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History lessons

Published: Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 4:30 a.m. Herald Tribune You can’t change history. But can you change the story? That is what I have learned in researching a three-part series that continues tomorrow in the Sunday Real Estate section. “Florida Boom and Bust” focuses on the Florida land boom/bust…

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Banking’s Veil of Secrecy

By Harold Bubil Published: Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 4:30 a.m. — Second of three parts Raymond Vickers knows banks. Unlike many historians, he has practical experience in his field of expertise, earned from years as Florida’s assistant state comptroller in the mid-1970s and a career as a banking attorney…

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Q&A: Raymond Vickers on Bank-examination Reports

Herald Tribune Published: Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 4:30 a.m. Harold Bubil interviews Raymond Vickers, author of “Panic in Paradise,” about what he found in the bank-examination reports he used as primary sources for his book on the 1926 banking crash. (In Florida, such reports are kept secret forever unless…

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Crusading Historian Vickers is Still Battling His Detractors

Harold Tribune By Harold Bubil Published: Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 4:30 a.m. LAST OF THREE PARTS Historian and banking attorney Raymond “Vic” Vickers expected that his book exposing fraud and insider abuse by Florida bankers in the 1920s would garner criticism. He didn’t have to wait long. A year…

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