The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 (Paperback)
The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
Simon & Schuster, 9780671244095, 704pp.
Publication Date: October 15, 1978
Praise For The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914…
The Washington Star
David McCullough's history of this extraordinary construction job between the Atlantic and Pacific is everything history ought to be. It is dramatic, accurate...and altogether gripping.
The Washington Post Book World
Solid, entertainingly written and fair-minded...McCullough unravels the complicated and sometimes deliberately obscured story that lies behind the Panama Canal.
The New York Times
A chunk of history full of giant-sized characters and rich in political skullduggery.
The New York Daily News
In the hands of McCullough, the digging of the great ditch becomes a kind of peacetime epic...The book will absorb you...You won't want to put it down once you've started reading it.
McCullough is a storyteller with the capacity to steer readers through political, financial, and engineering intricacies without fatigue or muddle. This is grand-scale, expert work.