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

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ISBN-10: 1400049474

ISBN-13: 9781400049479

Edition: N/A

Authors: Les Standiford, Henry Morrison Flagler

List price: $17.00
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Last Train to Paradise is acclaimed novelist Les 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 Labor Day hurricane of 1935. Brilliant and driven entrepreneur Henry Flagler’s 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 1935’s deadly “Storm of the Century” and its sweeping destruction of “the railroad that crossed an ocean” to terrifying life. Last Train to Paradise…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 8/5/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 4.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Les Standiford is the director of the creative writing program at Florida International University. He has lived in Miami since 1981.