The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs

The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs
  • Author : Ulrich Keller
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2013-04-09
  • ISBN : 9780486319254

The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs Book Review:

This tale of an unprecedented technological advance unfolds in a compelling narrative of risks, hardships, disasters, and triumph. More than 160 historic photographs depict exotic settings, workers' housing, dredging operations, much more.

Building Lives

Building Lives
  • Author : Neil Harris
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 198
  • Relase : 1999-01-01
  • ISBN : 0300070454

Building Lives Book Review:

Drawing on sources including Masonic manuals, tourist guidebooks and religious texts, this illustrated study explores the rites of building passage over the past 150 years. The author suggests that architecture is a performing art as well as a fine art.

Panama Fever

Panama Fever
  • Author : Matthew Parker
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 576
  • Relase : 2009-03-10
  • ISBN : 9780307472533

Panama Fever Book Review:

The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 1914 marked the beginning of the “American Century.” Panama Fever draws on contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life. Politicians engaged in high-stakes diplomacy in order to influence its construction. Meanwhile, engineers and workers from around the world rushed to take advantage of high wages and the chance to be a part of history. Filled with remarkable characters, Panama Fever is an epic history that shows how a small, fiercely contested strip of land made the world a smaller place and launched the era of American global dominance.

Seaway to the Future

Seaway to the Future
  • Author : Alexander Missal
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2009-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780299229436

Seaway to the Future Book Review:

Realizing the century-old dream of a passage to India, the building of the Panama Canal was an engineering feat of colossal dimensions, a construction site filled not only with mud and water but with interpretations, meanings, and social visions. Alexander Missal’s Seaway to the Future unfolds a cultural history of the Panama Canal project, revealed in the texts and images of the era’s policymakers and commentators. Observing its creation, journalists, travel writers, and officials interpreted the Canal and its environs as a perfect society under an efficient, authoritarian management featuring innovations in technology, work, health, and consumption. For their middle-class audience in the United States, the writers depicted a foreign yet familiar place, a showcase for the future—images reinforced in the exhibits of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition that celebrated the Canal’s completion. Through these depictions, the building of the Panama Canal became a powerful symbol in a broader search for order as Americans looked to the modern age with both anxiety and anticipation. Like most utopian visions, this one aspired to perfection at the price of exclusion. Overlooking the West Indian laborers who built the Canal, its admirers praised the white elite that supervised and administered it. Inspired by the masculine ideal personified by President Theodore Roosevelt, writers depicted the Canal Zone as an emphatically male enterprise and Chief Engineer George W. Goethals as the emblem of a new type of social leader, the engineer-soldier, the benevolent despot. Examining these and other images of the Panama Canal project, Seaway to the Future shows how they reflected popular attitudes toward an evolving modern world and, no less important, helped shape those perceptions. Best Books for Regional Special Interests, selected by the American Association of School Librarians, and Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the Public Library Association “Provide[s] a useful vantage on the world bequeathed to us by the forces that set out to put America astride the globe nearly a century ago.”—Chris Rasmussen, Bookforum

Prize Possession

Prize Possession
  • Author : John Major
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 460
  • Relase : 2003-10-30
  • ISBN : 0521521262

Prize Possession Book Review:

Based for the most part on the hitherto largely untapped sources of US government agencies, namely, the States, War, and Navy Departments and the Canal Zone administration, this is a comprehensive history of US policy towards the Panama Canal.

Panama Canal pictures

Panama Canal pictures
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 56
  • Relase : 1913
  • ISBN : UCAL:B2723761

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Term Paper Resource Guide to Latino History

Term Paper Resource Guide to Latino History
  • Author : Michael P. Moreno,Kristin C. Brunnemer
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 345
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780313379321

Term Paper Resource Guide to Latino History Book Review:

This resource guide to 100 key events in Latino history provides students, librarians, and scholars with hundreds of original and compelling term paper ideas and the key print and electronic sources needed for research. * Presents 100 historical events organized in chronological order, beginning with the founding of the California Missions in 1769 and culminating with Justice Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court * Each of the 100 events offers annotated resources, including primary, secondary, web, and multimedia sources * Contains a comprehensive index highlighting connections between key historical events and public figures

The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal
  • Author : Tatiana Ryckman
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Pages : 96
  • Relase : 2017-07-15
  • ISBN : 9781502626783

The Panama Canal Book Review:

Since the beginning of exploration, people have searched for easier ways to navigate between waterways and oceans to bolster trade. The Panama Canal demonstrates how innovation, advanced engineering, hard work, and great personal cost resulted in one of modern history’s most critical trade routes. This book includes information about the explorers and inventors behind the project, the goods and services traded, and the ways the canal is used today.

