The Path Between the Seas

The Path Between the Seas
Author: David McCullough
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 698
Release: 2001-10-27
ISBN: 074320137X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Path Between the Seas Book Excerpt:

The 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, told by master historian David McCullough. From the Pulitzer Prize–winning 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.

The Boundless Sea

The Boundless Sea
Author: David Abulafia
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 1088
Release: 2019-10-03
ISBN: 0141972092
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boundless Sea Book Excerpt:

WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE 2020 A SUNDAY TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, THE TIMES AND BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR For most of human history, the seas and oceans have been the main means of long-distance trade and communication between peoples - for the spread of ideas and religion as well as commerce. This book traces the history of human movement and interaction around and across the world's greatest bodies of water, charting our relationship with the oceans from the time of the first voyagers. David Abulafia begins with the earliest of seafaring societies - the Polynesians of the Pacific, the possessors of intuitive navigational skills long before the invention of the compass, who by the first century were trading between their far-flung islands. By the seventh century, trading routes stretched from the coasts of Arabia and Africa to southern China and Japan, bringing together the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific and linking half the world through the international spice trade. In the Atlantic, centuries before the little kingdom of Portugal carved out its powerful, seaborne empire, many peoples sought new lands across the sea - the Bretons, the Frisians and, most notably, the Vikings, now known to be the first Europeans to reach North America. As Portuguese supremacy dwindled in the late sixteenth century, the Spanish, the Dutch and then the British each successively ruled the waves. Following merchants, explorers, pirates, cartographers and travellers in their quests for spices, gold, ivory, slaves, lands for settlement and knowledge of what lay beyond, Abulafia has created an extraordinary narrative of humanity and the oceans. From the earliest forays of peoples in hand-hewn canoes through uncharted waters to the routes now taken daily by supertankers in their thousands, The Boundless Sea shows how maritime networks came to form a continuum of interaction and interconnection across the globe: 90 per cent of global trade is still conducted by sea. This is history of the grandest scale and scope, and from a bracingly different perspective - not, as in most global histories, from the land, but from the boundless seas.

Great Power Rising

Great Power Rising
Author: John M. Thompson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-01-02
ISBN: 0190859962
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Power Rising Book Excerpt:

The nature of the US political system, with its overlapping powers, intense partisanship, and continuous scrutiny from the media and public, complicates the conduct of foreign policy. While numerous presidents have struggled under the weight of these conditions, Theodore Roosevelt thrived and is widely lauded for his diplomacy. Roosevelt played a crucial role in the nation's rise to world power, competition with other new Great Powers such as Germany and Japan, and US participation in World War I. He was able to implement the majority of his agenda even though he was confronted by a hostile Democratic Party, suspicious conservatives in the Republican Party, and the social and political ferment of the progressive era. The president, John M. Thompson argues, combined a compelling vision for national greatness, considerable political skill, faith in the people and the US system, and an emphasis on providing leadership. It helped that the public mood was not isolationist, but was willing to support all of his major objectives-though Roosevelt's feel for the national mood was crucial, as was his willingness to compromise when necessary. This book traces the reactions of Americans to the chief foreign policy events of the era and the ways in which Roosevelt responded to and sought to shape his political environment. Offering the first analysis of the politics of foreign policy for the entirety of Roosevelt's career, Great Power Rising sheds new light on the twenty-sixth president and the nation's emergence as a preeminent player in international affairs.

Building the Panama Canal

Building the Panama Canal
Author: Sue Vander Hook
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 1616133309
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building the Panama Canal Book Excerpt:

This title examines an important historic event, building the Panama Canal. Readers will learn about the historic quests to find a pathway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, France's pursuit in building a canal, and the United States' first trials in building the Panama Canal. Also covered are the key players in the canal's construction and the canal's worldwide impact on commerce and travel. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Sea in World History Exploration Travel and Trade 2 volumes

The Sea in World History  Exploration  Travel  and Trade  2 volumes
Author: Stephen K. Stein
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 919
Release: 2017-04-24
ISBN: 1440835519
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sea in World History Exploration Travel and Trade 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

This two-volume set documents the essential role of the sea and maritime activity across history, from travel and food production to commerce and conquest. • Provides a broad survey of the importance of the oceans for all of human culture and civilization, including coverage of diverse cultures such as the Polynesians, Vikings, Minoans, and many others • Describes the voyages of the great explorers and places them in a broad multinational and multicultural perspective • Traces the human use of the sea over time, noting activities and historic events such as piracy, the slave trade, fishing, and whaling, as well as describing commerce in ancient and modern contexts

Building the Panama Canal

Building the Panama Canal
Author: Russell Roberts
Publsiher: Mitchell Lane
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN: 1545749248
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building the Panama Canal Book Excerpt:

The building of the Panama Canal was one of the great engineering feats of the twentieth century. For hundreds of years, mankind had dreamed about cutting through the Isthmus of Panama to build a canal, but the jungle, insects, and the damp, humid conditions had always combined to defeat any and all attempts to construct the waterway. It took the discovery of the mosquito as a disease carrier, the tenacity of the workmen, and the single-minded stubbornness of Theodore Roosevelt to make the canal dream a reality. But if the canal made some men great, it also destroyed the lives of others. That was the sad fate of Count Ferdinand de Lesseps of France, a national hero who had done the impossible by building the Suez Canal, then failed in Panama. The fate of de Lesseps is as much the story of the Panama Canal as is the success of Roosevelt.

