Archive for Panic in Paradise Reviews

Reviews of Panic in Paradise: Florida’s Banking Crash of 1926:

“An exhaustively researched pioneering study; brilliant investigative reporting.” – Jack Blicksilver, Georgia State University “An extraordinary and unusual book that makes an important contribution to our understanding of banking history and the general economic history oof the 1920s. The banking collapse in the Southeast is virtually unknown, even to specialists…

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David O. Whitten editor of Business Library Review, 1996

Raymond B. Vickers Panic in Paradise: Florida’s Banking Crash of 1926 Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1994. xvi + 321 pp. $34.95. ISBN 0-8173-0723-0 David O. Whitten, Review. Auburn University © 1996 OPA (Overseas Publishers Association) Amsterdam B.V. Published in The Netherlands under license by Gordon and Breach Science Publishers…

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American Historical Review, Vol.101, no2(Apr., 1996), pp.585-586

United States 585 Raymond B. Vickers. Panic in Paradise: Florida’s Banking Crash of 1926. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. 1994. Pp. xvi, 312. $34.95 This is a story of mismanagement, fraud, government corruption, and cover-up in the banks of Florida and Georgia from 1926 to 1929. Raymond B. Vickers tells…

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The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 55, No.2. (Jun., 1995), pp. 444-445

(444) Reviews of Books Panic in Paradise: Florida’s Banking Crash of 1926. By Raymond B. Vickers. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 1994. Pp. xvi, 312. $34.95 Raymond B. Vickers demonstrates, as others before him have demonstrated, that the savings-and-loan debacle of the 1980s was a case of history repeating…

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CHOICE Current Reviews of Academic Books, January 1995 Vol. 32 No. 5.

32-2855 HG2611 93-35974 CIP Vickers, Raymond B. Panic in paradise: Florida’s banking crash of 1926. Alabama, 1994. 312p bible index afp ISBN 0-8173-0723-0, $34.95 Vickers, layer and historian who served for several years as assistant comptroller of Florida, has written a detailed history of the banking crash in Florida in…

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Tallahassee Democrat, Sunday April 21, 1996

Calmly reinterpreting the 1926 panic A historian sheds much-needed light on Florida’s abrupt shift from boom to bust. By William Warren Rogers Special to the Democrat TItle: “Panic in Paradise,” by Raymond B. Vickers Publisher: Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press; $34.95 The dramatic and pioneering book by Raymond B. Vickers…

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The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Sunday November 6 , 1994

Title: Panic in Paradise: Florida’s Banking Crash of 1926 Author: Raymond B. Vickers Data: University of Alabama Press, 312 pages Reviewed by Simon Barker-Benifield Willie Sutton may have known about a lot about robbing banks, but he missed a golden opportunity in Florida in the 1920s. Some of the people…

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