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everyboby interested in world history must read this fantastic story.Published 13 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 15 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 15 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 19 months ago by folmonty
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