Bigger Faster Leadership

Bigger  Faster Leadership
Author: Samuel Chand
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-06-13
ISBN: 0718096487
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bigger Faster Leadership Book Excerpt:

Renowned leadership consultant, Samuel R. Chand details the account of the construction of the Panama Canal, and draws parallels between it and successful leadership methodology. "More passion isn't the answer, and bigger dreams aren't always the solution. Every leader is asking two questions: How can we grow? How can we grow faster? The only way organizations can grow bigger and move faster is by accelerating the excellence of their systems and structures." —from Bigger Faster Leadership: Lessons from the Builders of the Panama Canal An epiphany during a visit to the Panama Canal led Sam Chand—one of the country's most respected voices on ministry and marketplace leadership—to bold new insights on the life cycles of business or church organizations. Simply: The size and speed of an organization are controlled by its systems and structures.

Panama Canal Treaties

Panama Canal Treaties
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Separation of Powers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Panama Canal Treaties
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Panama Canal Treaties Book Excerpt:

January 12 1977 thru February 24 1978

January 12  1977 thru February 24  1978
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Separation of Powers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2058
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Panama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

January 12 1977 thru February 24 1978 Book Excerpt:

Panama Canal Treaties January 12 1977 thru February 24 1978

Panama Canal Treaties  January 12  1977 thru February 24  1978
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Separation of Powers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Canal Zone
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Panama Canal Treaties January 12 1977 thru February 24 1978 Book Excerpt:

Hell s Gorge

Hell s Gorge
Author: Matthew Parker
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-02-28
ISBN: 1446410870
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hell s Gorge Book Excerpt:

2014 is the 100-year-anniversary of the panama canal: one of the most extraordinary engineering feats in world history. Hell's Gorge traces a heroic dream that spanned four centuries: to build a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.The human cost was immense: in appalling working conditions and amid epidemics of fever, tens of thousands perished fighting the jungle, swamps and mountains of Panama, a scale of attrition comparable to many great battles. Matthew Parker explores the fierce geo-political struggle behind the heroic vision of the canal, and the immense engineering and medical battles that were fought. But he also weaves in the stories of the ordinary men and women who worked on the canal, to evoke everyday life on the construction and depict the battle on the ground deep in 'Hell's Gorge'. Using diaries, memoirs, contemporary newspapers and previously unseen private letters, he draws a vivid picture of the heart-breaking struggle on the Isthmus, in particular that of the British West Indians who made up the majority of the canal workforce. Hell's Gorge is a tale of politics, finance, press manipulation, scandal and intrigue, populated by a dazzling cast of idealists and bullies, heroes and conmen. But it is also a moving tribute to the 'Forgotten Silvermen', so many of whom died to fulfil the centuries-old canal dream.

The World Rushed In

The World Rushed In
Author: J. S. Holliday
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2015-03-16
ISBN: 0806181214
Category: HISTORY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Rushed In Book Excerpt:

When The World Rushed In was first published in 1981, the Washington Post predicted, “It seems unlikely that anyone will write a more comprehensive book about the Gold Rush.” Twenty years later, no one has emerged to contradict that judgment, and the book has gained recognition as a classic. As the San Francisco Examiner noted, “It is not often that a work of history can be said to supplant every book on the same subject that has gone before it.” Through the diary and letters of William Swain--augmented by interpolations from more than five hundred other gold seekers and by letters sent to Swain from his wife and brother back home--the complete cycle of the gold rush is recreated: the overland migration of over thirty thousand men, the struggle to “strike it rich” in the mining camps of the Sierra Nevadas, and the return home through the jungles of the Isthmus of Panama. In a new preface, the author reappraises our continuing fascination with the “gold rush experience” as a defining epoch in western--indeed, American--history.

Treasury Notes

Treasury Notes
Author: United States. Department of the Treasury. Library
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treasury Notes Book Excerpt:

Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering

Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering
Author: L. E. Carmichael
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1629685275
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering Book Excerpt:

Engineers design our modern world. They combine science and technology to create incredible vehicles, structures, and objects. This title examines amazing feats of civil engineering. Engaging text explores massive bridges, the world's tallest skyscraper, and the Panama Canal. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline. Relevant sidebars, stunning photos, and a glossary aid readers' understanding of the topic. A hands-on project and career-planning chart give readers a sense of what it takes to become an engineer. Additional features include a table of contents, a selected bibliography, source notes, and an index, plus essential facts about each featured feat of engineering. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

National Interests And Presidential Leadership

National Interests And Presidential Leadership
Author: Donald E. Nuechterlein
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2019-04-10
ISBN: 0429726422
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Interests And Presidential Leadership Book Excerpt:

