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Monument for the World: Building the Panama Canal
Monument for the World Building the Panama Canal Author:Robert E. Wood For more than half a century Gen. Robert E. Wood had been a leader of business and civic affairs. After his retirement from the United States Army in 1919, he headed Sears, Roebuck and Company, as vice-president and then president from 1928 to 1939, and as chairman from 1939 to 1954. After serving in the Philippines during the Insurrection from ... more »1900 to 1902 and in garrison service until 1905, Lt. Wood at age 24 was assigned to serve on detached duty with the Isthmian Canal Commission. This began his ten years of work on the construction of the Panama Canal. He rose to become Chief Quartermaster of the Canal and also Director of the Panama Railroad. As such, he was responsible for the supply system and the housing and feeding of the labor force. The Canal formally opened for traffic in 1914.
This book is a brief, first-hand account by General Wood of the building of the Canal, adapted and reprinted from the text of his address before the Commercial Club of Chicago on April 10, 1963.« less