Last Train to Paradise
Winner of the Florida Trust Preservation Educational Media Outstanding Achievement Award 2013
Winner of the 2012 Independent Publisher's Book Award
Best Regional Non-Fiction
An over-sized, limited commemorative edition of acclaimed South Florida author Les Standiford’s gripping true account of the extraordinary construction and spectacular demise of the Key West extension of Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway, originally published in 2002 and now in its 20th printing.
This edition, commemorating the completion of the Over-Sea Railroad, January 22, 1912, includes a linen cloth cover, special heavy stock, silver foil stamping, a double gatefold, a hand-tipped map, and 150 new and vintage photographs and illustrations. Curators and historians at the Library of Congress, the Monroe County Library in Key West, and at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach assisted Creative Director Petra Mason with image sourcing, as did staff at The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York. Many of the images in this edition have never been published before.
Cover sketch: William Ranwell
Available hand-signed by the author.
“A flawless marriage of scholarship, historical commentary, and art.” St. Petersburg Times
“A gorgeous, meticulously designed edition.” Connie Ogle, Miami Herald.“A terrific story…truly irresistible.” Chicago Tribune
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El Nuevo Herald: Henry Flagler y su ‘Último tren al paraíso’