Many scholars have ignored the concept of ‘national interest†simply because no logical, systematic means of dealing with this key aspect of international politics has been available. A new approach to defining national interest forms the basis for this study of presidential decisions on U.S. involvement in foreign wars. Professor Nuechterlein looks at various crisis situations to determine what defense, economic, world order, and ideological interests are at stake; he identifies sixteen cost/risk and value factors that affect the U.S. view of which interest is most vital in a given situation. In any dispute, it is the interest that is considered vital—too important to compromise—that is the key element in crisis decisions. Professor Nuechterlein uses his analytical framework to examine the ways Presidents Wilson, Roosevelt, Truman, Johnson, and Nixon perceived the national interest when making their decisions to begin or extend U.S. war involvement. He assesses the value of National Security Council participation in the decision-making process and presents case-study analyses of three imminent U.S. foreign policy concerns—Quebec’s possible separation from Canada, the Panama Canal Treaty, and the potential for race war in South Africa—with an epilogue on the challenges facing Carter. The author suggests that the most important U.S. national interest in the future will be economic, with energy conservation a top priority.

Prize Possession

Prize Possession
Author: John Major
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2003-10-30
ISBN: 9780521521260
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prize Possession Book Excerpt:

Based for the most part on the hitherto largely untapped sources of US government agencies, namely, the States, War, and Navy Departments and the Canal Zone administration, this is a comprehensive history of US policy towards the Panama Canal.

Routes in Asia Routes in Persia and Balochistan

Routes in Asia  Routes in Persia and Balochistan
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1878
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Asia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routes in Asia Routes in Persia and Balochistan Book Excerpt:

How to Hide an Empire

How to Hide an Empire
Author: Daniel Immerwahr
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2019-02-28
ISBN: 1473545331
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Hide an Empire Book Excerpt:

'Wry, readable and often astonishing... A provocative and absorbing history of the United States' New York Times The United States denies having dreams of empire. We know America has spread its money, language and culture across the world, but we still think of it as a contained territory, framed by Canada above, Mexico below, and oceans either side. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is the story of the United States outside the United States – from nineteenth-century conquests like Alaska and Puerto Rico to the catalogue of islands, archipelagos and military bases dotted around the globe. Full of surprises and previously forgotten episodes, this fascinating book casts America’s history, and its present, in a revealing new light.

American Zeus

American Zeus
Author: Taso G. Lagos
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2018-01-22
ISBN: 1476668388
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Zeus Book Excerpt:

Alexander Pantages was 13 when he arrived in the U.S. in the 1880s, after contracting malaria in Panama. He opened his first motion picture theater in 1902 and went on to build one of the largest and most important independently-owned theater chains in the country. At the height of the Pantages Theaters' reach, he owned or operated 78 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. He amassed a fortune, yet he could not read or write English. In 1929 he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old dancer--a scandal that destroyed his empire and reduced him to a pariah. The day his grandest theater, the Pantages Hollywood, opened in 1930, he lay sick in a jailhouse infirmary. His conviction was overturned a year later after an appeal to the California State Supreme Court, but the question remains: how should history judge this theater pioneer, wealthy magnate and embodiment of the American Dream?

Revered Commander Maligned General

Revered Commander  Maligned General
Author: Michael E. Shay
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-04-13
ISBN: 0826219225
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revered Commander Maligned General Book Excerpt:

Major General Clarence Ransom Edwards is a vital figure in American military history, yet his contribution to the U.S. efforts in World War I has often been ignored or presented in unflattering terms. Most accounts focus on the disagreements he had with General John J. Pershing, who dismissed Edwards from the command of the 26th (“Yankee”) Division just weeks before the war's end. The notoriety of the Pershing incident has caused some to view Edwards as simply a “political general” with a controversial career. But Clarence Edwards, though often a divisive figure, was a greater man than that. A revered and admired officer whose men called him “Daddy,” Edwards attained an impressive forty-year career, one matched by few wartime leaders. Michael E. Shay presents a complete portrait of this notable American and his many merits in Revered Commander, Maligned General. This long-overdue first full-length biography of General Clarence Edwards opens with his early years in Cleveland, Ohio and his turbulent times at West Point. The book details the crucial roles Edwards filled in staff and field commands for the Army before the outbreak of World War I in 1917: Adjutant-General with General Henry Ware Lawton in the Philippine-American War, first chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, and commander of U.S. forces in the Panama Canal Zone. Revered Commander, Maligned General follows Edwards as he forms the famous Yankee Division and leads his men into France. The conflict between Edwards and Pershing is placed in context, illuminating the disputes that led to Edwards being relieved of command. This well-researched biography quotes a wealth of primary sources in recounting the life of an important American, a man of loyalty and service who is largely misunderstood. Photographs of Edwards, his troops, and his kin—many from Edwards’ own collection—complement the narrative. In addition, several maps aid readers in following General Edwards as his career moves from the U.S. to Central America to Europe and back stateside. Shay’s portrayalof General Edwards finally provides a balanced account of this unique U.S. military leader.