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 McCullough
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2004-06-01
ISBN: 9780743262132
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: New York : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 712
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Panama Canal (Panama)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Path Between the Seas Book Excerpt:

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. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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.

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.

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.

How Wall Street Created a Nation

How Wall Street Created a Nation
Author: Ovidio Diaz-Espino
Publsiher: Primedia E-launch LLC
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN: 0990552128
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Wall Street Created a Nation Book Excerpt:

How Wall Street Created a Nation: J.P. Morgan, Teddy Roosevelt, and the Panama Canal narrates the dramatic and gripping account of the beginnings of the Panama Canal led by a group of Wall Street speculators with the help of Teddy Roosevelt’s government. The result of four years of research, the book offers the real story of how the United States obtained the rights to build the Canal through financial speculation, fraud, and an international conspiracy that brought down a French republic and a Colombian government, created the Republic of Panama, rocked the invincible President Roosevelt with corruption scandals, and gave birth to U.S. imperialism in Latin America.

The Marine Corps Gazette

The Marine Corps Gazette
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Marine Corps Gazette Book Excerpt:

Revered Commander Maligned General

Revered Commander  Maligned General
Author: Michael E. Shay
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2011-04-13
ISBN: 0826219225
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revered Commander Maligned General Book Excerpt:

Intro -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- 1. The Making of a Soldier -- 2. Boots, Saddles, and Wedding Bells -- 3. The Not So "Splendid Little War": The Philippines -- 4. The Bureau of Insular Affairs -- 5. Preparation for War: Wyoming, Texas, Hawaii, and the Canal Zone -- 6. "Daddy"--7. Postwar Doings -- 8. "Doneroving": The Final Years -- Epilogue -- List of Abbreviations -- Notes -- References -- Index.

Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering

Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering
Author: L. E. Carmichael
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2014-08-01
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.

Military Law Review

Military Law Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Military Law Review Book Excerpt:

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.

American Zeus

American Zeus
Author: Taso G. Lagos
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 227
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?

Causes and Aftermaths of the Economic Political and Cultural Migration in the Area of the Caribbean and Central America During the XXth Century

Causes and Aftermaths of the Economic  Political and Cultural Migration in the Area of the Caribbean and Central America During the XXth Century
Author: Alfredo Fernando Reid Ellis
Publsiher: Editions Publibook
Total Pages: 503
Release: 2007
ISBN: 2748339886
Category: Caribbean Area
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Causes and Aftermaths of the Economic Political and Cultural Migration in the Area of the Caribbean and Central America During the XXth Century Book Excerpt:

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.

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 Fever

The Fever
Author: Sonia Shah
Publsiher: Sarah Crichton Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN: 1429981172
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fever Book Excerpt:

In recent years, malaria has emerged as a cause célèbre for voguish philanthropists. Bill Gates, Bono, and Laura Bush are only a few of the personalities who have lent their names—and opened their pocketbooks—in hopes of curing the disease. Still, in a time when every emergent disease inspires waves of panic, why aren't we doing more to eradicate one of our oldest foes? And how does a parasitic disease that we've known how to prevent for more than a century still infect 500 million people every year, killing nearly 1 million of them? In The Fever, the journalist Sonia Shah sets out to answer these questions, delivering a timely, inquisitive chronicle of the illness and its influence on human lives. Through the centuries, she finds, we've invested our hopes in a panoply of drugs and technologies, and invariably those hopes have been dashed. From the settling of the New World to the construction of the Panama Canal, through wars and the advances of the Industrial Revolution, Shah tracks malaria's jagged ascent and the tragedies in its wake, revealing a parasite every bit as persistent as the insects that carry it. With distinguished prose and original reporting from Panama, Malawi, Cameroon, India, and elsewhere, The Fever captures the curiously fascinating, devastating history of this long-standing thorn in the side of humanity.

Britannica Book of the Year 2009

Britannica Book of the Year 2009
Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Publsiher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2009-03-01
ISBN: 159339232X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britannica Book of the Year 2009 Book Excerpt:

The Britannica Book of the Year 2009 provides a valuable veiwpoint of the people and events that shaped the year and serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever changing populations, governments, and economies throughout the world. It is an accurate and comprehensive reference that you will reach for again and again.

L on Harmel

L  on Harmel
Author: Joan L. Coffey
Publsiher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2003-09-09
ISBN: 0268159203
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

L on Harmel Book Excerpt:

"Coffey does a masterful job of situating Léon Harmel-his life, his work, his ideology-in the context of French political and social turmoil in the last third of the nineteenth century. More than a Catholic paternalist, Harmel created a model 'earthly paradise' for his workers, drawing on principles of utopian socialism to give labor control over the factory environment. Harmel's effort to lay the groundwork for class conciliation drew praise even from leading Socialists, and his legacy continues in the contemporary world. Coffey's extraordinary synthesis of scholarly works on social, gender, and labor history is as impressive as her original archival research, making this book an important resource for any historian of France or of social issues. Beautifully written, it is also a great pleasure to read." -Elinor Accampo, University of Southern California

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.