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    PANAMA FEVER - THE EPIC STORY OF THE BUILDING OF THE PANAMA CANAL
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    The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in human history. It literally required moving mountains, breaking the back of the great range that connects North and South America. Begun by the French in 1880, its successful completion in 1914 by the Americans marked the end of the Victorian Age and the beginning of the ''American Century.''

    The building of the Panama Canal was a project whose gestation spanned hundreds of years. Columbus himself searched for a way to get to the Pacific across the narrow isthmus of Central America. For centuries, monarchs, presidents, businessmen, and explorers all struggled to find such a passage, knowing that whoever controlled it would exert unsurpassed control over global trade, and therefore the fate of nations.

    The first history of this mighty achievement in nearly thirty years, Panama Fever draws on diaries, memoirs, letters, and other contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life. The massive project riveted public attention: ''Panama Fever'' spread throughout the Western world. Politicians and businessmen engaged in high-stakes international diplomacy in order to influence its location, path, ownership, and construction. Meanwhile, ditch-diggers, machinists, drivers, engineers, and foremen from all over the world rushed to take advantage of high wages and the chance to be a part of history.
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    ISBN9781400095186
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    Peso643g
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    Tipo itemLivro Importado
    Número de páginas576
    Número da edição1ª EDIÇÃO - 2009
    Código Interno531849
    Código de barras9781400095186
    AcabamentoPAPERBACK
    AutorPARKER, MATTHEW
    EditoraANCHOR BOOKS
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