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 Path Between the Seas

The Path Between the Seas
Author: David G. McCullough
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 698
Release: 1977
ISBN: 9780965385909
Category: Panama Canal (Panama)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Who s who of Pulitzer Prize Winners

Who s who of Pulitzer Prize Winners
Author: Elizabeth A. Brennan,Elizabeth C. Clarage
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 666
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9781573561112
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who s who of Pulitzer Prize Winners Book Excerpt:

List Pulitzer Prize winners in thirty-nine different categories, arranged chronologically, with biographical and career information, selected works, other awards, and a brief commentary, along with material on Pulitzer.

Military Law Review

Military Law Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Great Power Rising

Great Power Rising
Author: John M. Thompson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-01-02
ISBN: 0190859970
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.

Military Foundations of Panamanian Politics

Military Foundations of Panamanian Politics
Author: Robert Harding II
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2019-01-22
ISBN: 1351325744
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Military Foundations of Panamanian Politics Book Excerpt:

This is a comprehensive examination of the evolution of the politicization of the Panamanian military and the legacy of this transformation in modern Panamanian politics. It addresses the fundamental role that the Panamanian military played in influencing and molding the modern-day Panamanian political system--structurally, legally, and constitutionally--and chronicles the corporate and political growth of the Panamanian military, filtering its analysis through civil-military theory, to achieve its two primary goals.

The Encyclopedia of the Spanish American and Philippine American Wars

The Encyclopedia of the Spanish American and Philippine American Wars
Author: Spencer Tucker
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 993
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781851099511
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of the Spanish American and Philippine American Wars Book Excerpt:

Presents reference entries on the history of two wars fought by the United States at the turn of the twentieth century in Latin America and the Philippines, which established the country as an important world power.

Transforming Leadership

Transforming Leadership
Author: James MacGregor Burns
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780802141187
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Leadership Book Excerpt:

An award-winning historian critically examines the role of leadership in the twenty-first century, outlining a program of "Transforming Leadership," through which leaders can become agents of positive social change. Reprint.

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.

The Company They Kept

The Company They Kept
Author: Lara Putnam
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780807854068
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Company They Kept Book Excerpt:

In the late nineteenth century, migrants from Jamaica, Colombia, Barbados, and beyond poured into Caribbean Central America, building railroads, digging canals, selling meals, and farming homesteads. On the rain-forested shores of Costa Rica, U.S. entrepr

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.

The Encyclopedia of the Spanish American and Philippine American Wars A Political Social and Military History 3 volumes

The Encyclopedia of the Spanish American and Philippine American Wars  A Political  Social  and Military History  3 volumes
Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 993
Release: 2009-05-20
ISBN: 1851099522
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of the Spanish American and Philippine American Wars A Political Social and Military History 3 volumes Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive overview of the wars that saw the United States emerge as a world power; one that had immense implications for America, especially in Latin America and Asia. • Over 600 alphabetically organized entries in two volumes, covering leading individuals, battles, weapons systems, and events in the United States, Spain, and other nations, as well as economic, cultural, and social topics • Written by expert contributors, with distinguished scholars of American military history and of the era in which the Spanish-American War took place • Over 150 primary-source documents in a separate volume giving readers firsthand access to the way the Spanish-American War unfolded and was experienced • 350 photographs and illustrations, as well as 16 maps, providing a rich array of images to help readers visualize the war's key events and lasting impact • An exceptionally extensive bibliography guiding readers to significant additional resources in print

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?

International Law of the Sea and Marine Affairs

International Law of the Sea and Marine Affairs
Author: Nikos Papadakis,Martin Ira Glassner
Publsiher: Brill Archive
Total Pages: 579
Release: 1984-04-06
ISBN: 9789024728152
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Law of the Sea and Marine Affairs Book Excerpt:

International Law of the Sea and Marine Affairs

Mimesis and Alterity

Mimesis and Alterity
Author: Michael Taussig
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2018-05-30
ISBN: 1351853864
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mimesis and Alterity Book Excerpt:

In this ambitious and accomplished work, Taussig explores the complex and interwoven concepts of mimesis, the practice of imitation, and alterity, the opposition of Self and Other. The book moves from the nineteenth-century invention of mimetically capacious machines, such as the camera, to the fable of colonial ‘first contact’ and the alleged mimetic power of ‘primitives’. Twenty years after the original publication, Taussig revisits the work in a new preface which contextualises the impact of Mimesis and Alterity. Drawing on the ideas of Benjamin, Adorno and Horckheimer and ethnographic accounts of the Cuna, Taussig demonstrates how the history of mimesis is deeply tied to colonialism and the idea of alterity has become increasingly unstable. Vigorous and unorthodox, this cross-cultural discussion continues to deepen our understanding of the relationship between ethnography, racism and society.

The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs

The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs
Author: Ulrich Keller
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-04-09
ISBN: 0486319253
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs Book Excerpt:

This tale of an unprecedented technological advance unfolds in a compelling narrative of risks, hardships, disasters, and triumph. More than 160 historic photographs depict exotic settings, workers' housing, dredging operations, much more.

Eugenic Nation

Eugenic Nation
Author: Alexandra Stern
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780520244436
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eugenic Nation Book Excerpt:

The first book to show how huge a part eugenic ideas in the West influenced the entire US, a view that reveals that these ideas did not die after World War II, but --especially in the form of ideas of hereditary weakness that particularly blamed mothers--remained strong in the 1950s and in many ways led to the 1960s liberation movements.

The Cambridge History of Latin America

The Cambridge History of Latin America
Author: Leslie Bethell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 775
Release: 1984
ISBN: 9780521245180
Category: Latin America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of Latin America Book Excerpt:

Enth.: Bd. 1-2: Colonial Latin America ; Bd. 3: From Independence to c. 1870 ; Bd. 4-5: c. 1870 to 1930 ; Bd. 6-10: Latin America since 1930 ; Bd. 11: Bibliographical essays.

Building the Panama Canal

Building the Panama Canal
Author: Sylvia Engdahl
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-07-30
ISBN: 0737763647
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building the Panama Canal Book Excerpt:

This compelling volume provides the historical background of the construction of the Panama Canal. Readers will learn how women played an important role in the project. Controversies are also explored, including the role that the United States played in the Panamanian Revolution. Personal narratives are presented, from sources such as Theodore Roosevelt and Helen Herron Taft. Other essay sources include the Panama Canal Authority, James T. Du Bois, and David Newton E. Campbell.