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Flagler: Last Train to Paradise

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 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 strongest storm ever to hit U.S. shores.

    This painting depicts a train crossing the historic Bahia Honda bridge on the Florida Keys. It was inspired by the book "Last Train to Paradise" which described the building of the bridge across the keys, and the fury of the hurricanes which ultimately destroyed the railroad.

  • This painting depicts a train crossing the historic Bahia Honda bridge on the Florida Keys. It was inspired by the book Last Train to Paradise which...

    "Last Train To Paradise" was named after the biography of Henri Flagler. This cubist composition tells the story of the "Flagler's Foly" and shows the Key West train station, the locomotive #3, the Bahia Honda bridge and some of the many bridges which used to links Key West to the mainland.

    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Having just visited St. Augustine, Florida, I was well aware of Henry Flager's ability to make dreams reality. The hotels and churches he built there are testament to that. But "Last Train to Paradise" lays claim to Flager's even grander dreams, dreams that put Ft. Lauderdale and Miami on the map as well as a coastal railroad to Key West. Impossible to imagine in this day and age due to understandable environmental concerns, Lee Standiford's riveting book explains how a determined, aged Flager made the impossible possible, even in light of personal tragedy and natural disasters. Standiford's coverage of the 1935 hurricane that put a final end to Flagler's dream rivals Erik Larson's "Isaac's Storm" in intensity. Standiford does justice to this amazing story. Highly recommended.

  • Taureau More than 1 year ago
    "Last Train to Paradise" was exceptionally well written, full of historical information that you would not find anywhere. As a native Louisianan, who has spent 44 years working in the rail industry and mostly in the swamps, Les Standiford had me in his mosquito infested swamps building railroads. It was one of the best reads in a long time. I would certainly recommend purchasing this great work of non-fiction.

    "Last Train To Paradise" was named after the biography of Henri Flagler. This cubist composition tells the story of the "Flagler's Foly" and shows the Key West train station, the locomotive #3, the Bahia Honda bridge and some of the many bridges which used to links Key West to the mainland.

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The Last train to paradise
They'd dubbed Flagler's folly for the use of a knife
Undeterred by their antics Henry went on with life
And drew up the plans for the last train to paradise.