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Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Transformed America
by Les Standiford
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...
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Categories: Business Biographies & Primers; Economics; History
Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean
by Les Standiford
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...
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Categories: History; Science
Done Deal: A John Deal Mystery (John Deal Series Book 1)
by Les Standiford
Our hero is Jack Deal, just trying to make a go of life. Several attempts to harm Deal have been made, without his knowing why. The latest attempt mistakenly sends his wife off a bridge into the Intracoastal Waterway. The car is found, but her body is not. Deal doesn’t know who his enemies are, what they want, or why. We know they want...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Deal to Die For: A John Deal Mystery (John Deal Series Book 3)
by Les Standiford
This suspenseful third John Deal crime thriller from Standiford finds the Miami building contractor tangling with Chinese gangsters who are trying to move in on a scheme hatched by two Hollywood porno magnates to create X-rated films for the huge mainland Chinese market. Deal already has troubles enough?his wife, Janice, has sunk into a...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday...
by Les Standiford
As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how Charles Dickens revived the signal holiday of the Western world. Soon to be a major motion picture. 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...
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
Raw Deal: A John Deal Mystery (John Deal Series Book 2)
by Les Standiford
John Deal’s life is finally coming together–he is reunited with his lovely wife, they have a beautiful baby, and DealCo, his Miami construction business, is booming with post-Hurricane Andrew contracts rolling in. The future looks bright…until the night that his house is engulfed by an arsonist’s flames and his wife is terribly...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Havana Run: A John Deal Mystery (John Deal Series Book 6)
by Les Standiford
John Deal has spent much of his adult life trying to rebuild the Miami construction firm that his late father ruined. When the possibility of a major project in post-normalized Cuba arises, he cant help but be intrigued. But Deal quickly learns that he's been lured to Havana for another, more dangerous purpose: to help a freedom-fighting...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Presidential Deal: A John Deal Mystery (John Deal Series Book 5)
by Les Standiford
John Deal is no hero–he just happens to be in the right place at the right time, cruising in the Gulf of Mexico when a group of Cuban refugees are tossed overboard in a smuggling operation gone awry. Then, presidential politics, particularly the importance of the Florida vote to President Frank Shelton’s reelection campaign, put Deal...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Deal With The Dead: A John Deal Mystery (John Deal Series Book 8)
by Les Standiford
Life looks good for John Deal. A new contract promises to put the family business in the black and restore its reputation, tarnished by suicide, the suicide of John's father. Getting out from under Barton Deal's shady past is tough. The new contract is linked to old ties -- like the multi-million dollar pact Barton made with Miami...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Bone Key: A John Deal Mystery (John Deal Series Book 7)
by Les Standiford
Its tough being a small-time hustler in Key West, FL. When this hustler is being beaten by a cop, John Deal steps in to stop it, but it is only a temporary rescue: the hustler turns up dead only two days later. The cops are claiming ignorance and the locals aren't saying a word. Could the dead man be somehow connected to a...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Book Deal: A John Deal Mystery (John Deal Series 4)
by Les Standiford
Reluctant sleuth and Miami developer John Deal is the last of his kind—a builder who appreciates his craft. His friend Arch Dolan was the last of his kind, too, a Miami bookseller who sold books because he loved them. Now someone has killed him for it. And he’s only the first body to fall. In quick succession the CEO of a huge...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Sex & Erotica
Washington Burning: How a Frenchman's Vision for Our Nation's Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the...
by Les Standiford
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...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
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