The Panama Canal by Walter Lafeber
The Crisis in Historical Perspective

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A superb treatment of the evolution of U.S.-Panama relations, Walter LaFeber's The Panama Canal was praised by The Nation as "a balanced, unemotional indictment of the history of the United States in Panama". History hailed it as "the best overall synthesis of a vital theme in American diplomatic history," and The Atlantic Monthly said there was "no better single source."
Now in this new edition, LaFeber brings his study up to date with two new chapters that cover U.S.-Panama relations since 1978, including the attempt to oust Manuel Noriega, and Noriega's role in aiding the Nicaraguan Contras. Essential for anyone who wants a complete picture of the canal debate from Balboa to the present, this new edition of the classic work on the subject is an important contribution to the discussion of the Panama issue today.

About Walter Lafeber

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About the Author: Walter LaFeber is Noll Professor of History at Cornell University. He is the author of many books, including Inevitable Revolutions, which won the Gustavus Myers Prize, and The New Empire, which won the Beveridge Prize of the American Historical Association, as well as America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-1989, and The American Age.
Published January 12, 1978 by Oxford University Press. 264 pages
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