PANAMA FEVER~THE EPIC STORY OF ONE OF THE GREATEST HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS OF ALL TIME--THE BUILDING OF THE PANAMA CANAL by Matthew Parker

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Traces the construction of the canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and its opening in 1914, describing the human cost in terms of the harsh working conditions and epidemics, and the resulting medical breakthroughs that would transform medicine.
 

About Matthew Parker

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MATTHEW PARKER recently earned an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and has been drug- and crime-free since 2002. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he now lives in New York City.
 
Published January 1, 2007 by DOUBLEDAY.
Genres: . Non-fiction

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A history of the grand-scale madness attendant to--the lunar landing and the Manhattan Project notwithstanding--the 20th-century's greatest engineering feat.

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This account of the building of the Panama Canal-an adventure saga, political account and horror story in equal measure-has a workaday sensibility.

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