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

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Crown Publishers, 2002 - History - 272 pages
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"Last Train To Paradise is 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 strongest storm ever to hit U.S. shores."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - debann6354 - LibraryThing

Last Train to Paradise was a mesmerizing read. I have been a Florida resident for more than 30 years but mostly on the west coast and was not aware of the ill-fated railroad between Miami and Key West ... Read full review

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User Review  - alco261 - LibraryThing

Last Train to Paradise is a combination biography of Henry Flagler and a history of what amounted to a one man founding/development of the principle east coast cities of Florida courtesy of his ... Read full review


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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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