannon, Michael, ed.
The New History of Florida.
Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 1995.
    A collaborative effort between several Florida historians, this work traces the history of Florida largely from the initial "discovery" by Europeans in the 1500's to the present day. Last section covers Florida's modern history (1920-1990's)and includes information about the growth of the state's major cities, Miami especially, and the destruction of the Everglades.

  Garcia, Maria C.
Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida, 1959-1994
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996.
    Garcia examines the Cuban presence in South Florida over a thirty-five year span, paying particular attention to Miami. She examines what groups came to South Florida from Cuba and what their motivations were for leaving this island. Her book also provides information on the formation of Cuban identity in the United States and on the role of Cubans in U.S. politics.

  George, Paul, ed.
A Guide to the History of Florida
New York, NY: Greenwood Press, 1989.
    This is a collection of articles spanning 10,000 years of Florida history. There are articles on topics ranging from aboriginal Florida and the early years of Spanish contact to those dealing with Florida in the Gilded Age and the role of women and minorities in the state's development. In total, there are fifteen articles dealing with specific time periods or groups from Florida's history. There are also a number of shorter articles dealing with the archives and sources that can be utilized for researching Florida's history.

  Gilbert, John W.
Miami and the Keys
Firenze, Italy: Bonechi ; Markham, Ont., Canada: Irving Weisdorf and Co., 1992.
    With a large amount of photographs, this book describes travel in both areas. Major promotional guide for local dining, hotspots, sights, and other attractions in South Florida. (The 1992 edition is also available in Spanish and German)

  Gleason, David K.
Over Miami
Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1990.
    Gleason's book provides readers with a series of aerial photographs of Miami. Gleason focuses on the city and its relationship to the water. He also provides readers with an overhead glimpse of the ethnically diverse neighborhoods of Miami.

  Gonzalez-Pando, Miguel
Greater Miami: Spirit of Cuban Enterprise.
1st ed ed. Ft. Lauderdale: Copperfield Publications, 1996.
    Gonzalez-Pando discusses Cuban-American entrepreneurialism and the development of commerce and wealth in this section of society throughout the second half of the twentieth century. Following the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, these exiled Cubans came to understand that a swift return to a Castro free Cuba was not in the immediate future and made the conscious choice to put down economic roots in the greater Miami area. Gonzalez-Pando looks at the history of this social movement and poses questions about its future.

  Goodwin, Gary and Suzanne Walker
Florida's Black Heritage Trail
Tallahassee, FL: Department of State, 1994.

  Gordon, Elsbeth
Florida's Colonial Architectural Heritage
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2002.
    Gordon's book examines the ways in which buildings were designed and constructed in Florida from 1565-1821, the periods of Spanish and English rule. She includes personal histories of a number of designers and includes information on how indigenous culture and materials were utilized in the construction of buildings in Florida. Her sources include archaeological discoveries made in Florida and historical documents from around the world.

  Grant, Homer D.
Grant's Tourist Guide of Miami, Florida
De Land, FL: E.O. Painter Printing Co., 1919.
    Early tourist guidebook for Miami

  Grenier, Guillermo J. and Alex Stepick, eds.
Miami Now!: Immigration, Ethnicity, and Social Change.
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1992.
    The authors describe and analyze the major social, economic, and political issues confronting the City of Miami today. They examine the differing ethnic communities, political struggles (between linguistic and racial groups), economic disparities, and the multiplicity of issues and problems aroused by tensions stemming from civil rights and immigration. The book's various authors aim to provide a greater understanding of what has contributed to both Miami's place as the capital of the Caribbean and as a harbinger of what could be in store for other increasingly diverse cities in the United States.

  Grunwald, Michael
The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise
New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 2006.
    Grunwald provides a detailed account of how the Everglades, previously thought of as being economically useless, have now become so desirable to developers that they require protection from the federal government. He looks at how both local and national leaders, and how both Democrats and Republicans, have come together to protect this environmental gem.

  Gullette, Thomas A.
Miami and Miami Beach Holiday Guide
Atlanta, GA: Delta C&S Airlines, 1954.
    Produced for Delta Airlines by Burke Dowling Adams, inc. this guidebook includes information on local dining, sights, and other opportunities for travel within the Caribbean. Pamphlet also mentions the optimum way to travel in South Florida, on Delta-C&S Airlines.

