The Path Between the Seas

The Path Between the Seas
Author: David McCullough
Pages: 698
ISBN: 9780743201377
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Release: 2001-10-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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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.

Mornings on Horseback

Mornings on Horseback
Author: David McCullough
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780743218306
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Release: 2007-05-31
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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The National Book Award–winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States, told by master historian David McCullough. Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as “a masterpiece” (John A. Gable, Newsday), it is the winner of the Los Angeles Times 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography. Written by David McCullough, the author of Truman, this is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and almost fatal asthma attacks, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household in which he was raised. The father is the first Theodore Roosevelt, a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. The mother, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, is a Southerner and a celebrated beauty, but also considerably more, which the book makes clear as never before. There are sisters Anna and Corinne, brother Elliott (who becomes the father of Eleanor Roosevelt), and the lovely, tragic Alice Lee, TR’s first love. All are brought to life to make “a beautifully told story, filled with fresh detail” (The New York Times Book Review). A book to be read on many levels, it is at once an enthralling story, a brilliant social history and a work of important scholarship which does away with several old myths and breaks entirely new ground. It is a book about life intensely lived, about family love and loyalty, about grief and courage, about “blessed” mornings on horseback beneath the wide blue skies of the Badlands.

The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs

The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs
Author: Ulrich Keller
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780486319254
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Release: 2013-04-09
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

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This tale of an unprecedented technological advance unfolds in a compelling narrative of risks, hardships, disasters, and triumph. More than 160 historic photographs depict exotic settings, workers' housing, dredging operations, much more.

The Lost Towns of the Panama Canal

The Lost Towns of the Panama Canal
Author: Marixa Lasso
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9780674984448
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Release: 2019-02-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The untold history of the Panama Canal--from Panama's point of view. Sleuth and scholar, Marixa Lasso has uncovered a long-overlooked story: to build their Canal, Americans displaced 40,000 Panamanians and erased entire cities, only to convince the world they had brought modernity to the tropics.--

Parting the Desert

Parting the Desert
Author: Zachary Karabell
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307566072
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Release: 2009-08-26
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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Award-winning historian Zachary Karabell tells the epic story of the greatest engineering feat of the nineteenth century--the building of the Suez Canal-- and shows how it changed the world. The dream was a waterway that would unite the East and the West, and the ambitious, energetic French diplomat and entrepreneur Ferdinand de Lesseps was the mastermind behind the project. Lesseps saw the project through fifteen years of financial challenges, technical obstacles, and political intrigues. He convinced ordinary French citizens to invest their money, and he won the backing of Napoleon III and of Egypt's prince Muhammad Said. But the triumph was far from perfect: the construction relied heavily on forced labor and technical and diplomatic obstacles constantly threatened completion. The inauguration in 1869 captured the imagination of the world. The Suez Canal was heralded as a symbol of progress that would unite nations, but its legacy is mixed. Parting the Desert is both a transporting narrative and a meditation on the origins of the modern Middle East.

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9781250762900
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Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Tor Books
Language: en

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Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller! Winner of Best Science Fiction in the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards! To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a brand new epic novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eragon, Christopher Paolini. Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds. Now she's awakened a nightmare. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she's delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move. As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn't at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human. While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity's greatest and final hope . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Brave Companions

Brave Companions
Author: David McCullough
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781416561231
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Release: 2007-05-31
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us today, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is timeless about the human condition. Here are Alexander von Humboldt, whose epic explorations of South America surpassed the Lewis and Clark expedition; Harriet Beecher Stowe, “the little woman who made the big war”; Frederic Remington; the extraordinary Louis Agassiz of Harvard; Charles and Anne Lindbergh, and their fellow long-distance pilots Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Beryl Markham; Harry Caudill, the Kentucky lawyer who awakened the nation to the tragedy of Appalachia; and David Plowden, a present-day photographer of vanishing America. Different as they are from each other, McCullough’s subjects have in common a rare vitality and sense of purpose. These are brave companions: to each other, to David McCullough, and to the reader, for with rare storytelling ability McCullough brings us into the times they knew and their very uncommon lives.

