Let the Sea Make a Noise...: A History of the North Pacific from Magellan to MacArthur
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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"A stimulating analysis of the interaction of the races and cultures of the North Pacific over the past four centuries," said LJ 's reviewer of Pulitzer Prize winner McDougall's 1993 volume. The book ... Read full review
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Great big picture history. Format will be controversial, but it worked for me. Read full review