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- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 15.99
?Popular history in its most vital and accessible form. Standiford has recovered the mentality of America?s first group of young radicals, the Sons of Liberty, and tells their story with flair and grace.? ?Joseph J. Ellis, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Founding Brothers Les Standiford?s Last Train to Paradise , the fascinating true account... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2003; US$ 14.95
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. In 1904, the brilliant and driven entrepreneur... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 16.00
As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how one writer and one book revived the signal holiday of the Western world. Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so Dickens used what little money he had... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 15.00
Here is history that reads like fiction: the riveting story of two founding fathers of American industry?Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick?and the bloody steelworkers? strike that transformed their fabled partnership into a furious rivalry. Author Les Standiford begins at the bitter end, when the dying Carnegie proposes a final meeting after two... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 16.00
The Riveting Story of the Federal City and the Men Who Built It In 1814, British troops invaded Washington, consuming President Madison?s hastily abandoned dinner before setting his home and the rest of the city ablaze. The White House still bears scorch and soot marks on its foundation stones. It was only after this British lesson in ?hard war,?... more...
- HarperCollins 2015; US$ 18.99
The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the story of the largest public water project ever created?William Mulholland?s Los Angeles aqueduct?a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man who's vision shaped the future and continues to impact us today. In 1907, Irish immigrant William Mulholland conceived and built one... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 9.99
?Les Standiford?s account of the decades-long attempt to solve the murder of Adam Walsh is chilling, heartbreaking, hopeful, and as relentlessly suspenseful as anything I?ve ever read. A triumph in every way.? ?Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River ?The most significant missing child case since the Lindbergh?s?.A taut, compelling and often touching... more...