David McCullough Library E book Box Set

David McCullough Library E book Box Set
Author: David McCullough
Pages: 4656
ISBN: 9781451658255
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Release: 2011-05-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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Perfect for David McCullough fans and history lovers alike, this eBook boxed set features all of his bestselling titles, from 1776 to Mornings on Horseback. This e-book box set includes all of David McCullough’s bestselling backlist titles: · 1776: The riveting story of George Washington, the men who marched with him, and their British foes in the momentous year of American independence. · Brave Companions: Profiles of exceptional men and women who shaped history, among them Alexander von Humboldt, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Charles and Anne Lindbergh. · The Great Bridge: The remarkable, enthralling story of the planning and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which linked two great cities and epitomized American optimism, skill, and determination. · John Adams: The magisterial, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the independent, irascible Yankee patriot, one of our nation’s founders and most important figures, who became our second president. · The Johnstown Flood: The classic history of an American tragedy that became a scandal in the age of the Robber Barons, the preventable flood that destroyed a town and killed 2,000 people. · Mornings on Horseback: The brilliant National Book Award-winning biography of young Theodore Roosevelt’s metamorphosis from sickly child to a vigorous, intense man poised to become a national hero and then president. · Path Between the Seas: The epic National Book Award-winning history of the heroic successes, tragic failures, and astonishing engineering and medical feats that made the Panama Canal possible. · Truman: The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry Truman, the complex and courageous man who rose from modest origins to make momentous decisions as president, from dropping the atomic bomb to going to war in Korea. · Special Bonus: The Course of Human Events: In this Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, David McCullough draws on his personal experience as a historian to acknowledge the crucial importance of writing in history’s enduring impact and influence, and he affirms the significance of history in teaching us about human nature through the ages.

Between Land and Sea

Between Land and Sea
Author: Christopher L. Pastore
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9780674281417
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Release: 2014-10-13
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

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Christopher Pastore traces how Narragansett Bay’s ecology shaped the contours of European habitation, trade, and resource use, and how littoral settlers in turn, over two centuries, transformed a marshy fractal of water and earth into a clearly defined coastline, which proved less able to absorb the blows of human initiative and natural variation.

Emperors in the Jungle

Emperors in the Jungle
Author: John Lindsay-Poland
Pages: 265
ISBN: 0822330989
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Release: 2003-02-11
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

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DIVFocuses on environmental, policy, and human rights dimensions of the activities of the U.S. military in Panama, analyzing the guiding mythologies and racial stereotypes behind the US's colonialism in the region./div

The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge
Author: David McCullough
Pages: 608
ISBN: 0743217373
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Release: 2001-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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A detailed account of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge providing background on its engineering history as well as the political and social climate of the late-nineteenth century. Reissue. 10,000 first printing.

The Path Between the Seas

The Path Between the Seas
Author: David G. McCullough
Pages: 698
ISBN: 0965385906
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Release: 1977
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Between the Sea and Stars

Between the Sea and Stars
Author: Chantal Gadoury
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781735417172
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Release: 2018-06-19
Editor: The Parliament House
Language: en

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A Legend, A Magical Shell A Girl Who Dreamed Of Something More... Lena, a Merrow girl, lives in the Skagerrak sea with her father, Carrick and her brother, Javelin who tells her of the legend of the Merrow Queen murdered by her human lover when greed takes over. But what’s worth spilling the queen’s blood? Gifted from Poseidon, himself, a magic shell gives any human the ability to control both land and sea. When Javelin is called to join a clan of Merrow soldiers bent on protecting their waters from human invasion, Lena resists Merrow law and ventures to the shore with no choice but to swim to land. With newfound legs, Lena is whisked away on a new adventure with new friends and new trouble. Everyone seems to want something from her as intrigue lurks around every corner. Trying her best to hide who she is and remain safe from the dangers of the human world, will Lena finally find where she belongs, or will she be swept into a strong and stormy current by lust, greed, and jealousy?

The Big Ditch

The Big Ditch
Author: Noel Maurer,Carlos Yu
Pages: 440
ISBN: 140083628X
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Release: 2010-11-08
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

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On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal officially opened for business, forever changing the face of global trade and military power, as well as the role of the United States on the world stage. The Canal's creation is often seen as an example of U.S. triumphalism, but Noel Maurer and Carlos Yu reveal a more complex story. Examining the Canal's influence on Panama, the United States, and the world, The Big Ditch deftly chronicles the economic and political history of the Canal, from Spain's earliest proposals in 1529 through the final handover of the Canal to Panama on December 31, 1999, to the present day. The authors show that the Canal produced great economic dividends for the first quarter-century following its opening, despite massive cost overruns and delays. Relying on geographical advantage and military might, the United States captured most of these benefits. By the 1970s, however, when the Carter administration negotiated the eventual turnover of the Canal back to Panama, the strategic and economic value of the Canal had disappeared. And yet, contrary to skeptics who believed it was impossible for a fledgling nation plagued by corruption to manage the Canal, when the Panamanians finally had control, they switched the Canal from a public utility to a for-profit corporation, ultimately running it better than their northern patrons. A remarkable tale, The Big Ditch offers vital lessons about the impact of large-scale infrastructure projects, American overseas interventions on institutional development, and the ability of governments to run companies effectively.

The Outlaw Ocean

The Outlaw Ocean
Author: Ian Urbina
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780451492951
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Release: 2019-08-20
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A riveting, adrenaline-fueled tour of a vast, lawless, and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas. There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world's oceans: too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to rampant criminality and exploitation. Traffickers and smugglers, pirates and mercenaries, wreck thieves and repo men, vigilante conservationists and elusive poachers, seabound abortion providers, clandestine oil-dumpers, shackled slaves and cast-adrift stowaways—drawing on five years of perilous and intrepid reporting, often hundreds of miles from shore, Ian Urbina introduces us to the inhabitants of this hidden world. Through their stories of astonishing courage and brutality, survival and tragedy, he uncovers a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation that emanates from the fishing, oil, and shipping industries, and on which the world's economies rely. Both a gripping adventure story and a stunning exposé, this unique work of reportage brings fully into view for the first time the disturbing reality of a floating world that connects us all, a place where anyone can do anything because no one is watching.

