History Book Group: Discuss "Path Between the Seas" Panama Canal history
May 23, 2013
from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
|Where||Decorah Public Library|
|Contact Name||Kristin Torresdal|
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The Decorah Public Library history book group will discuss David McCullough’s “The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday May 23 at Decorah Public Library. Copies of the book will be available for check-out at the front desk of the library beginning Monday May 6.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of the Canal.
The book tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures.
Winner of the National Book Award for history, the Francis Parkman Prize, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, and the Cornelius Ryan Award (for the best book of the year on international affairs), The Path Between the Seas is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, the history of technology, or international intrigue.
The history book group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month; meetings are open to the public.