• Architecture

Flagler's St. Augustine Hotels

The Ponce de Leon, the Alcazar, and the Casa Monica
Author: Thomas Graham
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561643009
Category: Architecture
Page: 87
View: 5863
An insider's look examines Henry Morrison Flagler's magnificent Spanish Renaissance hotel palaces, that at one time transformed America's oldest city--St Augustine, Florida--from orange groves and salt marshes to an exotic travel destination for the social elite. Original.

    • Architecture

Hotel Ponce de Leon

The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Flagler's Gilded Age Palace
Author: Leslee F. Keys
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813061498
Category: Architecture
Page: 269
View: 2304
Keys details the famous Hotel Ponce de Leon building (currently Flagler College) and preservation efforts to reclaim the former hotel to its gilded age glory.

    • Decoration and ornament, Architectural

Hotel Ponce de Leon

The Architecture and Decoration
Author: Flagler College,Flagler College Staff,Thomas Graham,Leslee F. Keys,Steven Brooke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615780795
Category: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Page: 200
View: 5748

    • History

Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine


Author: Thomas Graham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813049373
Category: History
Page: 583
View: 3109
Written for the average reader in plenty of time for the celebration of the founding of St. Augustine, Graham explores St. Augustine as Henry Flagler, the railroad baron who created Florida's East Coast tourism, saw it and built it.

    • Photography

Atlanta's Ponce de Leon Avenue

A History
Author: Sharon Foster Jones
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 161423468X
Category: Photography
Page: 128
View: 5793
Named for the famous Spanish explorer who was said to have discovered the Fountain of Youth, Atlanta’s Ponce de Leon Avenue began as a simple country road that conveyed visitors to the healing springs that once bubbled along it. Now, few motorists realize that the avenue, one of Atlanta’s major commuter thoroughfares, was a prestigious residential street in Victorian Atlanta, home to mayors and millionaires. An economic turn in the twentieth century transformed the avenue into a crime-ridden commercial corridor, but in recent years, Atlantans have rediscovered the street’s venerable architecture and storied history. Join local historian Sharon Foster Jones on a vivid tour of the avenue—from picnics by the springs in hoopskirts and Atlanta Crackers baseball to the Fox Theatre and the days when Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable and Al Capone lodged in the esteemed hotels lining this magnificent avenue.


    • History

That's the Way It Is

A History of Television News in America
Author: Charles L. Ponce de Leon
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022625609X
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 7466
When critics decry the current state of our public discourse, one reliably easy target is television news. It’s too dumbed-down, they say; it’s no longer news but entertainment, celebrity-obsessed and vapid. The critics may be right. But, as Charles L. Ponce de Leon explains in That’s the Way It Is, TV news has always walked a fine line between hard news and fluff. The familiar story of decline fails to acknowledge real changes in the media and Americans’ news-consuming habits, while also harking back to a golden age that, on closer examination, is revealed to be not so golden after all. Ponce de Leon traces the entire history of televised news, from the household names of the late 1940s and early ’50s, like Eric Sevareid, Edward R. Murrow, and Walter Cronkite, through the rise of cable, the political power of Fox News, and the satirical punch of Colbert and Stewart. He shows us an industry forever in transition, where newsmagazines and celebrity profiles vie with political news and serious investigations. The need for ratings success—and the lighter, human interest stories that can help bring it—Ponce de Leon makes clear, has always sat uneasily alongside a real desire to report hard news. Highlighting the contradictions and paradoxes at the heart of TV news, and telling a story rich in familiar figures and fascinating anecdotes, That’s the Way It Is will be the definitive account of how television has showed us our history as it happens.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Henry Flagler, Builder of Florida


Author: Sandra Wallus Sammons
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644676
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 59
View: 1471
An exciting biography about the man who changed Florida's east coast with his hotels and his Florida East Coast Railway Henry Morrison Flagler was already a millionaire when he first visited Florida in 1878. He liked what he saw. He came back and built railroads along the east coast so that others could more easily travel there; And he built grand hotels so that those who came had a beautiful place to stay. By the end of his long and productive life, he had built a railroad all the way to the very end of the Florida Keys. It arrived in Key West in 1912. Henry Flagler was very determined and practical. He met all the great challenges he set for himself. "It is no exaggeration to say that Henry Flagler `invented' modern Florida. And, Henry Flagler, Builder of Florida provides a wonderful account of just how he did it." ---John M. Blades, Executive Director of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum.

    • Architecture

Carrère & Hastings

The Masterworks
Author: Laurie Ossman,Heather P. Ewing,Steven Brooke
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847835645
Category: Architecture
Page: 320
View: 3541
A definitive volume on the storied designers of the Gilded Age. Architects of America's Gilded Age, Carrere and Hastings designed commercial buildings, elaborate residences, and prominent public structures in New York, Washington, London, Paris, Rome, and Havana between 1895 and 1924. Their client list included Carnegie, duPont, Rockefeller, Harriman, Morgan, Gould, Astor, Payne, Whitney, and Vanderbilt. They are revered for Beaux-Arts masterpieces such as the New York Public Library, the Ponce de Leon Hotel in St. Augustine, and the Frick House (now The Frick Collection) in New York, among many others. In addition, they made extensive renovations to the U.S. Capitol, and designed the Senate Office Building, the House Office Building, and the Carnegie Institute in Washington. This sumptuous monograph explores their work with a detailed look at residential, institutional, and commercial works such as the Alfred I. duPont House (now Nemours Mansion) in Delaware; the Flagler House in Palm Beach; and, in New York, the Henry Sloane House (now Lycee Francais), the Public Library, Standard Oil Headquarters, the Neue Galerie, Grand Army Plaza, Bryant Park, and others.