  Haase, Ronald
Classic Cracker: Florida's Wood-Frame Vernacular Architecture
Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, 1992.
    Haase examines the architectural style of the homes on North Florida's Cracker homesteads. He looks at the technology used for their construction and shows how the design of these homes specifically reflects the local climate. Furthermore, his book provides a glimpse at the settlement patterns of the 1800s in parts of northern Florida.

  Harner, Charles
Florida's Promoters: The Men Who Made It Big
Tampa, FL: Trend House, 1973.

  Harwood, Kathryn
The Lives of Viscaya: Annals of a Great House
Miami, FL: Banyan Books, 1985.

  Hatton, Hap
Tropical Splendor: An Architectural History of Florida
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, distributed by Random House, 1987.

  Hochstim, Jan
Florida Modern: Residential Architecture, 1945-1970
New York, NY: Rizzoli, 2004.
    Hochstim looks at the striking new forms of residential design that were utilized throughout Florida during the mid-twentieth century. His book covers the entire state, referencing the well-known and lesser-known creators of these examples of "MidCentury Modernism." Hochstim also provides information as to how these new styles were combined with more traditional forms of Southern architecture.

  Hollingsworth, Tracy
History of Dade County, Florida.
Coral Gables, FL: Glade House, 1949.
    Hollingsworth covers the history of Dade County from its the initial European exploration through the U.S. acquisition from Spain and the Seminole Wars. Includes information on major county neighberhoods, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, etc., as well as chapters on infrastructure, public utilities, the Tamiami Trail, and the Miami land boom. Also contains biographies on notable county figures.

  Jackson, Faith R.
Pioneer of Tropical Landscape Architecture: William Lyman Phillips in Florida
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1997.
    Jackson's book examines the life and achievements of the renowned landscape architect, William Lyman Phillips. She discusses his role in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Florida, the numerous public and private parks that he designed, and one of his greatest accomplishments - Fairchild Tropical Garden.

  Kennedy, Trish
Miami in Vintage Postcards
Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2000.

  Kleinberg, Howard
Miami Beach: A History
Miami, FL: Centennial Press, 1994.
    Kleinberg's work provides a detailed history of Miami Beach. It includes information on early Miami Beach immigration and settlement, changing land-use patterns, the development of tourist sites, and urban life.

  Kleinberg, Howard
Miami: The Way We Were
Tampa, Fl: Surfside Publishing, 1989.
    This is an overview of the history of Miami written by the former editor-in-chief of the Miami Times. With a plethora of archival photos, this work contains both striking visual images and text covering the ninety year history of this newspaper.

  Kleinberg, Howard
Woggles and Cheese Holes: A History of Miami Beach's Hotels
Miami Beach, FL: Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association, 2005.

  Lapidus, Morris
An Architecture of Joy
Miami, FL: E. A. Seeman, 1979.
    This is an autobiography describing the evolution of Morris Lapidus' architectural style. He played an important role in the architectural development of Miami Beach. In this book, Lapidus describes some of his early influences as well as the ways in which his style changed over the years.

  Lapidus, Morris
Too Much is Never Enough: An Autobiography
New York, NY: Rizzoli, 1996.
    This is an autobiography describing Lapidus' more than sixty year career as an architect. It deals with his early influences from the world of theater. Lapidus' book enlightens readers as to how his work was key in the early development of the post-modernist architectural movement.

  LaRoue, Samuel D., and Ellen J. Uguccioni
Coral Gables in Postcards: Scenes from Florida's Yesterday
Miami, FL: Dade Heritage Trust, 1988.

  LaRoue, Samuel D., and Ellen J. Uguccioni
The Biltmore Hotel: An Enduring Legacy
Miami, FL: Centennial Press, 2002.
    LaRoue thoroughly examines the chronology of the historic Biltmore Hotel from its initial construction in the 1920s to its renovation in the 1980s and 90s. Identified by many as a historically significant hotel, and having played host to throngs of celebrities, politicians, and other well known and well to do personalities, the Biltmore Hotel serves as a reminder of the original grandeur and luxury George Merrick envisioned when he constructed the surrounding area in the 1920s.

