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by William Dufris,Matthew Parker

eBook Panama Fever: The Epic Story of One of the Greatest Human Achievements of All Time-- the Building of the Panama Canal epub
  • ISBN: 1602833567
  • Author: William Dufris,Matthew Parker
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America; Unabridged edition (February 26, 2008)
  • ePUB size: 1546 kb
  • FB2 size 1500 kb
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Matthew Parker is the author of several works of nonfiction, including Monte Cassino: The Hardest-Fought Battle of World War II; the Los Angeles Times bestseller Panama Fever, which was a 2008 Washington Post Best Book of the Year; and The Sugar Barons, which was an Economist.

Matthew Parker is the author of several works of nonfiction, including Monte Cassino: The Hardest-Fought Battle of World War II; the Los Angeles Times bestseller Panama Fever, which was a 2008 Washington Post Best Book of the Year; and The Sugar Barons, which was an Economist Book of the Year.

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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

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.

The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 1914 marked the beginning of the "American Century.

SS Ancon at the opening of the canal (from The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs by Ulrich . This is one of the great works of the world. President Theodore Roosevelt to the American canal workforce, 1906

SS Ancon at the opening of the canal (from The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs by Ulrich Keller, New York, 1983). The USS Texas in Gatún Locks (from The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs by Ulrich Keller, New York, 1983). The Panama Canal and the boundary of the old Canal Zone pp. xvi–xvii. President Theodore Roosevelt to the American canal workforce, 1906. Every year, on the anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal on August 14, 1914, there is a special celebration.

The Tailor of Panama - John le Carré The Tailor of Panama

The Tailor of Panama - John le Carré The Tailor of Panama. John le Carré Published 1996. The History of Panama . Report "Panama Fever: The Epic Story of One of the Greatest Human Achievements of All Time-The Building of the Panama Canal".

Читает William Dufris. The treatments they developed changed the course of medical history. The opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 spelled the end of the Victorian Age and the beginning of the "American Century

Читает William Dufris. Мгновенный доступ к вашим любимым книгам без обязательной ежемесячной платы. Слушайте книги через Интернет и в офлайн-режиме на устройствах Android, iOS, Chromecast, а также с помощью Google Ассистента. The opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 spelled the end of the Victorian Age and the beginning of the "American Century. Panama Fever brilliantly captures the innovative thinking and backbreaking labor, as well as the commercial and political interests, that helped make America a global power.

The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History. A tale of exploration, conquest, money, politics, and medicine, "Panama Fever" charts the challenges that mark the long, labyrinthine road to the building of the Panama Canal.

The building of the Panama Canal was one of the greatest engineering feats in human history. A tale of exploration, conquest, money, politics, and medicine, Panama Fever charts the challenges that marked the long, labyrinthine road to the building of the canal. Drawing on a wealth of new materials and sources, Matthew Parker brings to life the men who recognized the impact a canal would have on global politics and economics, and adds new depth to the familiar story of Teddy Roosevelts remarkable triumph in making the waterway a reality. As thousands of workers succumbed to dysentery, yellow fever, and malaria, scientists raced to stop the deadly epidemics so that work could continue. The treatments they developed changed the course of medical history. The opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 spelled the end of the Victorian Age and the beginning of the American Century. Panama Fever brilliantly captures the innovative thinking and backbreaking labor, as well as the commercial and political interests, that helped make America a global power.
Comments: (7)
Nagor
To see the Panama Canal has been a wish of mine for years and I finally got the opportunity to fulfill my wish in 2006. It was by way of a cruise ship so I must confess that I did not experience any of the hardships and difficulties of those who were a part of its' construction. Still, I got to travel just about the whole distance. The cruise ship moored in Lake Gatun and I and my family took a smaller boat to travel the rest of the way. We stopped at the last lock from which we could see the Pacific Ocean. All along the way I was able to listen to the history and the particular noteworthy sites we passed. After reading Matthew Parker's "Panama Fever", I'm ready to go back and take an even closer look.

The author spend a short amount of time covering the prior plans of creating a shortcut from the lengthy travels around the South America and back up the other side. Of note, as I recall, was the impact that the Gold Rush in 1849 had on the isthmus of Panama. However, after all the formalities, the book focuses on the two great attempts at creating the canal. I had heard of the French efforts prior to the American's eventual success. I was impressed that the French attempts were so extensive and lengthy. Indeed, the efforts of the French and the American seem to take equal space in "Panama Fever" although, looking back it's more 1/3 French and 2/3 American. Maybe it seemed so equal in scope because the French were the ones who broke the ground (as well as their investors). They discovered all the miriad of challenges which eventually left them going home in patriotic and financial defeat. However, the American initative found its way some years later meeting up with most of the same challenges yet perservering and, generally conquering the many impediments.

Perhaps the most fascinating aspect to the story of the Panama Canal was the diseases, borne by mosquitos, that ravaged the many thousands who succumbed to the Yellow Fever and Malaria. The concept that those pesky little mites could be the cause of all the illness and death was contiually dismissed until President Roosevelt himself took a stand on the issue.

There are plenty of other side stories to go along with the construction itself. I note some of the reviewers found that aspect to be too much detail. Personally, I was fascinated by the way author Parker brought in so many aspects of the life and struggles of the people involved. Many came from far and wide but the work horses seem to generally come from Jamaica and Barbados. Their lives were depicted as well as those of American (and, earlier, French) workers. With so much going on, the actual conclusion of the canal almost caught me off guard.

I thoroughly enjoyed "Panama Fever". I rated it with four stars because it is a very good book. I try to hold back on the 5 stars unless I am completely overwhelmed. For the authors very readable prose, the variety of fascinating sub-topics, and gigantic subject itself, I'd give "Panama Fever" a 4.5.
Whitesmasher
good book. on time delivery
Cktiell
like the Path Between the Seas
Reemiel
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Deeroman
I'm not a history buff, BUT this book is a wonderful history of how the Panama Canal came to be going back to the 1500's. We are taking a cruise through the canal, the history of it's construction will give me a very different view of it's development. Also visited the Roosevelt Dam in AZ this week, so interesting to see these massive engineering projects similarity. The disease issues were particularly surprising to me.
EROROHALO
A very well written book! Packs so much information in but never gets dry or boring. Highly recommended for those interested in learning about the Panama Canal or Panamanian history.
blodrayne
As with all of Matthew Parker's work, this is a well-researched and well-written history of an outstanding, heroic historical achievement. While the French shrived valiantly, the mechanical and engineering technology needed to be matched with American wealth and tenacity for it to finally be achieved. The amazing medical improvements are a story unto themselves. It is interested to see how far we have really come in less than 100 years since the completion of the canal. The account is a real tribute to the human spirit.
Hardships, disease, daily deaths,politics; it's got it all.
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