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

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

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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of John Adams, comes the epic chronicle about the construction of the Panama Canal. The Path Between the Seas, written by the acclaimed historian David McCullough, serves up a five-star drama about the mammoth undertaking that went into creating this grand feat of engineering.

The Path Between the Seas reveals the story behind the men and women who fought against the odds and fulfilled a four-century-old dream about constructing a massive passageway between the the two great oceans. It’s story about the astonishing feats of engineering, the tremendous accomplishments in the medical field, the political games played by the power players, the great successes, and of course the tragic failures. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid and lively exposition, the author strings together several threads of this momentous moment in history into a captivating and fascinating tale.

Having won the National Book Award for history, the Francis Parkman Prize, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, among several others, The Path Between the Seas is a must-read for anyone who is interested in history, political intrigue, human drama, and international affairs…
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