  Lavender, Abraham D.
Miami Beach in 1920: The Making of a Winter Resort
Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2002.
    Lavender's book examines the early growth of Miami Beach. He uses the year 1920, a "milestone" year in regards to the city's development, as the point of departure for his work. It was the year in which developments related to transportation, electricity, and telephones set the city on its course to become a modern tourist mecca.

  LeJeune, Jean Francois and Alan Shulman
The Making of Miami Beach:1933-1942: The Architecture of Lawrence Murray Dixon.
New York, NY: Rizzoli, 2000.
    This book examines the history of Art Deco architecture in Miami Beach. It pays particular attention to the involvement of Lawrence Murray Dixon, one of the best known practitioners of the era, and his role in the construction of Miami Beach's famed Art Deco District.

  LeJeune, Jean Francois and Maurice Culot
Miami: Architecture of the Tropics.
Miami, FL Brussels: Center of Fine Arts; Archives D'Architecture Moderne, 1992.
    A collection of essays discussing the architectual highlights of the Miami Area. Includes works focused on Art Deco in Miami Beach.

  Levin, Ted
Liquid Land: A Journey through the Florida Everglades
Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2003.
    Levin examines the work done by the Army Corps of Engineers in Florida's Everglades. He details the damage done by the system of canals and levees - a system that was constructed to help with flooding almost sixty years ago. Levin's book takes into account what we have now learned about the Everglades' significance, and he lays out a plan for managing this precious resource in the future.

  Leynes, Jennifer B., and David Cullison
Biscayne National Park Resource Study
Atlanta, GA: National Park Service, Southeast Region, 1998.

  Liebman, Malvina W. and Seymour B. Liebman
Jewish Frontiersmen: Historical Highlights of Early South Florida Jewish Communities
Miami Beach, Fl: Jewish Historical Society of South Florida, 1980.
    Liebman looks at Jewish involvement in the growth of South Florida. A significant portion of the area's Jewish demographic played developmental roles in the life of certain Floridian cities, notably Miami. Expanding outside of their tight knit religious communties, they eventually garnered power and influence local and state affairs.

  Lombard, Joanna, and Beth Dunlop
DPZ: The Architecture of Duany and Plater-Zyberk
New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2000.
    This book examines the urban design patters of the architectural firm DPZ. It contains information, as well as a number of illustrations, on the firm's work throughout the United States, Canada, and elsewhere. The author includes a look at the mark made by the firm in South Florida - one evidenced in such structures as Coconut Grove's Hibiscus House.

  Lowing, Herbert J.
The World's Miami
Miami, FL: World's Miami Publishers, 1927.
    A description of the travel and economic conditions in Miami before the Great Depression

  Lummus, John Newton
The Miracle of Miami Beach.
Miami, FL: Miami Post Publishing Co., 1940.
    Written by Miami Beach's first mayor and early developer, this history recounts the initial years of the beach's growth as a community and tourist attraction.

  Maltz, Alan, Les Standiford
Miami, City of Dreams
Key West, FL: Light Flight Publications, 1997.
    This is a collection of photographs of Miami. The authors include skyscrapers, hotels, Miami Beach's art deco architecture, and other urban scenes in their work.

  McCally, David
The Everglades: An Environmental History
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1999.
    McCally provides a history of the Everglades, focusing on the land itself instead of the people who have lived there. He begins with a look at the geological formation of the Everglades. He continues with an overview of how the land was impacted differently by paleo and archaic Indians, the Calusa, and later the Spanish. He examines why it lay untouched for so long and then shifts to a thorough retelling of how the United States has related to the land, covering periods where aims have varied from draining to preserving the Everglades.

  McCarthy, Kevin
The Hippocrene U.S.A. Guide to Black Florida
New York, NY: Hippocrene Books, 1995.

  Mclver, Stuart B.
Glimpses of South Florida History
Miami, FL: Florida Flair Books, 1988.

  Mclver, Stuart B.
The Greatest Sale on Earth: The Story of the Miami Board of Realtors, 1920-1980
Miami, FL: E. A. Seemann, 1980.

Merrick, George E.
Miami and the Story of its Remarkable Growth : An Interview with George E. Merrick published by the New York Times
Miami, FL: , 1925.
    A discussion on Miami in general with specific focus on the construction of Coral Gables.

