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    "The Path Between the Seas - The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914" by David McCullough
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    Quote Originally Posted by KC2KFC View Post
    "The Path Between the Seas - The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914" by David McCullough

    Just added this one to my Audible list. Been thinking about for a while. Any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by W5BRM View Post
    Just added this one to my Audible list. Been thinking about for a while. Any good?
    I've just begun the book, but so far I'm enjoying it. McCullough has done the research and makes you feel like you are a part of the history. He discusses De Lesseps who was given credit for building the Suez Canal. It was interesting to find out De Lesseps was not an engineer, but more of an entrepreneur. The book was written in the mid 1970's around the time of the Torrijos-Carter Treaties. It only covers the history up to 1914. I have a keen interest in the late Victorian/Edwardian era of history.
    “The great danger in movements to the Left is that the protagonists of the movement are so wrapped up with the end that the means becomes secondary.”
    -John F. Kennedy
    "The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."
    -Joseph Stalin

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