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Panama Fever The Epic Story of the Building of the Panama Canal

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ISBN-10: 1400095182

ISBN-13: 9781400095186

Edition: N/A

Authors: Matthew Parker

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A thrilling tale of exploration, conquest, money, politics, and medicine The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in human history. It literally required moving mountains, breaking the back of the great range that connects North and South America. Begun by the French in 1880, its successful completion in 1914 by the Americans marked the end of the Victorian Age and the beginning of the "American Century." The building of the Panama Canal was a project whose gestation spanned hundreds of years. Columbus himself searched for a way to get to the Pacific across the narrow isthmus of Central America. For centuries, monarchs, presidents, businessmen, and explorers all struggled to find such…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/17/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Matthew Parker gained a first-class degree in English at Oxford University and now works as a writer, editor and book reviewer who specialises in modern history.