Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular by Les Standiford

By Les Standiford

Last educate to Paradise is acclaimed novelist Les Standiford’s fast moving and gripping real account of the extreme development and amazing loss of life of the major West Railroad—one of the best engineering feats ever undertaken, destroyed in a single fell swoop by means of the exertions Day storm of 1935. significant and pushed entrepreneur Henry Flagler’s dream fulfilled, the most important West Railroad stood as a powerful fulfillment for greater than twenty-two years, heralded as “the 8th ask yourself of the World.” Standiford brings the entire strength and fury of 1935’s lethal “Storm of the Century” and its sweeping destruction of “the railroad that crossed an ocean” to terrifying lifestyles. Last educate to Paradise celebrates a crowning success of Gilded Age ambition in a sweeping story of the robust forces of human ingenuity colliding with the even better forces of nature’s wrath.

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H ykso s king of Ava r is. His re ign ANT O N IU S, M ARC US (83- 311 IIC) (Mark Antony). Roman pol iu c ian a nd ge neral. H is firs t vis it to Egypt was as a cavalry co mm and I when A ulus Ga bi nius was in Alexa nd r ia to res to re Ptolemy X I( A uletes (57-54 BC). A nto nius then served wi th , or o n be ha lf o f, III rel ative lulius Caesa r in Gau l. Italy. and Greece . He was Caesui ' co lleag ue as co ns ul in 44 BC. an d followi ng his murde r, one o f thc 1''' litical he irs. :II tus ) and Marcus Ae m ilius Le pidu s , to res to re orde r to the Re puhh and und ert ouk the reorgani zat ion o f the easte rn part o f the emph An tonius me t Kleopatra V II at Tarsos in 4 1 BC.

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