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The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs Paperback – February 1, 1984

ISBN-13: 978-0486244082 ISBN-10: 0486244083

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (February 1, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486244083
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486244082
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #393,876 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A nice collection of original photographs from the years building the Panama Canal.
DD
Each of these magnificent pictures are indeed worth a thousand words -- and there are so many pictures in this book!
Gustavo A. Mellander, Ph.D., D.H.L.
This book ranks in the top 3 that I have ever read during my over 70 years of reading.
Herbert A. Hutchinson

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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Gustavo A. Mellander, Ph.D., D.H.L. on June 20, 2003
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I lived in Panama for 17 years and have written 3 books on Panama.

How how I wish I had this beautifully spectacular book years ago. What an inspiration it would have been during those dreary hours of research and writing. Each of these magnificent pictures are indeed worth a thousand words -- and there are so many pictures in this book!

The United States "helped" Panama separate from Colombia in 1903; it had tried to do so over 80 times before then. But that's a different story.

In 1904 the task to build the canal began. It would take 10 difficult years. The great task, which had defeated the French, was a monumental feat which changed the world forever.

The rare photographs in this book document those years. How wonderful that they have been saved and are now offered to another generation!

The Panama Canal Museum -- now at the University of Florida -- has an excellent collection of artifacts, documents and recollections for those seeking more information. Much of it is being digitized and is available on the Internet.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A. Thomas on April 14, 2001
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Wealth of information! This book eloquently navigates through Panama's Canal history; merging dynamic cultural and socio-political elements that contributed to this technological marvel. As a lifetime resident of the Canal Zone I taught I knew the definitive version of the Canals creation, however these photographs of the mundane to the sublime still concedes a wealth of information.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Herbert A. Hutchinson on April 10, 2008
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The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs by Ulrich Keller is a most fascinating compilation of photographs recording man's greatest engineering achievement in construction during the 20th Century. The photographs are even more special to me because it shows scenes that my Barbadian grandfather and uncle would have seen during their laboring to construct the Panama Canal. That uncle died of malaria at the Canal and is buried, alongside the many others who sacrificed their lives, in the cemetery shown in one of the photographs. This book ranks in the top 3 that I have ever read during my over 70 years of reading.
Herbert A. Hutchinson
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Heide I. Koehn on May 27, 2011
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We bought this book to inform ourselves for an upcoming trip through the Panama Canal. It was of immense help once we were sailing through the Canal, listening to the Ship's Commentator.
We could now understand why and because so many hurdles were to overcome with the building of this beautiful passage between 2 seas.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carol Goodman on November 17, 2009
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This book gave a comprehensive narrative and pictorial overview of the building of the Panama Canal. I learned many interesting facts about this project that I had somehow missed in school.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ree Greenwood on February 8, 2008
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This book a must for anyone visiting the Panama Canal. Buy it before your visit to acquaint yourself with the history of this amazing project. Then take it along on your trip. Everyone around you will be itching to have a look at this book as you view the canal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Glenn1104 on August 6, 2012
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What I liked about this book was at the very front, rare pictures of the France's effort to build the canal in the 1880's. All in all a great book for the price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M K McNair on August 29, 2011
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With a transit cruise coming in December of 2011, I wanted to read on the history and building of the Panama Canal. This book provides over 150 great black and white photos showing the building of the Canal and the human support efforts required for this massive task. I think this book is a great historical reference.
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