The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914

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Simon and Schuster, 27 oct. 2001 - 698 páginas
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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Qualities that built the Panama Canal: nerve; persistence; dynamic energy; imagination; ambition; propaganda; deception; desire for power. Pleasantries involved in its building: yellow fever; malaria ... Leer reseña completa

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I read this book because my wife and I are taking a cruise into the Canal next fall. I also love David McCullough’s books. I read his Brooklyn Bridge book and the book he wrote about the Wright ... Leer reseña completa

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PREFACE
THE VISION 18701894
Threshold
The Hero
Consensus of One Photographs
Distant Shores
The Incredible Task
Soldiers Under Fire
Remarkable Revolution
Envoy Extraordinary
THE BUILDERS 19041914
The Imperturbable Dr Gorgas
Panic
John Stevens
The Man with the Sun in His Eyes
The Chief Point of Attack

Downfall
The Secrets of Panama
STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER 18901904
Theodore the Spinner
The Lobby
Photographs
Against All Odds
Adventure by Trigonometry
Life and Times
Triumph
Afterword
ABOUT DAVID MCCULLOUGH
SOURCES
INDEX
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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 include The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, Brave Companions, 1776, The Greater Journey, and The Wright Brothers. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. Visit DavidMcCullough.com.

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