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 ...
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.
Full number line. 1977 first printing with full number line paperback no marks and is in very good conditionEach order is emailed a USPS tracking number. All books are sanitized and cleaned for your protection before mailing.
Very good. 698, wraps, illus., maps, notes, sources, index, bookplate. "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.
Minor, Wendell-Cover Painting AND dESIGN. Near Fine. 6" X 9" Signed by Author 698 Pages Indexed. This limited edition printing was commissioned by Royal Cruise Line in honor of the 80th Anniversary of the beginning of American construction on the Panama Canal. Author's signature after noting 'I am proud to be associated with this commorative event, part of Royal Cruise Line's special cruise season marking the birth of this great American Dream'. Seven-line birthday gift insription in green ink noting 'the Panama Years' '84 to '85. No other marks or stamps to this tight bright book with flawless interior text pages. No comparable account of the sweeping human undertaking that created the Panama Canal had ever been written before this book. The canal was the most elaborate construction effort ever mounted and had vast historical reverberations that echoed right down to the recent controversy over its future. In his talk to the nation about the proposed treaty, President Carter referred to this book as the great story about the Panama Canal, and Newsweek reported that he stayed up until 4 o'clock one morning reading it. Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in The New York Times wrote that it was a chunk of history full of giant-sized characters and rich in political skull-duggery. Told with breathtaking dramatic cadence. A best seller in its cloth edition and a full selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, it has won practically every prestigious award for being the best book of the year on foreign affairs and history. More than 80 photographs and 2 detailed maps. The National Book Award for History. The Francis Parkman Prize. The Cornelius Ryan Award. The Samual Eliot Moris Award.
Inscribed by author on front endpaper in 1977. VERY GOOD++ (SLIGHT WEAR AT SPINE ENDS, SLIGHT EDGE FOXING, OTHERWISE CLEAN, TIGHT, BRIGHT WITHOUT WRITING OR MARKS) INVERY GOOD+ DUST JACKET WITH TINY CHIPS AND SLIGHT WEAR,
Fine. No dust jacket. 698 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. THE BOOK IS 100% CLEAN AND UNMARKED THE COVER HAS A SMALL CRACK OF 1/2 INCH OTHER WISE IT IS PERFECT IT HAS NO JACKET AND THE EDGES HAS A TINY BIT OF RUBBING NO WORN
Truly one of the best books I've ever read. History, politics, corruption, power, all the ingredients are concerning modern man simply shown as the wheel of the lifestyle of mankind persists, often unpunished. Even Machiavelli would like to read this book.
Nov 22, 2012
Path Between the Seas
I was stationed in Panama between 1990 and 1991, and that was the first time I read this book; it is a wonderful history of the events leading up to the construction of the canal, and then detailing both the French and the American construction efforts. I remember thinking at the time it was the best history book I'd ever read. Its now been 20 years since I left Panama, and I have to admit that it is still a wonderful book, with really two entirely different stories, the first pertaining to the French effort, the second to the American effort. This book is a lot like McCullough's John Adams, it brings both the characters and the period.... and even more importantly, the environment alive for the reader. Why the environment? It is really the Panamanian jungle and the Chagres River that are the arch villians in this story. I think I've now read the book 4 times in total, and I expect I will read it at least once more before the inevitable big dirt nap. Excellent book, great story, you will not be disappointed. By the way, McCullogh's Johnstown Flood and John Adams are two wonderful books that should not be missed. Why? They both take a historical event, humanize it, make a story out of it, and stay with the reader for years....If you like your history to be a story and more than a series of data points, you will like McCullough's writing style...
Aug 18, 2011
Panama Canal Story
I haven't finished this quite yet, but it reads like a novel.... totally fascinating account of this amazing world changing project. David McCullough is one of the most talented writers alive!
Jul 21, 2011
"The Path Between the Seas"
"The Path Between the Seas" by David McCullough. Like all of David McCullough's books, this is excellent. Interesting and well researched.
Jan 6, 2011
If you are planning on either sailing through the Panama Canal or visiting Panama, then this is a must read!
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