    • American literature

Catalog of Copyright Entries


Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 7932

    • Photography

Views of Jerusalem and the Holy Land


Author: N.A
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 224
View: 391
Views of Jerusalem and the Holy Land juxtaposes Steven Brooke's contemporary photographs with engravings and watercolours of corresponding earlier views.

    • Fiction

Florida Roadkill

A Novel
Author: Tim Dorsey
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061833029
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 6284
Sunshine State trivia buff Serge A. Storms loves eliminating jerks and pests. His drug-addled partner Coleman loves cartoons. Hot stripper Sharon Rhodes loves cocaine, especially when purchased with rich dead men's money. On the other hand, there's Sean and David, who love fishing and are kind to animals -- and who are about to cross paths with a suitcase filled with $5 million in stolen insurance money. Serge wants the suitcase. Sharon wants the suitcase. Coleman wants more drugs . . . and the suitcase. In the meantime, there's murder by gun, Space Shuttle, Barbie doll, and Levi's 501s. In other words, welcome to Tim Dorsey's Florida -- where nobody gets out unscathed and untanned!

    • History

Finding Florida

The True History of the Sunshine State
Author: T. D. Allman
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802120768
Category: History
Page: 528
View: 6009
Offers a comprehensive look at the history of the state of Florida, from its discovery, exploration, and settlement through its becoming a state, to notable events in the early twenty-first century.

    • History

St. Augustine and St. Johns County

A Historical Guide
Author: William R. Adams
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561644323
Category: History
Page: 111
View: 391
Some of the oldest historic sites in the United States are in and around St. Augustine, Florida—the Ancient City. From Fort San Diego in the north to Dixie Highway in the south, this book will guide you to all the best places in mainland St. Johns County—as well as many more on Anastasia Island. And in the Ancient City itself, discover more than fifty sites—from the Castillo de San Marcos and the City Gate to the National Cemetery and Lincolnville. Based on professional historic surveys, this guide provides maps and directions as well as visitor information and accurate historical narrative for each site. You can easily follow the trail of four hundred years of history, as each section is organized geographically.



    • History

Atlanta's Ponce de Leon Avenue

A History
Author: Sharon Foster Jones
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781609493493
Category: History
Page: 127
View: 1865
Named for the famous Spanish explorer who was said to have discovered the Fountain of Youth, Atlanta's Ponce de Leon Avenue began as a simple country road that conveyed visitors to the healing springs that once bubbled along it. Now, few motorists realize that the avenue, one of Atlanta's major commuter thoroughfares, was a prestigious residential street in Victorian Atlanta, home to mayors and millionaires. An economic turn in the twentieth century transformed the avenue into a crime-ridden commercial corridor, but in recent years, Atlantans have rediscovered the street's venerable architecture and storied history. Join local historian Sharon Foster Jones on a vivid tour of the avenue--from picnics by the springs in hoopskirts and Atlanta Crackers baseball to the Fox Theatre and the days when Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable and Al Capone lodged in the esteemed hotels lining this magnificent avenue.

    • Fiction

Love and the Incredibly Old Man

A Novel
Author: Lee Siegel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226757072
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 3434
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” begins one chapter of critically acclaimed Lee Siegel’s new novel, Love and the Incredibly Old Man. “In the beginning” starts another. What else can a novelist do when hired as a ghostwriter by an elderly, irascible, conquistador-costumed man claiming to be the 540-year-old Juan Ponce de León? The fantastic life of that legendary explorer—inventor of rum, cigars, Coca-Cola, and popcorn—is the frame for Siegel’s fourth chronicle of love, lies, luck, loss, and labia. Summoned with cold hard cash and a pinch of flattery, a professor and novelist named Lee Siegel finds himself in Eagle Springs, Florida, attempting to give form to the life of the man who, contrary to popular and historical opinion, did indeed find the Fountain of Youth. Spending humid days listening to the romantic ramblings of the old man and sleepless nights doubting yet trying to craft these reminiscences into a narrative that will satisfy the literary aspirations of his subject, Siegel the ghostwriter spins an improbable tale filled with Native Americans, insatiable monarchs, philandering cantors, deliriously passionate nuns, delicate actresses, androgynous artists, and deceptions small and large. For de León, and for Siegel too, centuries of conquest and colonialism, fortune and identity, are all refracted through the memories of the conquistador’s lovers, each and every one of them adored “more than any other woman ever.” Comic, melancholic, lusty, and fully engaged with the act of invention, whether in love or on the page, Love and the Incredibly Old Man continues the real Lee Siegel’s exuberant exploration of that sentiment which Ponce de León confesses has “transported me to the most joyous heights, plunged me to the most dismal depths, and dropped me willy-nilly and dumbfounded at all places in between.”

    • Biography & Autobiography

Pillar of Fire

America in the King Years 1963-65
Author: Taylor Branch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416558705
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 768
View: 8081
From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch, the second part of his epic trilogy on the American Civil Rights Movement. In the second volume of his three-part history, a monumental trilogy that began with Parting the Waters, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Taylor Branch portrays the Civil Rights Movement at its zenith, recounting the climactic struggles as they commanded the national stage.