  Miami Chamber of Commerce
Life is Better in Miami
Miami, FL: Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1938.
    An official publication of the city of Miami, this promotional pamphlet includes photos and material about the 1938-39 winter social season.

  Miami Chamber of Commerce
Miami Tropi-Quiz : Questions Most Frequently Asked About Miami with Complete Answers on Climate, Recreations, Accommodations, Health, Living & Vacation Costs
Miami, FL: Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1939.
    Questions and answers about different facets of Miami life circa 1939.

  Miami Chamber of Commerce
Truly yours, Miami
Miami, FL: Miami Chamber of Commerce, 194?.
    This pamphlet promotes outdoor recreational pursuits available in the greater Miami area.

  Miami Department of Publicity
Invitation to Miami: Tropical Playground of the World
Miami, FL: Department of Publicity, 1958.
    Description of travel and promotion in Miami during the late 1950's, with some illustrations

Miami Department of Publicity
Miami, Florida, By the Sea
Miami, FL: City of Miami, Publicity Department, 1928.
    Produced by the city of Miami's Department of Publicity, this promotional booklet discusses tourist industry developments and projects in the late 1920's.

  Millas, Aristides J., and Ellen J. Uguccioni
Coral Gables, Miami Riviera: An Architectural Guide
Miami, FL: Dade Heritage Trust, 2003.
    This book provides readers with a historical background of Coral Gables as well as a guide for exploring the architecture of today's Coral Gables. The book examines the nineteenth and twentieth century architectural forms that influenced the city's developers. It explains the developers' intention to create a "Master Suburb," and ends by providing six self-guided tours for viewing the city.

  Miller, Randall and George E. Pozetta eds.
Shades of the Sunbelt: Essays on Ethnicity, Race,and the Urban South.
New York, NY: Greenwood Press, 1988.
    A collection of scholarly essays on the development of southern cities in the post-WW II era, this book includes material focused on the influence of Cuban immigrants on Miami's political scene, northern migration to Florida, and the general growth of the state from 1880-1980. The work suggests a pattern of development amongst southern cities and provides comparative models of the nation's other regions to support its thesis.

  Mizner, Addison
Florida Architecture of Addison Mizner
New York, NY: Dover, 1992.
    This book is a reprint of a 1928 edition. It chronicles the architectural style of Addison Mizner. The book contains over 180 photographs, including residences and other public landmarks. The book is largely dedicated to his work in Palm Beach and Boca Raton. There is an introduction by Donald Curl and a biographical sketch by Ida Tarbell.

  Mohl, Raymond A.
South of the South: Jewish Activists and the Civil Rights Movement in Miami, 1945-1960
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2004.
    Mohl examines the role played by Jewish activists in Miami's civil rights movement. He pays particular attention to two Jewish women who were not from Miami, but moved there later in life to promote civil rights for African Americans. Matilda "Bobbi" Graff and Shirley M. Zoloth worked with grassroots organizations to desegregate Miami. Mohl makes it clear, however, that Miami's growing status as both a global tourist hub and a multicultural city created unique circumstances for civil rights pioneers.

  Mohl, Raymond A., ed.
Searching for the Sunbelt: Historical Perspectives on a Region.
1st ed ed. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1990.
    Twelve Sun-belt related essays present historical information and interpretation focused on regional perceptions, economic change, federal policy, southern and western metropolitan politics, race relations, immigration patterns, and cultural evolution in these developing areas.

  Moore, Deborah Dash
To the Golden Cities: Pursuing the American Jewish Dream in Miami and L.A.
New York, NY: Free Press, 1994.
    This is an analysis of the American Jewish community's changing nature as it moved from the Northeast and Midwest to Miami and Los Angeles. As Jews broke away from their traditional ethnic communities in New York and Chicago, the authors show that these migrants put a distinctive stamp on what encompassed the meaning of being Jewish in America. Drawn to the climate and casual lifestyle of Miami and L.A., the new communities were able to redefine "ethnic Jewishness" while also promoting quick assimilation into greater American culture.

  Morales, Folguera, and Jose Miguel
Arquitectura y Urbanismo Hispanoamericano en Luisiana y Florida Occidental
Malaga: Secretariado de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Malaga, 1987.

