9780813029931-0813029937-Key West: History of an Island of Dreams

Key West: History of an Island of Dreams

ISBN-13: 9780813029931
ISBN-10: 0813029937
Edition: 1st
Author: Maureen Ogle
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780813029931
ISBN-10: 0813029937
Edition: 1st
Author: Maureen Ogle
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged author Maureen Ogle wrote Key West: History of an Island of Dreams comprising 288 pages back in 2006. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0813029937 and 9780813029931. Since then Key West: History of an Island of Dreams textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.06 or rent at the marketplace.

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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 two centuries since the city’s pioneer founders battled Indians, pirates, and deadly disease, Key West has stood at the crossroads of American history. In 1861, Union troops seized control of strategically located Key West. In the early 1890s, Key West Cubans helped José Martí launch the Cuban revolution, and a few years later the battleship Maine steamed out of Key West harbor on its last, tragic voyage. At the turn of the century, a technological marvel—the overseas railroad—was built to connect mainland Florida to Key West, and 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, and 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.

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