Globe Pequot / Pineapple Press
Trim: 6⅛ x 9
978-1-68334-060-7 • Paperback • November 2019 • $19.95 • (£14.99)
978-1-68334-062-1 • eBook • November 2019 • $19.00 • (£14.99)
Bob Yost enjoyed a lengthy career in the newspaper and magazine publishing world of Manhattan, beginning in the advertising department of the original New York Sun, later the New York World Telegraph and Sun.
After joining Vogue magazine in 1952 - followed by a brief hiatus on Madison Avenue - the lion's share of his work remained rooted in the realms of COnde' Nast Publications. He later founded the business firms Gordon/Shaw Inc. and Gordon/Shaw Ltd. (London).
Leaving London, he retired with his wife and son to rural New Hampshire in 1988. He later spent time in Washington D.C. Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Patricia Yost, began her career in New York as copywriter and publicity agent for several fashion manufacturing firms. She later joined VOGUE magazine as a merchandising editor in the madcap era of publishing icon, Diana Vreeland. Along the way, Pat wrote a travel newsletter, owned a small retail shop in New Hampshire, worked in public affairs for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, and gave it a go as a realtor in north Florida. She currently lives in West Palm Beach.
Late to the Party in the Roaring ‘20s is a terrific microcosm of the great excitement and tragic years of Florida’s Golden Age land boom. Men, women, entire families flooded into Florida believing bold enterprise practically guaranteed sudden riches. This inspirational account is a must read to truly understand the hopes, dreams, and struggles of the 1920s in that paradise called Florida.
Debi Murray, Chief Curator
Historical Society of Palm Beach County