Path Between The Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Pferdina - LibraryThing
I really enjoyed this history of the building of the Panama Canal. I had not known that the project was started by the French, or that there was a dispute over the route and whether the canal would have locks or not. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - etxgardener - LibraryThing
I usually like McCullough’s books, and was looking forward to this one, but it was just too long, and way too detailed for anyone without a degree in civil engineering. Plus you had to read half the ... Read full review
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The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
Limited preview - 2001