  Mormino, Gary R.
Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2005.
    Mormino's book is a social history of Florida since World War II. It deals with how the history of Florida and its people have been shaped by a number of factors. Included are looks at the impact of "land booms," tourism, and technology on the development of the state. There is also a chapter on the people of Florida's relationship with the environment.

  Morrison, James W.
The Negro in Greater Miami-- Fact Sheet : An Analysis of Population, Housing, Family Characteristics, Occupation, Income Distribution, and Education
Miami, FL: Greater Urban League of Miami, 1962.
    Prepared by the Greater Urban League of Miami during the early 1960's, this publication charts the changing political, economic, and social nature of Miami's African-American community.

  Morrissey, Pat
Miami's Neighborhoods.
Miami, FL: The Miami News, 1982.

  Muir, Helen
Miami, U.S.A.
2nd ed. Miami, FL: The Pickering Press, 1990.
    This is the second edition of Muir's book on the history and development of life in Miami. She focuses on topics varying from political debates to popular culture.

  Muir, Helen
Miami, U.S.A. Illustrated with Photos
1st ed ed. New York, NY: Henry Holt, 1953.
    This is a colorful history of Miami streching back from the founding of Lemon City and Fort Dallas all the way to 1953. The book contains an interesting chapter about the role of well known mafiosos - including Al Capone - in Miami Beach during the 1940s and early 1950s.

  Muir, Helen
The Biltmore: Beacon for Miami
Miami, FL: Pickering Press, 1987.

  Munroe, Ralph Middleton and Vincent Gilpin
The Commodore's Story: The Early Days on Biscayne Bay
2nd ed. Miami, FL: Historical Association of South Florida, 1985.

  Nagler, Richard
My Love Affair with Miami Beach
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1991.

  Nash, Charles Edgar
The Magic of Miami Beach.
1st ed ed. Philadelphia: David McKay Co, 1938.
    Subtitle: 'A detailed account of the traditions, history, and phenomenal growth of a wonder city built with the touch of Aladdin upon the sands of the semi-tropical lower east coast of Florida.'

  Nash, Eric P and Randall C. Robinson Jr.
MiMo: Miami Modern Revealed
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2004.
    A combination of post WWII optimism and modernism, MiMo embodies the flavorful and glamorous energy of a city developed around the notion of tropical splendor and decadence. Nash and Robinson provide backround on the main MiMo areas, Biscayne Boulevard and Collins Avenue, before delving heavily into the tourist centric mentality that helped to create the necessary atmosphere for this architectual style. Chronicling the subtropical modernist influence in MiMo, as well as that of the famed architect Franklin Lloyd Wright, the authors present and discuss the city's best known individual structures and neighberhoods. Moving onto the colorful celebrity personalties and architects who helped to define the era, MiMo Revealed displays how these people came to shape the character of not only Miami and Miami Beach, but to a large extent, the way in which America and the world have come to view the sub tropical haven that is South Florida.

  Olson, Arlene R.
A Guide to the Architecture of Miami Beach
Miami, FL: Dade Heritage Trust, 1978.

  Olson, James F. and Judith E. Olson
The Cuban Americans: From Trauma to Triumph.
New York, NY: Twayne Publishers, 1995.
    Details the historical backround behind both Cuban and Cuban-American ccultures; Traces the history of involvement between the island nation and the United States; Documents the development of the present day Cuban American community and what lies ahead for its future.

  Orr-Cahall, Christina
Addison Mizner (1872-1933) Architect of Dreams and Realities
2nd ed. West Palm Beach, FL: The Gallery, 1993.

  Parks, Arva Moore
Miami Then and Now
Miami, FL: Centennial Press, 1992.
    This is a photographic collection showing both old and new pictures of different sections of Miami. Parks provides two photos of the same area, showing the contrasts and change in the city from its initial stages of development to 1992. Included are pictures of Dixie Highway before it became a four laned thoroughfare, Henry Flagler's Royal Palm Hotel and the current DuPont Plaza Hotel (which stands on the Royal Palm's former lot), and the Orange Bowl from 1933 and today.

