Last Train To Paradise

Author: Les Standiford
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9781400051182
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The 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. In 1904, the brilliant and driven 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—an engineering challenge beyond even that of the Panama Canal. 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 deadly storm of the century. In Last Train to Paradise, Standiford celebrates this crowning achievement of Gilded Age ambition, bringing to life a sweeping tale of the powerful forces of human ingenuity colliding with the even greater forces of nature’s wrath.

The Nonfictionist S Guide

Author: Robert L. Root
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742556174
Size: 10.25 MB
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As a vital and growing literary genre, nonfiction impacts bestseller lists, writing programs, writersO workshops, and academic conferences on creative writing, composition/rhetoric, and literature. In a lively exploration of its poetics, The NonfictionistOs Guide examines the elements of contemporary nonfiction and suggests imaginative approaches to writing it. Beginning with a new definition of nonfiction and explanation of the nonfiction motive, Robert Root guides both readers and writers through the innovative and stimulating ways we write nonfiction now.

Tropical Whites

Author: Catherine Cocks
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812244990
Size: 45.76 MB
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Tropical Whites explains how the tropical beach resort came to symbolize the iconic vacation landscape. Catherine Cocks argues that the tourism industry romanticized and commodified tropical nature in the global South, ultimately legitimizing cultural pluralism and concepts of modern identity.

Hemingway S Girl

Author: Erika Robuck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101599367
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From the bestselling author of The House of Hawthorne comes a historical fiction novel that gives life to the women behind novelist Ernest Hemingway in a “robust, tender story of love, grief, and survival on Key West in the 1930s.”* In Depression-era Key West, Mariella Bennet, the daughter of an American fisherman and a Cuban woman, knows hunger. Her struggle to support her family following her father’s death leads her to a bar and bordello, where she bets on a risky boxing match...and attracts the interest of two men: world-famous writer, Ernest Hemingway, and Gavin Murray, one of the WWI veterans who are laboring to build the Overseas Highway. When Mariella is hired as a maid by Hemingway’s second wife, Pauline, she enters a rarified world of lavish, celebrity-filled dinner parties and elaborate off-island excursions. As she becomes caught up in the tensions and excesses of the Hemingway household, the attentions of the larger-than-life writer become a dangerous temptation...even as straightforward Gavin Murray draws her back to what matters most. Will she cross an invisible line with the volatile Hemingway, or find a way to claim her own dreams? As a massive hurricane bears down on Key West, Mariella faces some harsh truths...and the possibility of losing everything she loves.

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787678951
Size: 65.56 MB
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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

The Swamp

Author: Michael Grunwald
Publisher:
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A history of the Everglades traces its emergence from the sea after the last ice age to its modern role as the world's largest ecosystem restoration project, an account marked by such events as Napoleon Bonaparte Borward's 1904 gubernatorial campaign, railroad and agricultural developments by the Army Corps of Engineers, and numerous political challenges. 35,000 first printing.

Picturing Florida

Author: Kahren Jones Arbitman
Publisher: Fresco Fine Arts Publications
ISBN:
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This beautifully produced catalog showcases the work of thirty-eight contemporary artists from northeast and central Florida.

Hotel Ponce De Leon

Author: Leslee F. Keys
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813061498
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Keys details the famous Hotel Ponce de Leon building (currently Flagler College) and preservation efforts to reclaim the former hotel to its gilded age glory.