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Panama fever the epic story of the building of the Panama Canal by Matthew Parker

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Published by Anchor Books in New York .
Written in English

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  • History

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Edition Notes

StatementMatthew Parker
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 530 p., [16] p. of plates
Number of Pages530
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27110819M
ISBN 101400095182
ISBN 109781400095186
OCLC/WorldCa232980381

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W. B. Garvey, brings together the stories of the West Indian workers on the Panama Canal, in his two related historical novels, Panama Fever: Digging Down Gold Mountain, set during the late 19th Century when the French tried and failed to dig a sea level canal, and White Gold, which continues the story into the 20th Century when Panama became independent from Colombia, and the Americans arrived to .   Panama Fever tells the story of the building of the Panama Canal which at the time was one of the greatest construction projects of all time/5.   Panama Fever book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A tragic story of love, corruption and ambition, W. B. Garvey's novel Panama /5. Matthew Parker is the author of several works of nonfiction, including Monte Cassino: The Hardest-Fought Battle of World War II; the Los Angeles Times bestseller Panama Fever, which was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year; and The Sugar Barons, which was an Economist Book of the Year. He lives in London/5(28).

The eyes of the world are on Panama wh have already died digging the Canal that will alter history and usher in the future. In a thrilling follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut novel Panama Fever: Digging Down Gold Mountain, W. B. Garvey continues the story of the perilous thirty-year effort to bridge the world's two great oceans. The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 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 . Note: Yellow fever vaccine availability in the United States is currently limited. If you need to be vaccinated before your trip, you may need to travel some distance and schedule your appointment well in advance. Find the clinic nearest you. Malaria: When traveling in Panama, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria.   My uncle recommended it. I had barely started it when we left on a cruise of the Panama Canal, sailing from LA. This book is a detailed, non-fiction account of France's selection of the canal site in Central America, the politics, diseases, intrigues, and construction of locks and "Big Dig"/5.

Filled with remarkable characters, including Teddy Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, and Ferdinand de Lesseps, the French genius who built the Suez Canal and almost snatched Panama out from under American control, Panama Fever is an epic historical adventure that shows how a small but fiercely contested strip of land in a largely unknown Central American nation suddenly made the world a /5(27). About Panama Fever. The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 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. Panama Fever: The Epic Story of the Building of the Panama Canal (Vintage) Matthew Parker The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in marked the beginning of the “American Century.”.   Thirty years have passed since David McCullough’s stunning The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, –, the seeming last word on this subject, but the capacious canal story easily accommodates Parker’s focus on how the waterway appeared to craze anyone, famous and unknown, who touched it.