Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Henry Flagler brought a railroad to Miami, Carl Fisher more or less invented Miami Beach, and the beauty of the place took care of much of the rest. But Mitchell Kaplan is, for my money, the man who has given this community a sense of the value of books and literature in our lives. Many have pitched in, to be sure, but Mitchell is the pole from which our literary big-top depends. God bless him, and keep him strong for another twenty-five years.