Path Between the Seas by David McCullough audiobook

Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870–1914

By David McCullough
Read by Nelson Runger

Simon & Schuster Audio
31.60 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781442342149

Winner of the National Book Award for history, The Path Between the Seas 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. McCullough expertly weaves the many strands of this momentous event into a captivating tale. Like his masterful, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography John Adams, David McCullough's The Path Between the Seas has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This audiobook is a must-listen for anyone interested in American history, international intrigue, and human drama.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 1978 National Book Award for History

Winner of the 1978 Parkman Prize

Winner of the 1977 Cornelius Ryan Award

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

Winner of the National Book Award for history, The Path Between the Seas 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. McCullough expertly weaves the many strands of this momentous event into a captivating tale.
Like his masterful, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography John Adams, David McCullough's The Path Between the Seas has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This audiobook is a must-listen for anyone interested in American history, international intrigue, and human drama.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A chunk of history full of giant-sized characters and rich in political skulduggery.”  New York Times
“Solid, entertainingly written and fair-minded…McCullough unravels the complicated and sometimes deliberately obscured story that lies behind the Panama Canal.”  Washington Post Book World
“McCullough is a storyteller with the capacity to steer readers through political, financial, and engineering intricacies without fatigue or muddle. This is grand-scale, expert work.”  Newsweek
“McCullough’s history of this extraordinary construction job between the Atlantic and the Pacific is everything history ought to be. It is dramatic, accurate…and altogether gripping.”  Washington Star

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 31.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English