The Building Of The Panama Canal In Historic Photographs

Author: Ulrich Keller
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486319253
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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.

Building The Panama Canal

Author: Dale Anderson
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 9780836834130
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Discusses the history of the building of the Panama Canal, project's construction, the people involved, and the impact on the history of the United States.

Building The Panama Canal

Author: Sue Vander Hook
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781616133306
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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.

Hell S Gorge

Author: Matthew Parker
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446410870
Size: 33.61 MB
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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.

Panama Fever

Author: Matthew Parker
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307472533
Size: 66.45 MB
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The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 1914 marked the beginning of the “American Century.” Panama Fever draws on contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life. Politicians engaged in high-stakes diplomacy in order to influence its construction. Meanwhile, engineers and workers from around the world rushed to take advantage of high wages and the chance to be a part of history. Filled with remarkable characters, Panama Fever is an epic history that shows how a small, fiercely contested strip of land made the world a smaller place and launched the era of American global dominance. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Annie Oakley And Buffalo Bill S Wild West

Author: Isabelle S. Sayers
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486241203
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Traces the life of the Ohio sharpshooter, describes her career in wild west shows and on the stage, and offers profiles of the Indians, riders, and performers with whom she worked

Bartlett S Classic Illustrations Of America

Author: W. H. Bartlett
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486148866
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Extremely rare engravings after illustrations of mid-19th-century America by eminent English artist. Superb detailed views of Mount Vernon, Faneuil Hall in Boston, Niagara Falls, West Point, much more. All royalty-free.

Destiny By Design

Author: Jeremy Sherman Snapp
Publisher: Lopez Island, Wash. : Pacific Heritage Press ; Nanoose Bay, B.C. : Heritage House
ISBN: 9781894384131
Size: 16.46 MB
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Destiny By Design is a photo essay and narrative that pays tribute to the Panama Canal, one of the great engineering accomplishments of the twentieth century. The book features more than 160 never-before-published photographs by author Jeremy Sherman Snapp, Gerald Fitzgerald Sherman and Jeremy Sherman Snapp. Gerald Sherman was a photographer/engineer who was granted extensive access to the construction sites. Photos show how the canal was constructed, and there are also modern images of historic Canal Zone sites. These photos represent both a sense of closure to the "American century" on the isthmus and the dawning of a new era for the Panamanian people. The Panama Canal remains the most significant of all human-made waterways in the evolution of the Americas.

True Tales Of The South At War

Author: Clarence Poe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613931X
Size: 28.64 MB
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DIVTreasury of reminiscences includes battlefield correspondence, diary entries, journals kept on the homefront, stories told to children and grandchildren, more. Intimate, compelling record. /div