Let the Sea Make a Noise...: A History of the North Pacific from Magellan to MacArthur

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HarperCollins, Mar 30, 2004 - History - 848 pages
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In this exceptionally innovative work, Walter McDougall projects on a large screen four hundred years of exciting voyages of discovery, pioneering feats, engineering marvels, political plots and business chicanery, racial clashes and brutal wars. It is a chronicle complete with little-known facts and turning points, but always focused on the remarkable people at the center of events, among them the America-loving Japanese ambassador to Washington on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Russian builder of the Trans-Siberian Railway, and a Hawaiian queen during the first period of Western competition for the islands.

Let the Sea Make a Noise . . . is a gripping account of the rise and fall of the empires in the last, vast, unexplored corner of the habitable earth -- an area occupying one-sixth of the globe. There is no other book that covers these same subjects in this wealth of detail and with such chronological scope.

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User Review  - Gerry - Goodreads

Great big picture history. Format will be controversial, but it worked for me. Read full review

Review: Let the Sea Make a Noise...: A History of the North Pacific from Magellan to MacArthur

User Review  - Goodreads

Great big picture history. Format will be controversial, but it worked for me. Read full review

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A professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, Walter A. McDougall is the author of many books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Heavens and the Earth and Let the Sea Make a Noise. . . . He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two teenage children.

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