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About The Book 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 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.
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Must redeem within 90 days. See full terms and conditions and this month's choices. The relations between Panamanians and the canal builders progressively worsened during the construction period.
An American journalist noted, "In temperament and tradition, we are miles away from the Panamanians Differences in language, customs and religious practices kept the breach wide.
In your opinion, should that have been a priority or were there too many other pressing issues? The International Congress on the Study of an Interoceanic Canal of in Paris was ostensibly an international gathering of knowledgeable delegates who would arrive at an "impartial, scientific, international sanction" about the location and type of interoceanic canal. Instead it had been conceived to "provide an inaugural ceremony for a decision already made by Ferdinand de Lesseps.
American delegate A. Menocal was very disappointed that the Congress lacked "serious people, professionals of proven competence" and people who "would make their decision in a spirit of reason and impartiality. Do you believe that the Congress is representative of most international congresses or was it the exception? Boasting about the U. Do you feel that this was sufficient? Were you surprised by the extent of the U.
Do you believe that the U. The completion of the Panama Canal, "a masterpiece in design and construction," is considered one of the most important engineering triumphs of all time.
Even more impressive, is that the canal was built despite the persistence of torrential rains, unbearable heat, disease and colossal mudslides. As a result, the last chapter of the book is appropriately titled "Triumph. Unquestionably the "unskilled" West Indian labor force was as essential to building the Panama Canal as the American engineers.
However, there was a vastly different approach to the treatment of these two populations during the canal-building period. Did the U. Why or why not?
With the collapse of the Compagnie Universelle du Canal Interoceanique, Ferdinand de Lesseps and his son, Charles, both lost everything that they had invested in the company, along with scores of French investors.
Does this somehow make the de Lesseps' deceitful actions seem less malicious?
Compare and contrast the de Lesseps with corporate leaders of today charged with deceiving investors. The collapse of the French canal-building company revealed an enormous level of corruption in French society. By the time Edouard Dumont began pointing fingers in La Libre Parole, "a government had fallen; three former premiers had been named in the plot, along with two former ministers and two prominent senators; more than a hundred deputies or former deputies stood accused of taking payoffs Why do you think that the U.