The Path Between The Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
The Path Between The Seas The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914 Author: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 Betwe... more »en 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.« less
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Wow! Talk about history! This book goes into detail from the very beginning when Thomas Jefferson discussed the canal concept with Hombolt at the White House. Then goes into details and politics of the French project. Some things never change! Enjoy!
This is a very good David McCullough book. A fascinating topic and look into Governmental interaction politicaly, internationaly and public /private business. It is a little heavy on the French history compared to the american involvement. He writes mostly based on the people involved. I would have preferred more information on the actual building of the dams and the locks specifically. However, it is as usual, a very good read.