  Parks, Arva Moore
Miami, The Magic City.
1st ed. American Political Series. Tulsa, OK: Continental Heritage Press, 1981.
    This book covers the history of Miami from the city's founding until the publication of Moore's book (1981). The extensive photography that is included is the work of Steven Brooke.

  Parks, Arva Moore
Miami: The Magic City
2nd ed. Miami, FL: Centennial Press, 1991.
    This book covers the history of Miami from the city's founding through the 1980s. This is a revised and updated edition from that which she published in 1981. The extensive photography that is included is the work of Steven Brooke.

  Parks, Arva Moore
"The History of Coconut Grove, Florida, 1825-1925"
Master's thesis, University of Miami, 1971.

  Parks, Arva Moore
The Pathway to Greatness: Building the University of Miami, 1926-2001
Miami, FL: Colonial Press International, 2001.

  Parks, Arva Moore, et al.
Miami, the American Crossroad: A Centennial Journey, 1896-1996
Needham Heights, MA: Simon & Schuster, 1996.

  Patricios, Nicholas M.
Building Marvelous Miami
Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 1994.
    Patricios presents the architectual history of Miami. He analyzes growth and development as well as the different factors that influenced the architecture in each of the city's distinct areas.

  Peters, Thelma
Biscayne Country: 1870-1926
Miami, FL: Banyan Books, 1981.

  Peters, Thelma
Lemon City: Pioneering on Biscayne Bay, 1850-1925
Miami, FL: Banyan Books, 1976.
    Peters examines the history of Lemon City, one of the earliest communities in what would become Miami Dade County. She identifies the key figures in the settlement of Lemon City and shows how they shaped its early years of development. She illustrates what first drew people to the area, and also why they continued to migrate to this early community on Biscayne Bay.

  Peters, Thelma
Miami 1909, with Excerpts from Fannie Clemons' Diary
Miami, FL: Banyan Books, 1984.

  Phillips, William Lyman
The Fairchild Tropical Garden, Coconut Grove, Florida; Catalog of Plants Growing in the Garden
Coral Gables, FL: Kells Press, 1949.

  Pierce, Charles William
Pioneer Life in Southeast Florida
Edited by Donald W. Curl. Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press, 1970.
    This book examines pioneer life in southeast Florida, however, it largely focuses around the life of one man - Charles Pierce - and his family. While his family moved to the Lake Worth area in 1871, Pierce's story focuses on the transformation that took place along the southeastern coast in general. He looks at what initially drew immigrants to the area, their first experiences' once they arrived, and how business and technology shaped this development.

  Porter, Bruce and Marvin Dunn
The Miami Riot of 1980: Crossing the Bounds.
Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1984.
    This book discusses all aspects of the McDuffie riots that engulfed the African-American community of Liberty City in violence for three days in May of 1980. What short and long term causes led to the feelings of anger and despair among the African-American communities, the racially tinged incidents leading up to the riot, a detailed account of the McDuffie incident, a detailed account of the McDuffie police trial and verdict, a day by day telling of the riot and its victims, "who" rioted, and the riot's aftermath are all discussed in various chapters throughout the book.

  Portes, Alejandro and Alex Stepick
City on the Edge: The Transformation of Miami
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1993.
    Portes and Stepick examine the shifting demographics of Miami since the first wave of Cuban immigrants arrived in the 1960s, through the later influxes of other groups. Because of the massive influence certain ethnic groups have been able to exert on their new environments, notably the Cuban community, Portes and Stepick contend that Miami's nature as a city has changed, largely pushing towards tolerance and inclusion. The work includes chapters devoted to the events of 1980 (Mariel boatlift, Haitian immigration, McDuffie riots), an examination of the historical connection between Havana and Miami, how this connection led to the Cuban immigrant's preference for Miami, and finally the impact of new immigrants from other parts of Latin America, notably Nicaragua.

  Raley, H. Michael, Linda G. Polansky, and Aristides J. Millas
Old Miami Beach : A Case Study in Historical Preservation, July 1976-July 1980
Miami Beach, FL: Miami Design Preservation League, 1994.

  Redford, Polly
Billion-Dollar Sandbar: A Biography of Miami Beach
New York, NY: Dutton, 1970.

  Reeves, F. Blair
A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture
Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 1989.

