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              Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus
               

              Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus (Hardback)

              By Standiford, Les

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $39.99
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              • Pub Date
                28 Sep 21

              A New York Times bestselling author writes the untold story of three Golden Age titans and the confrontations, cutthroat business strategies, and eccentric personalities that built the Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus.

              ISBN 9781541762282
              Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Miami Noir
               

              Miami Noir (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Standiford, Les

              • RRP: $34.99
              • $34.99
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              From its earliest days as a raw-boned settlement to the contemporary landscape of palms, towering condos and bikinis, Miami has always been a beacon for law-abiders and law-breakers alike. Here, a host of noir talents reveal the dark and delicious side of paradise.

              ISBN 9781933354132
              Released NZ 13 Nov 2006
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Akashic Noir
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              Miami Noir: The Classics

              Miami Noir: The Classics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Standiford, Les; Contributions by Stoneman Douglas, Marjory; Leonard, Elmore; Dent, Lester; Neale Hurston, Zora

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $35.99
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              This long-awaited sequel to 2006's best-selling Miami Noir offers classic noir from Elmore Leonard, Zora Neale Hurston, Damon Runyon, Lester Dent, and many more.

              ISBN 9781617758065
              Released NZ 1 May 2021
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Akashic Noir
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              The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits

              The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Standiford, Les

              • RRP: $35.00
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              Original publication and copyright date: 2008.

              ISBN 9780307405791
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2017
              Publisher Random House
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              Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, and the Rise of America's Xanadu
               

              Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, and the Rise of America's Xanadu (Hardback)

              By Standiford, Les

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              The full and colorful history of the American resort town that redefined class, wealth, and celebrity, by Florida's preeminent historian and bestselling author

              ISBN 9780802128492
              Released NZ 21 Nov 2019
              Publisher Black Cat
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              Palm Beach, Mar-A-Lago, and the Rise of America's Xanadu
               

              Palm Beach, Mar-A-Lago, and the Rise of America's Xanadu (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Standiford, Les

              • RRP: $36.99
              • $28.77
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              The full and colorful history of the American resort town that redefined class, wealth, and celebrity, by Florida's preeminent historian and bestselling author

              ISBN 9780802157386
              Released NZ 3 Dec 2020
              Publisher Black Cat
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              Deal with the Dead
                

              Deal with the Dead (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Reprint)

              By Standiford, Les

              • RRP: $40.50
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              John Deal is back--but getting out from under his late father's shady past is tough. Especially when it's linked to a Miami mobster, his avenging son, and a hidden fortune. Can John survive a deal with the dead?

              ISBN 9781590586839
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2010
              Publisher Poisoned Pen Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series John Deal
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              Palm Beach, Mar-A-Lago, and the Rise of America's Xanadu
                

              Palm Beach, Mar-A-Lago, and the Rise of America's Xanadu (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by McLain, John; By Standiford, Les

              • RRP: $52.99
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              Looking at the island of Palm Beach today, with its unmatched mansions, tony shops, and pristine beaches, one is hard pressed to visualize the dense tangle of Palmetto brush and mangroves that it was when visionary entrepreneur and railroad tycoon Henry Flagler first arrived ther...e in April 1893. Trusting his remarkable instincts, within less than a year he had built the Royal Poinciana Hotel, and two years later what was to become the legendary Breakers--instantly establishing the island as the preferred destination for those who could afford it. Over the next 125 years, Palm Beach has become synonymous with exclusivity--especially its most famous residence, Mar-a-Lago. As Les Standiford relates, the high walls of Mar-a-Lago and other manses like it were seemingly designed to contain scandal within as much as keep intruders out. With the authority and narrative prose style that has gained Standiford's work widespread acclaim, Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, and the Rise of America's Xanadu tells the history of this fabled landscape intertwined with the colorful lives of its famous protagonists.
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              ISBN 9781665205481
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
              Publisher Tantor Audio
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              Palm Beach, Mar-A-Lago, and the Rise of America's Xanadu
                

              Palm Beach, Mar-A-Lago, and the Rise of America's Xanadu (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by McLain, John; By Standiford, Les

              • RRP: $52.99
              • $42.29
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              Looking at the island of Palm Beach today, with its unmatched mansions, tony shops, and pristine beaches, one is hard pressed to visualize the dense tangle of Palmetto brush and mangroves that it was when visionary entrepreneur and railroad tycoon Henry Flagler first arrived ther...e in April 1893. Trusting his remarkable instincts, within less than a year he had built the Royal Poinciana Hotel, and two years later what was to become the legendary Breakers--instantly establishing the island as the preferred destination for those who could afford it. Over the next 125 years, Palm Beach has become synonymous with exclusivity--especially its most famous residence, Mar-a-Lago. As Les Standiford relates, the high walls of Mar-a-Lago and other manses like it were seemingly designed to contain scandal within as much as keep intruders out. With the authority and narrative prose style that has gained Standiford's work widespread acclaim, Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, and the Rise of America's Xanadu tells the history of this fabled landscape intertwined with the colorful lives of its famous protagonists.
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              ISBN 9781665205474
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
              Publisher Tantor Audio
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              Miami Noir: The Classics
               

              Miami Noir: The Classics (Hardback)

              Edited by Standiford, Les; Contributions by Stoneman Douglas, Marjory; Leonard, Elmore; Dent, Lester; Hurston, Zora Neale

              • RRP: $93.50
              • $74.37
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              • Internationally sourced

              The long-awaited sequel to 2006's best-selling Miami Noir highlights an outstanding tradition of legendary writers exploring the dark side of paradise. The 19 stories featured in the superb Miami Noir: The Classics are solidly entertaining and a thoughtful history about life, cri...me and punishment in South Florida. --South Florida Sun-Sentinel Miami hasn't been around for long, as cities go--just a little over a century. But it's been fertile ground for crime fiction almost from the beginning. The evidence is clear in Miami Noir: The Classics...[Standiford's] choices for the 19 stories in this volume are fascinating. --Tampa Bay Times The 19 selections in this welcome reprint anthology in Akashic's noir series enshrine the dark side of Miami...This historical survey makes a fine case for Miami as a timeless setting for great crime fiction. --Publishers Weekly A collection that shows how far a city can come and still maintain a strong noir tradition. --Kirkus Reviews All these stories embedded within this historical survey, make a fine case for Miami as a timeless setting for great crime fiction. --Exclusive Magazine Critical praise for the original Miami Noir For different reasons these stories cultivate a little something special, a radiance, a humanity, even a grace, in the midst of the noir gloom, and thereby set themselves apart. Variety, familiarity, mood and tone, and the occasional gem of a story make Miami Noir a collection to savor. --Miami Herald For such a sun-stoked place, Miami sure is shady. Shadowy, too. Even at highest noon. Maybe it's the heat. Maybe it's the humidity. And maybe, just maybe, it's our destiny...With echoes of Charles Willeford's Hoke Mosely series, the Miami books of Elmore Leonard, the quirk of Carl Hiaasen, who never met a shady character he didn't wanna write, and Edna Buchanan, who seems to know all the shadows, this batch of dirty deep South Florida fiction might just send you packing...your own heat. --SunPost Sixteen new, diver
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              ISBN 9781617759536
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2021
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Akashic Noir
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