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Last Train to Paradise is acclaimed novelist Les Standifords fast-paced and gripping true account of the extraordinary construction and spectacular demise of the Key West Railroad—one of the greatest engineering feats ever undertaken, destroyed in one fell swoop by the Labor Day hurricane of 1935. Brilliant and driven entrepreneur Henry Flaglers dream fulfilled, the Key West Railroad stood as a magnificent achievement for more than twenty-two years, heralded as “the Eighth Wonder of the World.” Standiford brings the full force and fury of 1935s deadly “Storm of the Century” and its sweeping destruction of “the railroad that crossed an ocean” to terrifying life. Last Train to Paradise celebrates a crowning achievement of Gilded Age ambition in a sweeping tale of the powerful forces of human ingenuity colliding with the even greater forces of natures wrath.

“A dramatic story . . . and Les Standiford has a good deal of fun with it all.” —Washington Post Book World

“A rousing—a deeply sobering—story.” —Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed

“A fascinating and incredibly compelling account . . . I could not put it down.” —Donald Trump

“A definitive account of the engineering feat that became known as ‘Flaglers Folly. . . A rousing adventure."—Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Now in paperback, "Last Train to Paradise" is acclaimed novelist Standiford's fast-paced and gripping true account of the extraordinary construction and spectacular demise of the Key West Railroad--one of the greatest engineering feats ever undertaken, destroyed in one fell swoop by the strongest storm ever to hit U.S. shores.

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LES STANDIFORD is the author of eight critically acclaimed novels, including most recently Bone Key, as well as several works of nonfiction. He has received the Frank O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Since 1981 he has lived in Miami with his wife and three children. They are themselves survivors of Hurricane Andrew.

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ISBN:
9781400049479
Author:
Standiford, Les
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Subject:
History
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
Flagler, Henry Morrison
Subject:
Florida East Coast Railway - History
Subject:
Railroads - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
TWO 8-P BandW PHOTO INSERTS
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.67 in 0.52 lb

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History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
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Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General
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Transportation » Railroads » North America

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Product details 288 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9781400049479 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, "Last Train to Paradise" is acclaimed novelist Standiford's fast-paced and gripping true account of the extraordinary construction and spectacular demise of the Key West Railroad--one of the greatest engineering feats ever undertaken, destroyed in one fell swoop by the strongest storm ever to hit U.S. shores.
"Synopsis" by , LES STANDIFORD is the author of eight critically acclaimed novels, including most recently Bone Key, as well as several works of nonfiction. He has received the Frank O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Since 1981 he has lived in Miami with his wife and three children. They are themselves survivors of Hurricane Andrew.
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