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

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


By (author) McCullough

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  • Publisher: POCKET BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 698 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 234mm x 43mm | 794g
  • Publication date: 21 June 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0671244094
  • ISBN 13: 9780671244095
  • Sales rank: 56,671

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"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.

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"Newsweek" McCullough is a storyteller with the capacity to steer readers through political, financial, and engineering intricacies without fatigue or muddle. This is grand-scale, expert work.