Moving to Higher Ground

Moving to Higher Ground
Author: Englander
Pages: 330
ISBN: 1733499903
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Release: 2020-12-07
Editor: Science Bookshelf
Language: en

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Rising sea level will be tomorrow's global economic and humanitarian crisis--if we don't start adapting now. Around the world, rising sea level threatens coastal communities. It is unstoppable, requiring bold planning to avoid catastrophe. Though often seen as an environmental issue, it's more about our security and economy--and the impacts on our homes and communities. In his previous book, the bestselling High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis, renowned oceanographer John Englander clearly explained the science. In Moving to Higher Ground: Rising Sea Level and the Path Forward, he updates the latest scientific information and presents a visionary outlook for what we need to do--showing the world how to survive, and even thrive, for ourselves and future generations. Englander explains: -Why sea level will rise regardless of efforts to reduce CO2 emissions -How high the sea could rise in the coming decades and the effects on assets and infrastructure -What you need to know to prepare and adapt for long-term sea level rise and short term flooding events -Why rising sea level and the massive adaptation required could be the greatest economic engine of this century

The Path

The Path
Author: Michael Padilla
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1522847405
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Release: 2016-01-02
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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Cristian Vega has a talent very few people know about: he's a musician. And he's quite good. The problem he faces is that he has no confidence in himself and is overly concerned about what others think of him, and this fear of rejection has turned Cristian into an introvert. The day after his nineteenth birthday, Cristian receives a call from his girlfriend who tells him that she's met someone else. Confining himself to his bedroom, Cristian has become an emotional wreck and vows to never allow himself to fall in love again. After calling his cousin in an attempt to get his mind off of his ex-girlfriend, Cristian sets in motion a chain of events that will change his life forever. And it all begins with the meeting of a girl... Emma Turner is quite sick of dating the same kind of man-tall, clean-cut and handsome-and every guy she meets seems more interested in trying to impress her than they are in learning anything about her. When Cristian Vega begins attending the same church as her, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him. None of her friends understands her attraction to Cristian and they are sure to tell her that every chance they get. Emma's problem isn't in getting her friends to accept Cristian, her bigger issue is in getting Cristian to admit his feelings to her before the successes of being a musician tears them apart. THE PATH tells the story of overcoming one's fear of rejection in order to pursue one's dream regardless of what may come.

The Little Book of Templar Philosophy

The Little Book of Templar Philosophy
Author: Janis Ford
Pages: 76
ISBN: 153053853X
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Release: 2016-03-13
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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We all hear tales about the Knights Templar, but who are they, and what purpose do they have in a modern world? Janis, the author of this book gives insight into the beliefs and practices of this once highly secret organisation. She goes further to make suggestions to those wishing to tread the path towards discovery. The Little Book of Templar Philosophy is just that, a little book with a wealth of belief systems.

Paddle to the Sea

Paddle to the Sea
Author: Anonim
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0395292034
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Release: 1980-02
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

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A toy Indian and his canoe travel from Lake Nipigon to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Lantern on the Path to Allah Almighty

The Lantern on the Path to Allah Almighty
Author: Shaikh Hussain ibn Ali ibn Sadiq al-Bahrani
Pages: 136
ISBN: 1497574374
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Release: 2014-04-06
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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Do not be misled into thinking that a great deal of knowledge without correcting and cultivating one's conduct can be of any use. Never! Ahl al-Bayt (as) have said, "Do not be tyrannical scholars so your falsehood may wipe out your righteousness" (al-Saduq's Amali, Vol. 9, p. 294). "Nor should you be misled into thinking that a bad mannered person can be happy in the company of a father, a son, a spouse, a friend, a companion, a family, a teacher or a student. Nay! They all are harmed by him, and they find his conduct offensive; so, how can he attain the means of perfection which are scattered among the people while those who are perfect shun and run away from him?! And be further informed that anyone who discerns the path of Ahl al-Bayt, peace be upon them, studying their legacy, will find how they guided mankind, attracted people to the creed, all through their good manners, ordering their followers to do likewise saying, "Invite people [to your creed] but not with your tongues" (Al-Kafi, Vol. 2, p. 46), meaning through good manners and beautiful deeds, so that they may be role models for those who emulate. So, if it becomes obvious that seeking this life or the life to come can both be complete through good manners, and that complementing the code of ethics is the benefit of the Message without which life can never be good, it becomes also obvious that cultivating manners has a precedence over any other obligation and is more important than any obligation. It is the key to everything good, the source of everything beautiful, the one which brings about every fruit, and the basis of any objective.