The path between the seas : The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914. / David McCullough.
- ISBN: 9780743201377 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2001.
|Summary, etc.:|| Winner of the National Book AwardFrom 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...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2001. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 62415 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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