Key West: History of an Island of Dreams / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $24.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (11) from $24.99   
  • New (3) from $95.00   
  • Used (8) from $24.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$95.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(26)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New BEST BUY????. BRAND NEW BOOK???. OFX/DD/UPFL.

Ships from: Bay, AR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$97.14
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(290)

Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$115.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(181)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Parrotheads, Hemingway aficionados, and sun worshipers view Key West as a tropical paradise, and scores of writers have set tales of mystery and romance on the island. The city's real story-told by Maureen Ogle in this lively and engaging illustrated account-is as fabulous as fiction. In the early 1800s, the city's pioneer founders battled Indians, pirates, and deadly disease and created wealth beyond their imaginations. In the two centuries since, Key West has nurtured tragedy and triumph and has stood at the crossroads of American history.

When Florida joined the Confederacy in 1861, Union troops seized control of strategically located Key West and city residents spent four years living under martial law. In the early 1890s, Key West Cubans helped José Martí launch the revolution that eventually ended Spain's control of their homeland. A few years later, the battleship Maine steamed out of Key West harbor on its last, tragic voyage. At the turn of the century, Henry Flagler astounded the entire country by building a technological marvel, an overseas railroad from mainland Florida to Key West, more than 100 miles long. In the 1920s and 1930s, painters, rumrunners, and writers (including Ernest Hemingway and Robert Frost) discovered Key West. During World War II, the federal government and the military war machine permanently altered the island's landscape. In the second half of the 20th century, bohemians, hippies, gays, and jet-setters began writing a new chapter in Key West's social history.

All of these personalities and events are wrapped in Ogle's unique and candid history of the island, an account that will fascinate past and present citizens of the Conch Republic, history buffs who like a well-told tale, and the millions of tourists from all over the world who love this colorful island city.

Maureen Ogle is the author of All the Modern Conveniences: American Household Plumbing, 1840-1890. Retired from the University of South Alabama, in Mobile, she currently lives in Ames, Iowa, and is working on a history of beer in America. Her personal definition of paradise is an evening of dining by moonlight on the deck at Louie's Backyard in Key West.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Island Sun
"Before you go... pick up a copy of "Key West," and you will acquire enough knowledge to make your visit exciting and fun. A must read for those who have already formed their own opinion of Key West, as well as for those who have never visited the captivating Florida Keys."
Lee Irby
Ogle captures this island city in all its quirky charm. Her story breezes along in typical Key West fashion-full of gossip and humor, with the jolt of a good cup of Cuban coffee.
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
"An interesting perspective on the island that served as a crossroad for international cultures, fostered an entrepreneurial spirit and has a long history of social progressiveness."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813026152
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 7/1/2006
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Maureen Ogle is the author of Ambitious Brew: The Story of the Immigrants and Entrepreneurs Who Invented American Beer and All the Modern Conveniences: American Household Plumbing, 1840-1890.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1
1 "Capitalists Will Always Go Where Capital Is to Be Found" 3
2 The Stuff of Which Legends Are Made 25
3 Winds of Change, Winds of War 44
4 Soldiers and Sympathizers 60
5 Cigar Makers and Revolutionaries 81
6 "Like No Other Place in Florida" 110
7 The Haves, the Have Nots, and the Men of Vision 139
8 "A Greenwich Village Nightmare" 161
9 Boom Town 187
10 The End of the Road 220
Sources 243
Index 263
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2010

    Fascinating History of Key West FL

    I ordered this book after visiting Key West because I wanted to learn more about this area. The book is full of history and is written in an easy-read style. I will take it with me when we go back to Key West.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)