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Author Visit – Dr. Thomas Graham – Mr. Flagler’s St. Augustine

June 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Anastasia Island Branch Adult Programs

Dr. Thomas Graham is coming back to Anastasia Island Branch Library to discuss Henry Flagler!

Mr. Flagler’s St. Augustine is just one of Dr. Graham’s many works on St. Augustine, its architecture, and of Henry Flagler, a man of wealth and influence which is still evident in Florida today.

“It would be difficult to imagine a more comprehensive account of Flagler’s life or St. Augustine’s growth from the 1880s through 1913.”Journal of Southern History

“More than just a treatment of one of the ‘great men’ of Florida history . . .it is also the biography of a city that briefly became the resort destination of choice for many affluent Americans in the Gilded Age.”Florida Historical Quarterly

“Gilded age tycoon Henry Flagler’s ambition, sagacity, and generosity along with his inner demons are revealed in Mr. Flagler’s St. Augustine, a study of how the entrepreneur changed the Ancient City and, ultimately, Florida’s East Coast.”Forum

“From the tall spires of the Ponce de Leon Hotel and the Cathedral of St. Augustine to street pavers on the ground, Graham offers us a detailed account of Henry Flagler’s impact on St. Augustine in this genially written book.”—Susan Parker, director, St. Augustine Historical Society

“With verve and wit, Graham makes St. Augustine and a whole cast of historic characters come alive.”—Susan R. Braden, author of The Architecture of Leisure

“You can smell the orange blossoms, twirl around the ballroom floors, envy the gowns at the charity balls, revel in the gossip about the rich and famous, suffer with the poor and the disenfranchised, and thrill to the first blaze of electrical lights, the first automobiles and ‘hard’ roads, and the new sport of golf.”—Elsbeth K. Gordon, author of Heart and Soul of Florida

 

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June 6
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Anastasia Island Branch
124 Seagrove Main St
St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080 United States
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