  Rieff, David
Going to Miami: Exiles, Tourists, and Refugees in the New America.
Boston, MA: Little Brown and Co., 1987.
    Through interviews and personal accounts, Rieff manages to accurately paint the everchanging face and feel of the ethnic multitudes that exist in the "Gateway to Latin America."

  Rieff, David
The Exile: Cuba in the Heart of Miami.
New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1993.
    Rieff reflects back on the Cuban exile experience in Miami comparing their plight with other notable exiled ethnic groups. Having left Cuba with the idea of one day returning, the Cuban exile community has persisted in largely retaining much of their culture while assimilating into mainstream America. Rieff discovers, through interviews and research on first and second generation Cuban-Americans living in Miami, that as a result of a longing for the Havana of old (pre-Castro), a significant mythology of grandeur and luxury pervades memories of the homeland. Throughout the work, he discovers that what Cuba "was" and its present day reality can no longer be equated. Rieff also examines how the widespread American views of Cuba have been shaped almost completely by the influence of exile sources.

  Rinhart, Floyd and Marion Rinhart
Victorian Florida: America's Last Frontier
Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers, 1986.
    This book is a pictorial history of Florida. The authors' work begins in the north of Florida, but deals with places such as Tampa and Key West as well. It illustrates the ways in which Florida's first tourists saw the frontier gradually being pushed further south.

  Root, Keith
Miami Beach Art Deco Guide: A History of Miami Beach with Self-Guided Walking Tours in the National Register Historic District
Miami Beach, FL: Miami Design Preservation League, 1987.

  Roy, Joaquin
The Streets of Coral Gables: Their Names and Their Meanings
Miami, FL: University of Miami Press, 1989.

  Seebohm, Caroline
Boca Rococo: How Addison Mizner Invented Florida's Golf Coast
New York, NY: Clarkson Potter, 2001.
    This is a biography of the architect Addison Mizner. It examines his designs throughout Palm Beach - the city in which the bulk of his work was done - and elsewhere in South Florida. Seebohm also looks at how his lack of formal training and the worldly experiences he had early on came together to form an eclectic style.

  Shofner, Jerrell
Florida Portrait: A Pictorial History of Florida
Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, 1990.

  Smiley, Nixon
Yesterday's Florida
Miami, FL: E. A. Seemann, 1974.

  Smiley, Nixon
Yesterday's Miami
Miami, FL: E.A. Seemann, 1973.

  Standiford, Les
Coral Gables, The City Beautiful Story
Coral Gables, FL: Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, 1998.

  Stearns, Frank F.
Along Greater Miami's Sun-Sea-Ara : A Register of Prominent Residents Whose Fine Homes Adorn the Water Frontage of the Greater Miami Area, with Typical Illustrations, Guide Maps and Other Interesting Matter Pertaining to this Sun-Sea-Air-Area
1st ed. Miami, FL: F.F. Stearns, 1932.

  Taylor, Jean
Villages of South Dade
St Petersburg, FL: Bryon Kennedy & Co., 1985?.

  Tebeau, Charlton W.
A History Florida
3rd ed. Miami, FL: University of Miami Press, 1999.

  Tebeau, Charlton W.
A History of Florida.
Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press, 1971.
    This is a chronological history of Florida beginning with the advent of European exploration and colonialism in the 1500s. Tebeau reconstructs the major political events that have shaped the vital occurences and developments of Florida history. From the time of Florida as a frontier society to the bustling urban landscapes of Miami and Orlando, Tebeau displays how this growth occured and what it means for the future of the state.

  Tebeau, Charlton W.
The University of Miami: A Golden Anniversary History.
Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press, 1976.
    This book provides a detailed history of the University of Miami's first fifty years (1926-1976). In creating a complete historical record, Tebeau chronicles the school's turbulent beginning following the hurricane of 1926, up to the era of the Stanford presidency. From George Merrick to William Jennings Bryan, Tebeau discusses the role of many prominent figures in establishing and supporting the University. Furthermore, Tebeau ends his work by pondering several future issues facing both UM and higher education in general.

  Tebeau, Charlton W.
They Lived in the Park: The Story of Man in Everglades National Park
Coral Gables, FL: Everglades Natural History Association, 1963.

