No city's growth had been more outlandish than Miami—over 250,000 population increase since 1920. No other city had been blessed by the gods like Miami, where millionaires dawdled in blue plashing wavelets beneath azure heavens; where the nation's "400" golfed with royalty until tired, then attended the races for relaxation; where even a mere key lying three miles off the mainland was bought up by men like Carl Fisher (Prestolite) and Harvey Firestone (Akron tireman), transformed into a palmettoed Eden connected with Miami proper by a $1,000,000 causeway over Biscayne Bay. People...

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