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Standiford, Les

Overview
Works: 60 works in 288 publications in 4 languages and 21,987 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Case studies  True crime stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Baseball stories  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: HV6603.W35, 813.54
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Publications about Les Standiford
Publications by Les Standiford
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Most widely held works by Les Standiford
Bringing Adam home : the abduction that changed America by Les Standiford( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,737 libraries worldwide
Relates the full, twenty-seven-year story behind the abduction and murder of Adam Walsh, the six-year-old son of "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh, as well as the decades-long search for the boy's elusive killer
The man who invented Christmas : how Charles Dickens's A Christmas carol rescued his career and revived our holiday spirits by Les Standiford( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,142 libraries worldwide
With warmth, wit, and good cheer, Standiford shows how the unlikely success of "A Christmas Carol" revitalized Charles Dickens's languishing career and revived the celebration of the near-forgotten Christmas holiday
Meet you in hell : Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the bitter partnership that transformed America by Les Standiford( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,129 libraries worldwide
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 decades of separation, probably to ease his own conscience. Frick's reply: "Tell him that I'll meet him in hell." It is a fitting epitaph. Set against the backdrop of the Gilded Age, a time when Horatio Alger preached the gospel of upward mobility and expansionism went hand in hand with optimism, Meet You in Hell is a classic tale of two men who embodied the best and worst of American capitalism. Standiford conjures up the majesty and danger of steel manufacturing, the rough-and-tumble of late-nineteenth-century big business, and the fraught relationship of "the world's richest man" and the ruthless coke magnate to whom he entrusted his companies. - Jacket flap
Black Mountain : a novel by Les Standiford( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 937 libraries worldwide
When he saves the life of the state's governor, New York City subway cop Richard Corrigan is invited to accompany the governor on a wilderness jaunt in Wyoming where, one by one, the members of the expedition seem to be either dying or disappearing
Havana run by Les Standiford( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 912 libraries worldwide
Hoping to rebuild the family construction business, John Deal takes a job in Cuba only to find that he has been set up as an unwitting pawn in a plot to rescue an American prisoner from a Castro jail
Deal with the dead by Les Standiford( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 873 libraries worldwide
As John Deal seeks to resurrect his late father's Miami building firm, he reluctantly agrees to work secretly for the same government agency which once employed his father
Bone Key by Les Standiford( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 869 libraries worldwide
While on his way to Key West to negotiate a business deal, John Deal stops to assist a young black man who is being tormented by police, and when that same man is found dead, Deal embarks on the investigation
Deal on ice : a novel by Les Standiford( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 837 libraries worldwide
A project for a giant media center in Coral Gables is stalled because of opposition, led by the town's booksellers. So the TV evangelist behind the project sends a couple of killers and the booksellers die. John Deal of Miami, whose wife worked for one of the victims, takes it upon himself to bring them to justice. By the author of Deal to Die For
Desperate sons : Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the secret band of radicals who led the colonies to war by Les Standiford( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 812 libraries worldwide
Explores the role of the Sons of Liberty in the American Revolution. Knowing that their deeds-- often directed at individuals and property-- were illegal, and punishable by imprisonment and even death, these agitators plotted and conducted their missions in secret to protect their identities as well as the identities of those who supported them. Those determined men-- including second cousins Samuel and John Adams, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, and John Hancock-- saw themselves as patriots. Yet to the Crown, and to many of the Sons' fellow colonists, the revolutionaries were terrorists who deserved death for their treason
Done Deal : a novel by Les Standiford( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 805 libraries worldwide
In this absorbing new thriller by the author of Spill, the lives of a young Miami couple are shattered when they step into the path of some major league criminals who'll do anything to pull off the scam of a lifetime. Johnny Deal is a down-on-his-luck building contractor, struggling to revive his once-thriving family business in the new Miami. For Deal, raised on such quaint notions as a day's work for a day's pay and owning up to your mistakes, the transformation hasn't
Presidential Deal : a novel by Les Standiford( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 742 libraries worldwide
An award ceremony for valor is disrupted by terrorists, masquerading as policemen, and they abduct the First Lady along with one of the recipients. He is Florida contractor John Deal, and he and the First Lady will outwit the terrorists
Last train to Paradise : Henry Flagler and the spectacular rise and fall of the railroad that crossed the ocean by Les Standiford( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 740 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the rise and fall of the Key West Railroad--which reached from the shores of mainland Florida to the island of Key West--describing its seven-year construction under the watch of entrepreneur Henry Flagler and its destruction by a hurricane in 1935
Deal to die for : a novel by Les Standiford( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 739 libraries worldwide
The Miami building contractor turned private eye, John Deal, investigates a murder which leads him to Hollywood and a racket to flood China with pornographic movies. By the author of Raw Deal
Deal with the dead by Les Standiford( file )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 669 libraries worldwide
From a humid office trailer in the backstreets of Miami, Florida, John Deal is attempting to resurrect his late father's construction outfit and sort through his troubled life. Surprisingly, he receives an unexpected and highly lucrative contract from the country for a new port complex. But just as things seem to be looking up for him, suit-clad shadows from his father's past come calling.--
Presidential Deal by Les Standiford( file )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
Johnny Deal is about to receive a presidential award for heroically rescuing 20 people from Miami waters. At the ceremony, however, as the president's wife stands in for her husband, terrorists attack the stage. Now Johnny and the First Lady are hostages, and Johnny's chances to remain a hero are rapidly slipping away
Done deal by Les Standiford( file )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
Johnny Deal trying to salvage what is left of his family's contracting business when he runs up against some investors who will do anything and eliminate anyone who keeps them from the property they want
Washington burning : how a Frenchman's vision fot our nation's capital survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the invading British Army by Les Standiford( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 620 libraries worldwide
An early history of Washington, D.C., describes how the city became the nation's capital, the design of eccentric French architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant, and the 1814 burning of the city by British troops
Deal to die for by Les Standiford( file )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 614 libraries worldwide
While John Deal is busy with a thriving construction business, he is shocked to learn that his closest friend, Barbara, is dead. Although the police rule it a suicide, Deal is suspicious. And Barbara's beautiful sister disappears, Deal is compelled to find the relationship between the two cases
Deal on ice by Les Standiford( file )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
While Florida contractor John Deal is trying to salvage his relationship with his estranged wife Janice, a string of murders rocks Miami. Deal and Janice become investigative partners, if not romantic ones
Raw Deal : a novel by Les Standiford( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 519 libraries worldwide
In Florida, house builder John Deal turns PI after his property is firebombed, an attack aimed at a Cuban tenant. He discovers a struggle between Cuban exiles, fighting for markets expected to follow Castro's downfall. By the author of Done Deal
 
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Alternative Names
Les Standiford Amerikaans historicus
Standiford, Les 1945-...
Лес Стэндифорд
スタンディフォード, レス
Languages
English (160)
French (6)
Dutch (3)
Spanish (2)
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