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September 28, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Book Club Event: A Virtual Evening with Les Standiford discussing Last Train to Paradise


September 28, 2022
7:30 pm



Books & Books presents…

 A Virtual Evening with Les Standiford


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

(Broadway Books, 17.00$)

Wednesday, September 28th, 7:30PM ET | on Zoom

The Suniland Books & Books Original Book Club is pleased to announce a special meeting with author Les Standiford to discuss Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean. The meeting will be held on Zoom, Wednesday, September 28, at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to attend. Please contact Ruthanne Vogel ([email protected]) to be added to the Zoom invitation list.


About the Book:

“A dramatic story . . . and Les Standiford has a good deal of fun with it all.”
Washington Post Book World

“A definitive account of the engineering feat that became known as ‘Flagler’s Folly’. . . A rousing adventure.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“A fascinating and incredibly compelling account . . . I could not put it down.” —Donald Trump

“This is the remarkable true-life chronicle of one of America’s greatest engineering achievements, and how it was all blown to bits in a few hellish hours. No novelist could have invented such a stunning tale, or such unforgettable characters.”
—Carl Hiaasen, author of Basket Case

“Last Train to Paradise is a fast-moving and gripping story about one of the most ambitious and difficult engineering projects of the last century.” —Henry Petroski, author of Engineers of Dreams

Last Train to Paradise is a 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.

Books & Books stocks both the paperback edition of the book and a beautifully illustrated hardcover Centennial Edition, signed by the author.


About the Author:

Les Standiford is the Founding Director of the Florida International University Creative Writing Program and holds the Peter Meinke Chair in Creative Writing at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction