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The Panama Canal: An Army's Enterprise (ePub eBook)

Title:
The Panama Canal: An Army's Enterprise
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
Low stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-029-00517-4
ISBN:
9780160840982
Description

This pamphlet describes the critical role of Army officers who defied the odds and saw this immense project through to completion. They included Col. William C. Gorgas, who supervised the medical effort that saved countless lives and made it possible for the labor force to do its job; Col. George W. Goethals, who oversaw the final design of the canal and its construction and, equally important, motivated his workers to complete the herculean task ahead of schedule; and many other officers who headed up the project’s subordinate construction commands and rebuilt the Panama railroad, a key component of the venture.

In just seven years, these soldiers, thousands of fellow Americans, and tens of thousands of workers from around the world turned the dream of an isthmian canal into reality. Their success immediately ranked among the greatest peacetime feats of the Army and the nation, and it remains so to this day.

Related products:

Panama Conflict resources collection can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/us-military-history/battles-wars/panam...

Other products produced by the U.S. Army, Center of Military History can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/1061

Audience

Students, engineers, and anyone interested in Army history, would find this publication enjoyable.

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.com! 

Bill S. wrote: "Plenty of good information about the Army experience in building the canal - much more than in other histories I have read. Very good." 

Paul wrote: "Quick read describing the Army's challenges in finishing the Panama Canal." 

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7935996-the-panama-canal

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$12.00
International Price:
$16.80
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History
Author:
  • Hoffman, Jon
Year/Pages:
2009: 103 p.; ill.
Key Phrases:
  • CMH 70 115 1
  • Panama Canal
  • Army History
  • Military Hisotry
  • Navigation
  • Engineering
Weight:
0.5
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
09/22/2009
Last Status Update:
03/03/2017
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