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everyboby interested in world history must read this fantastic story.Published 2 months ago by JOHN A. MIKULSKI
This is a splendid history of the interaction between the Ottoman Empire and Europe set against the construction of the Suez Canal. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Herbert T. Wood
I read David Mccullough's "The path between the seas" about the Panama canal. I loved it. zachary Karabell's " Parting the desert " is equally well written. Read morePublished 4 months ago by YIPLIU
Writing a history book is one thing, but when you can tell a wonderful story at the same time it's a thing of beauty. Read morePublished 8 months ago by M. Brown
So glad I found this. I read it during the sea days preceding our Suez Canal entry. Fascinating history of the politics surrounding this project. Read morePublished on May 25, 2013 by FrancesM
The Suez Canal is a fascinating adventure and a testament to Ferdinand de Lesseps' tenacity and diplomatic skills. Read morePublished on December 4, 2012 by Jane C. Webb
I was looking forward to reading an account of this fantastic feat, in the context of the Industrial Revolution, 19th century adventurism, enlightened colonialism. Read morePublished on April 2, 2012 by Lawrence Bohme
Karabell has written the definitive work on how the Suez Canal was built. The political, diplomatic, and jingoist intrigues stretching across several deserts and continents is... Read morePublished on November 24, 2011 by john purcell