The Path Between The Seas

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074320137X
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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.

Path Between The Seas

Author: David McCullough
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The Creation of the Panama Canal--1870-1914.

The Encyclopedia Of The Spanish American And Philippine American Wars

Author: Spencer Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781851099511
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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.

Who S Who Of Pulitzer Prize Winners

Author: Elizabeth A. Brennan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573561112
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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.

Empires At War

Author: Robert Gerwarth
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191006947
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Empires at War, 1911-1923 offers a new perspective on the history of the Great War. It expands the story of the war both in time and space to include the violent conflicts that preceded and followed the First World War, from the 1911 Italian invasion of Libya to the massive violence that followed the collapse of the Ottoman, Russian, and Austrian empires until 1923. It also presents the war as a global war of empires rather than a a European war between nation-states. This volume tells the story of the millions of imperial subjects called upon to defend their imperial governments' interest, the theatres of war that lay far beyond Europe, and the wartime roles and experiences of innumerable peoples from outside the European continent. Empires at War covers the broad, global mobilizations that saw African solders and Chinese labourers in the trenches of the Western Front, Indian troops in Jerusalem, and the Japanese military occupying Chinese territory. Finally, the volume shows how the war set the stage for the collapse not only of specific empires, but of the imperial world order writ large.

The Big Ditch

Author: Noel Maurer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400836284
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On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal officially opened for business, forever changing the face of global trade and military power, as well as the role of the United States on the world stage. The Canal's creation is often seen as an example of U.S. triumphalism, but Noel Maurer and Carlos Yu reveal a more complex story. Examining the Canal's influence on Panama, the United States, and the world, The Big Ditch deftly chronicles the economic and political history of the Canal, from Spain's earliest proposals in 1529 through the final handover of the Canal to Panama on December 31, 1999, to the present day. The authors show that the Canal produced great economic dividends for the first quarter-century following its opening, despite massive cost overruns and delays. Relying on geographical advantage and military might, the United States captured most of these benefits. By the 1970s, however, when the Carter administration negotiated the eventual turnover of the Canal back to Panama, the strategic and economic value of the Canal had disappeared. And yet, contrary to skeptics who believed it was impossible for a fledgling nation plagued by corruption to manage the Canal, when the Panamanians finally had control, they switched the Canal from a public utility to a for-profit corporation, ultimately running it better than their northern patrons. A remarkable tale, The Big Ditch offers vital lessons about the impact of large-scale infrastructure projects, American overseas interventions on institutional development, and the ability of governments to run companies effectively.

Ireland And The Americas

Author: James Patrick Byrne
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851096140
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Provides reference entries on interactions between Ireland and the United States, Canada, and Latin America throughout history and the cultural and political impact these relations have had for each country.

Southeastern Geographer

Author: David M. Cochran Jr.
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469609002
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Table of Contents for Volume 53, Number 1 (Spring 2013) Cover Art Tropical Tree Rings and Environmental Change Grant L. Harley Introduction to Southeastern Geographer, Volume 53, Number 1 Carl A. Reese and David M. Cochran Part I: Papers Gasoline Station Morphology on Virginia's Eastern Shore Bradley D. Macpherson and Mark de Socio Six Decades (1948–2007) of Landscape Change in the Dougherty Plain of Southwest Georgia, USA Glenn I. Martin, Jeffrey Hepinstall-Cymerman, and L.Katherine Kirkman Solar Cycle Extremes as a Seasonal Predictor of Atlantic-Basic Tropical Cyclones Brian T. Hutton, Jr., Kelsey N. Scheitlin, and P. Grady Dixon Impact of Prescribed Burns on Marsh Surface Elevation: Big Branch Marsh, Louisiana Christopher M. Henton, Carl A. ''Andy'' Reese, Franklin T. Heitmuller,and John Andrew S. Fleming Assessing Potential Urban Tree Planting Sites in the Piedmont of the United States: A Comparison of Methods Krista Merry, Jacek Siry, Pete Bettinger, and J. M. Bowker Making Sense of the Strip: The Postmodern Pastiche of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Ann Fletchall Part II: Reviews The Canal Builders: Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal Julie Greene Reviewed by Ashley D. Carse Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability David Owen Reviewed by Matthew Fry

Remaking The World

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307773205
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This collection of informative and pleasurable essays by Henry Petroski elucidates the role of engineers in shaping our environment in countless ways, big and small. In Remaking the World Petroski gravitates this time, perhaps, toward the big: the English Channel tunnel, the Panama Canal, Hoover Dam, the QE2, and the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, now the tallest buildings in the world. He profiles Charles Steinmetz, the genius of the General Electric Company; Henry Martyn Robert, a military engineer who created Robert's Rules of Order; and James Nasmyth, the Scotsman whose machine tools helped shape nineteenth-century ocean and rail transportation. Petroski sifts through the fossils of technology for cautionary tales and remarkable twists of fortune, and reminds us that failure is often a necessary step on the path to new discoveries. He explains soil mechanics by way of a game of "rock, scissors, paper," and clarifies fundamental principles of engineering through the spokes of a Ferris wheel. Most of all, Henry Petroski continues to celebrate the men and women whose scrawls on the backs of envelopes have immeasurably improved our world.

Perspectives On The Other America

Author: Michael Niblett
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042027045
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Uniting critical writing on novels, poetry, painting, and ritual, this volume takes a regional approach to the cultures of the Caribbean Basin. Ranging across the linguistic spectrum of the area, it examines cultural production from the Anglophone, Francophone, and Hispanophone islands, Suriname and the Guyanas, and 'Latin' and Central America. The interdisciplinary nature of the collection and the challenge it poses to the balkanization of the region within academic discourse will make it of especial interest to students and scholars of the Caribbean. Inspired by the category of the 'Other America' as developed by Édouard Glissant, the book offers a series of original and stimulating engagements with topics that include nationalism, migration and exile, landscape and the environment, gender and sexuality, and Postcolonial Studies and 'world literature'. In addition to contributions by leading scholars such as Peter Hulme, Theo D'haen, and Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, it contains interviews with two renowned novelists from the region, Lawrence Scott and Mayra Santos-Febres. Underpinning the collection is an interrogation of received ideas of the nation-state and a suggestion that regionalism might provide a better optic through which to view the circum-Caribbean – that national consciousness, in other words, must always also be a regional consciousness.