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Each hosted both national political conventions in 1972 nobody would have imagined that this sandy backwater of run down hotels and high crime would soon become one of the country's most important cultural centersBut in 1981 125000 Cubans arrived by the boatload The empty streets of South Beach lined with dilapidated Art Deco hotels were about to be changed irrevocably by the culture of money that moved in behind cocaine and crime Posner takes us inside the intertwined lives of politicians financiers nightclub owners and real estate developers who have fed the Beach's unuenchable desire for wealth flash and hype the German playboy who bought the entire tip of South Beach with 100 million of uestionable money; the mayoral candidate who said If you can't take their money drink their liuor mess with their women and then vote against them you aren't cut o. The rich are despicable tells you an opportunist who happens to write about any conspiracy as long as it will make him money Ironic Engendering Song us inside the intertwined lives of politicians financiers nightclub owners and real estate developers who have fed the Beach's Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide unuenchable desire for wealth flash and hype the German playboy who bought the entire tip of South Beach with 100 million of The White Nights of Ramadan uestionable money; the mayoral candidate who said If you can't take their money drink their liuor mess with their women and then vote against them you aren't cut o. The rich are despicable tells you an opportunist who happens to write about any conspiracy as long as it will make him money Ironic

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Ut for politics; the Staten Island thug who became king of the South Beach nightclubs only to have his empire unravel and saved himself by testifying against the mob; the campaign manager who calls himself the Prince of Darkness and got immunity from prosecution in a fraud case by cooperating with the FBI against his colleagues; and the former Washington DC developer who played hardball with city hall and became the Beach's first black hotel ownerFrom the mid level coke dealers and their suitcases of cash to the uestionable billions that financed the ocean view condo towers the Beach has seen it all Posner's singular report tells the real story of how this small urban beach community was transformed into a world class headuarters for American culture within a generation It is a story built by dreamers and schemers And a steroid injected cautionary tal. I have a real problem with how this book was written from a factual perspective So many of the stories that he passes along in relation to the drug trade are spurious at best Additionally his facts are incorrect At one point he refers to Escobar s motto as being gold or lead The actual term is plata or plomo which refers to silver or lead Sloppy When I read that Posner was accused of plagiarism after reading this book I was not surprised This book reflects lazy research and Posner s main objective was to fund the building of an addition on his house or plastic sur The White Nights of Ramadan unravel and saved himself by testifying against the mob; the campaign manager who calls himself the Prince of Darkness and got immunity from prosecution in a fraud case by cooperating with the FBI against his colleagues; and the former Washington DC developer who played hardball with city hall and became the Beach's first black hotel ownerFrom the mid level coke dealers and their suitcases of cash to the The Black Ice Score (Parker, urban beach community was transformed into a world class headuarters for American culture within a generation It is a story built by dreamers and schemers And a steroid injected cautionary tal. I have a real problem with how this book was written from a factual perspective So many of the stories that he passes along in relation to the drug trade are spurious at best Additionally his facts are incorrect At one point he refers to Escobar s motto as being gold or lead The actual term is plata or plomo which refers to silver or lead Sloppy When I read that Posner was accused of plagiarism after reading this book I was not surprised This book reflects lazy research and Posner s main objective was to fund the building of an addition on his house or plastic sur

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Here in all its neon colored cocaine fueled glory is the never before told story of the making of Miami Beach Gerald Posner author of the groundbreaking investigations Case Closed and Why America Slept has uncovered the hair raising political financial criminal history of the Beach and reveals a tale that in the words of one character makes Scarface look like a documentary From its beginnings in the 1890s the Beach has been a place made by visionaries and hustlers During Prohibition Al Capone had to muscle into its bootlegging and gambling businesses After December 1941 when the Beach was the training ground for half a million army recruits even the war couldn't stop the party After a short postwar boom the city's luck gave out The big hotels went bankrupt the crime rate rose and the tourists moved on to Disney World and the Caribbean Even after the B. I gave up on this book While the first third was interesting inasmuch as it dealt with the founding of Miami Beach and subseuent events up to the eighties thereafter the narrative became mired in the minutiae of developers and their travails I would not recommend this book


10 thoughts on “Miami Babylon A Tale of Crime Wealth and Power

  1. says:

    “Miami Babylon” by Gerald Posner published by Simon SchusterCategory – HistoryCrime Publication Date – October 13 2009Most of us even if we have never been there are familiar with Miami and especially South Beach These cities have become known for their tropical playground money star studded celebrities but not many of us k

  2. says:

    I gave up on this book While the first third was interesting inasmuch as it dealt with the founding of Miami Beach and subseuent events up to the eighties thereafter the narrative became mired in the minutiae of d

  3. says:

    It was interesting there was just SO MUCH

  4. says:

    Review is for the Audible versionI was not impressed The first few chapters started out very promising diving into interesting history of an

  5. says:

    The good The wild west Colombian cocaine murders Griselda Bobby Weinstein Don Aronow sections The Miami Beach club section w Ingrid Casares Chris Paciello some other characters The mayoralpolitical corruption w Alex Daoud and othersThe badmeh The people trying to save the art deco city commissioner zoningcounci

  6. says:

    The rich are despicable tells you an opportunist who happens to write about any conspiracy as long as it will make him money Ironic

  7. says:

    Miami Babylon A Tale of Crime Wealth and Power by Gerald Posner pp 320A fascinating 100 year history of Miami Beach Florida through the lens o

  8. says:

    A lot of interesting facts such as how development of the beach was started how it continued Also it was fascinating learning about the horrible times in the 80's when crime was rampant and the elderly living there was sc

  9. says:

    I have a real problem with how this book was written from a factual perspective So many of the stories that he passes along in relation to the drug trade are spurious at best Additionally his facts are incorrect At one point he refers to Escobar's motto as being gold or lead The actual term is plata or plomo which refers to silver or lead Sl

  10. says:

    A history of Miami Beach real estate There are interesting episodes on the explosion of cheap cocaine and the arrival of t

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