The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 27, 2001 - History - 698 pages
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The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough.

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise.

The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale.

Winner of the National Book Award for history, the Francis Parkman Prize, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, and the Cornelius Ryan Award (for the best book of the year on international affairs), The Path Between the Seas is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, the history of technology, international intrigue, and human drama.
  

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Well researched history - Goodreads
Interesting but hard to read. - Goodreads
Great overview of the story of the canal. - Goodreads
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I don't remember, but it certainly seems never-ending. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Kathy - Goodreads

Fascinating to read the entire history of the building of the Panama Canal. I learned so much. And I am so impressed with the scope and miraculous and successful nature of the project. Read full review

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User Review  - Evelyn - Goodreads

So many details and happenings that went into the creation of the canal. So many lives lost to disease. So many difficulties. Amazing that it was actually finished and works so well. Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
11
THE VISION 18701894
17
Threshold
19
The Hero
45
Consensus of One 10
70
Distant Shores
101
The Incredible Task
124
Soldiers Under Fire
153
Adventure by Trigonometry
329
Remarkable Revolution
361
Envoy Extraordinary
387
The Imperturbable Dr Gorgas
405
Panic
438
John Stevens
459
The Man with the Sun in His Eyes
490
The Chief Point of Attack
529

Downfall
182
The Secrets of Panama
204
STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER 18901904
243
Theodore the Spinner
245
The Lobby
270
Against All Odds
305
Life and Times
555
Triumph
589
Afterword
616
sources
655
INDEX 611
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Copyright

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About the author (2001)

David McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback. His other acclaimed books are 1776, Brave Companions, The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge,and The Greater Journey. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.

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