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THE PATH BETWEEN THE SEAS: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by  David McCullough - Paperback - 1978 - from bookwitch and Biblio.com

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THE PATH BETWEEN THE SEAS: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914

by McCullough, David

Condition: Very Good


Simon & Schuster, 1978., 1978. Octavo, softcover,VG in white and blue pictorial wraps. National Book Award winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, On December 31, 1999, after nearly a century of rule, the United States officially ceded ownership of the Panama Canal to the nation of Panama. That nation did not exist when, in the mid-19th century, Europeans first began to explore the possibilities of creating a link between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the narrow but mountainous isthmus; Panama was then a remote and overlooked part of Colombia. 698 pp. including index. . Paperback. Very Good.

Describes all the events and personalities involved in the monumental undertaking which precipitated revolution, scandal, economic crisis, and a new Central American republic Bibliography: p. 655-669. Includes index.




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