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

Path Between the Seas : theCreation of the Panama Canal,1870-1914 by David McCullough

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Path Between the Seas

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Truman, here is the national best-selling 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.

Paperback - (October 1999) 704 pages
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Panama Canal by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising the Panama Canal by Anne Vipond

Anne Vipond, author of several books on cruising, describes the engineering challenges faced and the personalities involved in this fascinating saga, and provides practical information to help passengers make the most of their time in port. Descriptions of each country, island and port of call are supported by in depth research and detailed maps. Includes Florida ports, islands of the Caribbean, the Canal, Central America, Mexican Riviera and the West Coast ports of California. Paperback - (December 2001) 352 pages

Panama Canal by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising the Panama Canal by Anne Vipond

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One of the greatest engineering feats ever, the Panama Canal is becoming one of the world's most popular cruise itineraries. Ports of call span the Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera, but the highlight of the cruise is the eight-hour transit of the Canal in which six massive locks raise and lower the ship 85 feet. Read about the monumental construction of the Canal as well as the history, culture, flora and fauna of this tropical region. Detail provided on popular ports, from Florida to California. Over 400 maps and photos most in color. Includes giant color fold out map of Panama Canal.

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