  The City of Miami
Things to Do and See in Miami
Miami, FL: , 1946.
    An official publication of the city of Miami, this tourist pamphlet stays true to its title and promotes the sights and sounds of Miami in the 1940's. Includes a map and directions to such places as the local Jai-Alai arena.

The Miami-Battle Creek
The Miami-Battle Creek, Miami Springs (Miami), Florida
Miami Springs, FL: Miami Battle-Creek, 1940.
    Promotional material about the Battle Creek Sanitarium founded by Dr. James Harvey Kellogg and funded by noted aviator Glenn Curtiss. Patterned on the Michigan sanitarium of the same name, this facility introduced guests to regimen therapy, a program designed to promote life-long healthy living. The therapy focused on such ideas as health, "race betterment," human welfare, and superhealth.

  Ward, C.H.
The Lure of the Southland : Miami and Miami Beach, Florida
Miami, FL: , 1915.
    Promotional magazine explains the benefits of living in Miami around the turn of the 20th century, largely as a means to dispel harmful myths about the area.

  Willbanks, William
Murder in Miami: An Analysis of Homicidal Patterns and Trends in Dade County, Florida,1917-1983.
Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1984.
    Looking over the homicidal patterns through a large section of Miami history, Wilbanks tries to explain the peak in murder rates during both the 1925-26 and 1980-82 periods.

  Winsberg, Morton D.
Florida's History Through Its Places: Properties in the National Register of Historic Places
Tallahassee, FL: Institute of Science and Public Affairs, Florida State University, and the Bureau of Historic Preservation, 1988.
    This book lists all Florida properties that appear in the National Register of Historic Places. Winsberg organizes his book along county lines. Generally, there are only a couple of pages dedicated to each county. While Dade County receives the most attention with fifteen pages of listings, Alachua, Duval, Monroe, Pinellas, Sarasota, and Volusia Counties all have five to ten pages dedicated to them.

  Wisser, Bill
South Beach: America's Riviera, Miami Beach, Florida
New York, NY: Arcade Publications, 1995.
    Wisser's book exmaines the development of the city of Miami Beach. He looks at the city's early history, the development of Art Deco architecture in Miami Beach, and the city's rise to prominence as an international tourist destination.

  Wolff, Reinhold P.
Miami Metro: The Road to Urban Unity.
University of Miami. Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Area development series, no. 9. Coral Gables, FL: , 1960.
    Analyzing the social and economic conditions that allowed for the establishment of the Metropolitan Dade Government, Wolff attempts to understand the times and issues that set the stage for this change in local and county governmental structures. Taking into account these separate factors and influences, Wolff peers back and forward, trying to judge both what this centralized and highly empowered new form of Dade county government is and what it may become.

  Wolff, Reinhold P.
Miami: Economic Patterns of a Resort Area.
Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami, 1945.
    Wolff deals with every aspect of South Florida's economic sphere up to 1945; includes chapters on the area's labor and natural resources, tourism, industry, real estate, and agriculture.

  Writers' Program (Florida)
Planning your vacation in Florida: Miami and Dade County, including Miami Beach and Coral Gables ... compiled by workers of the Writers' program of the Work projects administration in the state of Florida, sponsored by the Florida State planning board
Northport, NY: Bacon Percy and Daggett, 1941.

  Young, Vivian
Florida Treasures: Celebrating Florida's Historic Architecture
Tallahassee, FL: Florida Foundation for Architecture, 1996.

  Zuckerman, Bertram
The Dream Lives On: A History of Fairchild Tropical Gardens, 1938-1966.
Miami, FL: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 1988.
    Making use of interviews and the Garden's extensive archival resources, Zuckerman draws a history of FTG from its humble beginnings with Robert H. Montgomery and David Fairchild up to the fiftieth anniversary in 1988. From a simple preservation area for local plants, to an exhibition of foreign plant species, and now a home for some endangered animal species, the Garden and its enviromental mission have grown and continued to evolve since its conception.

  Zuckerman, Bertram
The Kampong: The Fairchild's Tropical Paradise.
Miami, FL: Fairchild Tropical Gardens, 1993.
    This book is a history of David Fairchild's tropical gardens as well as his involvement with nature preservation and botany in old Miami. It also provides a history of the Kampong, the Fairchild family home.


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