Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyA journalist with outstanding narrative skill, Allman (Unmanifest Destiny) brings a glowing ambience to his multifaceted treatment of Miami. PW noted that ``colorful anecdotes abound, and readers will enjoy Allman's many revealing sidelights and personal profiles.'' (April)
Library JournalEven though Allman was born in Tampa, he's spent the major part of his adult life elsewhere and thus brings a distanced, critical perspective to this treatment of ``Miami, the magic city.'' Drawn to Miami for an interesting story, Allman fleshes out his first-hand account of contemporary Miami with historical research. Rather than clutter the text with footnotes Allman has appended chapter notes documenting his sources. Quirkily, he persistently ignores Miami Beach's independent city status. Allman paints a vivid portrait of a city in flux and turmoil, rising above its racial problems, both frightening and exciting, and Americanizing its multiethnic mix of Anglos, blacks, Cubans, Haitians, and others. Recommended for public and academic libraries. Susan Hamburger, Florida State Univ. Lib., Tallahassee
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