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    Panama Fever: The Epic Story of One of the Greatest Human Achievements of All Time--The Building of the Panama Canal (CD-Audio) By (author) Mr. Matthew Parker, Read by William Dufris

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    DescriptionThe building of the Panama Canal was one of the greatest engineering feats in human history. A tale of exploration, conquest, money, politics, and medicine, Panama Fever charts the challenges that marked the long, labyrinthine road to the building of the canal. Drawing on a wealth of new materials and sources, Matthew Parker brings to life the men who recognized the impact a canal would have on global politics and economics, and adds new depth to the familiar story of Teddy Roosevelt's remarkable triumph in making the waterway a reality. As thousands of workers succumbed to dysentery, yellow fever, and malaria, scientists raced to stop the deadly epidemics so that work could continue. The treatments they developed changed the course of medical history. The opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 spelled the end of the Victorian Age and the beginning of the "American Century." Panama Fever brilliantly captures the innovative thinking and backbreaking labor, as well as the commercial and political interests, that helped make America a global power.


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    Title
    Panama Fever
    Subtitle
    The Epic Story of One of the Greatest Human Achievements of All Time--The Building of the Panama Canal
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mr. Matthew Parker, Read by William Dufris
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 14
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781602833562
    ISBN 10: 1602833567
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLC
    BIC subject category V2: TBX, TN
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009020
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, HIS007000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 972.87503
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    DC22: 972.87503
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56860
    DC22: 972.87/503
    LC classification: F1569.C2 P368 2008B
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    BBC AUDIOBOOKS
    Imprint name
    BBC AUDIOBOOKS
    Publication date
    15 March 2008
    Review quote
    "An epic tale of human folly and endeavor, beautifully told and researched." -- John le Carre