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

The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 Author David McCullough
ISBN-10 0671244094
ISBN-13 9780671244095
Year 1978-10-15
Pages 698
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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The National Book Awardwinning 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 told by master historian David McCullough From the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Truman here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal In The Path Between the Seas acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise 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 Winner of the National Book Award for history the Francis Parkman Prize the Samuel Eliot Morison Award and the Cornelius Ryan Award for the best book of the year on international affairs The Path Between the Seas is a must read for anyone interested in American history the history of technology international intrigue and human drama

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