"I have been to Panama and also gone through the Canal. In spite all the speakers I heard, I never learned a small portion of what I learned from Ken Rossignol's book. This book is not for the light reader. I wished for a large map of the area so that I could follow along as the names and countries changed. I recommend it for someone who really enjoys reading about history." -- Karin
BULLY!!! BULLY FOR MR. ROSSIGNOL!!!
"A great read about a mostly forgotten episode in our history! Mr. Rossignol has accumulated a tremendous amount of scholarly information and period accounts to make a very good book that simply explains a complex issue. If this information had been more widely taught in our schools (instead of the drivel that passes for history in our schools now), we may not have so easily given up the canal.
Bully for you for contemplating the purchase of this book!
Thank you, Mr. Rossignol, for bringing the facts to bear on this, and many other subjects." - Amazon Customer
"This is a book that President Jimmy Carter would have been well advised to read in order to appreciate the true depth of his action in giving the Canal away in 1979. Well researched and organized, this is well worth the time for those even modestly interested in a world class achievement which brought about incredible change and continues to benefit the United States."- Sam B. Wagner
"The way that Rossignol doesn't write about the history, but shares the history itself with you is a unique approach; it makes the reader feel like they're getting to research and discover history from its original form, directly from the eyes of the people who lived it! It's a good read!
And for a history book, the ending nabbed me. It set me into a fit of laughter -- just you wait."- In The Bookcase
"For anyone interested in history or in international relations, Panama 1914 is a must have. The writing is excellent and provides a priceless insight in commerce and business as it was practiced in America as the 20th Century dawned upon an emerging America (led by Teddy Roosevelt) willing to flex its muscles. Whatever the political leanings of the reader, this is one great read - and studded with terrific editorial cartoons." - Travis C.Top 500 Amazon Reviewer
About the Author
Ken Rossignol has been publishing newspapers and writing books for twenty-five years and as a maritime history speaker, Rossignol enjoys meeting audiences around the world and discussing the original news stories of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and other maritime history topics.
Rossignol has appeared on dozen of ships in the Pacific, Mediterranean, Atlantic, thru the Panama Canal and all through the Caribbean discussing the stories of the heroes of the Titanic, the explorations of the new world voyagers, the Bermuda Triangle and the history of piracy.
Rossignol regularly appears at the Titanic Museum Attractions in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Branson, Missouri for book signings and to talk with visitors about the RMS Titanic.
He has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC 20/20; ABC World News Tonight and on the Discovery Channel Investigation Motives & Murders Series, A Body in the Bay.
News coverage of Rossignol's landmark civil rights case, represented by Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz re: United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Rossignol v Voorhaar, 2003, included articles in most major news outlets and is cited in hundreds of cases as legal precedent which went all the way the Supreme Court.
Rossignol is the author of thirty books and writes in true crime, maritime history and has a series of cruise thrillers. All are available in eBooks, paperback and audio books.
A strong highway safety advocate, Rossignol also publishes the DWIHitParade.com, which focuses on impaired driving and the monthly news publication, The Chesapeake Today.
News coverage of Rossignol's DWIHitParade won an Emmy in for WJLA reporter Jay Korff and coverage of the St. Mary's Today newspaper by WUSA reporter Bruce Leshan was awarded an Emmy.