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Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of  the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean by Les Standiford - Paperback - August 2003 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000003399)

Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean

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Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean

by Les Standiford

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New York: Crown / Broadway Books, August 2003. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Light edge and corner wear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 281 pages.

An 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. In 1904, entrepreneur Henry Flagler, partner to John D. Rockefeller, dreamed of a railway connecting the island of Key West to the Florida mainland, crossing a staggering 153 miles of open ocean. Many considered the project impossible, but build it they did. The railroad stood as a magnificent achievement for more than twenty-two years, heralded as "the Eighth Wonder of the World," until its total destruction in 1935's storm of the century.

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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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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000003399
Title
Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean
Author
Les Standiford
Format/binding
Trade Paperback
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1400049474
ISBN 13
9781400049479
Publisher
Crown / Broadway Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
August 2003
Keywords
history, rail, railroads, railways, trains, disasters, hurricanes, storms, Florida, Keys, Key West, Florida
Bookseller catalogs
Science & Technology; Exploration, Expeditions, and Discoveries; History; Biographies;
Size
8vo

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