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Panama Fever

The Epic Story of One of the Greatest Human Achievements of All Time-- the Building of the Panama Canal

by Matthew Parker

  • 208 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading

Published by Doubleday .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History - General History,
  • History: American,
  • History,
  • Latin America - Central America,
  • United States - 20th Century (1900-1945),
  • History / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies),
  • Americas (North Central South West Indies),
  • Panama Canal (Panama)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages560
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10151180M
    ISBN 100385515340
    ISBN 109780385515344

      Panama Fever traces a heroic dream that spanned four centuries: to build a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific human cost was immense: in appalling working conditions and amid epidemics of fever, tens of thousands perished fighting the jungle, swamps and mountains of Panama, a scale of attrition comparable to many great battles. This is a remarkable book about empire and /5(17).   And, thus, we have his book “Panama Fever,” which is not only an absolutely gripping account of the canal’s conception and construction but also notice that a Author: Tim Rutten.

    I thoroughly enjoyed "Panama Fever". I rated it with four stars because it is a very good book. I try to hold back on the 5 stars unless I am completely overwhelmed. For the authors very readable prose, the variety of fascinating sub-topics, and gigantic subject itself, I'd give "Panama Fever" a /5(13). Buy Panama Fever: The Epic Story of One of the Greatest Human Achievements of All Time-- The Building of the Panama Canal by Mr. Matthew Parker online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop now.

    YELLOW FEVER Since publication of the edition of the CDC Yellow Book, large YF outbreaks occurred in eastern Brazil in and , involving states .   “Panama Fever” digs into the construction of a monumental canal Originally published Ma at am A century ago, huge American steam shovels were scooping out the Panama .


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Panama Fever by Matthew Parker Download PDF EPUB FB2

Matthew Parker is the author of several works of nonfiction, including Monte Cassino: The Hardest-Fought Battle of World War II; the Los Angeles Time s bestseller Panama Fever, which was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year; and Panama Fever book Sugar Barons, which was an Economist Book of the Year.

He lives in London/5(27). Panama Fever draws on contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life. The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and by: 6. Garvey, brings together the stories of the West Indian workers on the Panama Canal, in his two related historical novels, Panama Fever: Digging Down Gold Mountain, set during the late 19th Century when the French tried and failed to dig a sea level canal, and White Gold, which continues the story into the 20th Century when Panama became independent from Colombia, and the Americans arrived to.

Panama Fever tells the story of the building of the Panama Canal which at the time was one of the greatest construction projects of all time/5.

Panama Fever book Fever book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A tragic story of love, corruption and ambition, W. Garvey's novel Panama /5.

Matthew Parker is the author of several works of nonfiction, including Monte Cassino: The Hardest-Fought Battle of World War II; the Los Angeles Times bestseller Panama Fever, which was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year; and The Sugar Barons, which was an Economist Book of the Year.

He lives in London/5(28). The eyes of the world are on Panama wh have already died digging the Canal that will alter history and usher in the future.

In a thrilling follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut novel Panama Fever: Digging Down Gold Mountain, W. Garvey continues the story of the perilous thirty-year effort to bridge the world's two great oceans.

The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in marked the beginning of the “American Century.” Panama Fever draws on contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life.

Politicians engaged in. Note: Yellow fever vaccine availability in the United States is currently limited. If you need to be vaccinated before your trip, you may need to travel some distance and schedule your appointment well in advance. Find the clinic nearest you.

Malaria: When traveling in Panama, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria. My uncle recommended it. I had barely started it when we left on a cruise of the Panama Canal, sailing from LA. This book is a detailed, non-fiction account of France's selection of the canal site in Central America, the politics, diseases, intrigues, and construction of locks and "Big Dig"/5.

Filled with remarkable characters, including Teddy Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, and Ferdinand de Lesseps, the French genius who built the Suez Canal and almost snatched Panama out from under American control, Panama Fever is an epic historical adventure that shows how a small but fiercely contested strip of land in a largely unknown Central American nation suddenly made the world a /5(27).

About Panama Fever. The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in marked the beginning of the “American Century.” Panama Fever draws on contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life.

Politicians engaged in high-stakes diplomacy in order to influence its construction. Panama Fever: The Epic Story of the Building of the Panama Canal (Vintage) Matthew Parker The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in marked the beginning of the “American Century.”.

Thirty years have passed since David McCullough’s stunning The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, –, the seeming last word on this subject, but the capacious canal story easily accommodates Parker’s focus on how the waterway appeared to craze anyone, famous and unknown, who touched it.

None in Panama Oeste, the Canal Zone, and Panama City (see Map ). More details. Bite of infected mosquito (female Anopheles) Malaria (Yellow Book) Considerations when choosing a drug for malaria prophylaxis (Yellow Book) Measles: Infants (6 through 11 months old): 1 dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine before travel.

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Matthew Parker. Panama Fever is the first book, especially published recently, that covers the stories of the workers rather than the engineering. It is fascinating and well worth the by: 6. But the grim reality of Panama – searing heat, torrential rains, fatal mud slides, and malarial mosquitoes – soon caught up with them.

More t of those who enthusiastically signed on as workers succumbed to dysentery, yellow fever, and malaria, giving a fatal twist to the meaning of “Panama Fever.”3/5(3).

His first book, published inwas about the Battle of Britain. Then followed Monte Cassino, Panama Fever, The Sugar Barons and Goldeneye. He is currently working on a new book, due to be published in Augustthat tells the extraordinary story of Willoughbyland, the forgotten seventeenth-century English colony in Surinam that was exchanged with the Dutch for New York.

Panama Fevertraces a heroic dream that spanned four centuries: to build a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific human cost was immense: in appalling working conditions and amid epidemics of fever, tens of thousands perished fighting the jungle, swamps and mountains of Panama, a scale of attrition comparable to many great battles.

This is a remarkable book about empire and technology.3/5(3). Books Just 50 miles - at lives a mile Matthew Parker's Panama Fever reveals the true and shocking cost of joining the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, says John Vidal.After reading Matthew Parker's "Panama Fever", I'm ready to go back and take an even closer look.

The author spend a short amount of time covering the prior plans of creating a shortcut from the lengthy travels around the South America and back up the other side/5.A tale of exploration, conquest, money, politics, and medicine, Panama Fever charts the challenges that marked the long, labyrinthine road to the building of the canal.

Drawing on a wealth of new materials and sources, Matthew Parker brings to life the men who recognized the impact a canal would have on global politics and economics, and adds new depth to the familiar story of Teddy Roosevelt's remarkable .