Photographs by Man Ray

Photographs by Man Ray
  • Author : Man Ray
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 104
  • Relase : 1979
  • ISBN : 9780486238425

Photographs by Man Ray Book Review:

Still lifes, landscapes, nudes, women's faces, portraits, and rayographs (photographs made without cameras) produced by Ray in the twenties and early thirties are accompanied by the comments of his contemporaries

Animals in Motion

Animals in Motion
  • Author : Eadweard Muybridge
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2012-09-24
  • ISBN : 9780486129990

Animals in Motion Book Review:

More than 4,000 photographs in series and stopped action of horses, cats, lions, deer, kangaroos, etc. Indispensable for animal artists. Classic of 19th-century photography. "Impressive and valuable collection." — Scientific American.

Lewis and Clark and the Image of the American Northwest

Lewis and Clark and the Image of the American Northwest
  • Author : John Logan Allen
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 452
  • Relase : 1991-01-01
  • ISBN : 0486269140

Lewis and Clark and the Image of the American Northwest Book Review:

The author traces how Lewis and Clark's epic journey of 1804–06 and their charting of the American Northwest dramatically revised generally held concepts of the area's geography. With 45 maps. "Splendidly researched and highly readable" — Donald Jackson, editor of the Letters of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

History of the Panama Canal

History of the Panama Canal
  • Author : Ira Elbert Bennett
  • Publisher : Washington, D.C. : Historical Publishing Company
  • Pages : 758
  • Relase : 1915
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433020617506

History of the Panama Canal Book Review:

Destiny by Design

Destiny by Design
  • Author : Jeremy Sherman Snapp
  • Publisher : Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Pages : 174
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 0967363357

Destiny by Design Book Review:

Author/photographer Jeremy Snapp has produced a dramatic photo-essay of rare images that depict events in the decade preceding the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914. Original photos taken by Snapp's great-grandfather Gerald Sherman, a respected mining engineer of the day, deliver a technical perspective of this undertaking unlike anything previously published. Finally, as the U.S. ceded authority over the canal to the Panamanian government in 1999, Jeremy Snapp travelled to the canal zone with an antique cameratp capture images of the original buildings and construction relics that remained.

Fodor's Panama

Fodor's Panama
  • Author : David Dudenhoefer
  • Publisher : Fodors Travel Publications
  • Pages : 377
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 9781400019267

Fodor's Panama Book Review:

Detailed and timely information on accommodations, restaurants, and local attractions highlight these updated travel guides, which feature all-new covers, a two-color interior design, symbols to indicate budget options, must-see ratings, multi-day itineraries, Smart Travel Tips, helpful bulleted maps, tips on transportation, guidelines for shopping excursions, and other valuable features. Original.

An American Impressionist

An American Impressionist
  • Author : Deborah Epstein Solon,Alson Skinner Clark,Deborah Solon,Gibbs Museum (Charleston, S.C.)
  • Publisher : Hudson Hills
  • Pages : 149
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 1555952445

An American Impressionist Book Review:

Intended as the companion art book to a travelling exhibition, An American Impressionist: The Art And Life Of Alson Skinner Clark is the first in-depth scrutiny of the American Impressionist painter Alson Skinner Clark (1876-1949). Featuring 77 colour plates and 10 halftones of Clark's work, ranging from nude figures to bustling urban centres to panoramic scenes from all over the world, An American Impressionist pairs the raw beauty and gentle imagery of the oil on canvas works with a brief discussion of Clark's life, his marriage, travels abroad, the toll World War I took upon him, his obscure retirement and the recent rediscovery of his contributions, particularly to the Impressionist tradition in California, where Clark made a name and lasting memory for himself among the local art community. Especially recommended for collectors, students, and connoisseurs of the Impressionist style. 77 colour & 10 halftone plates

Marine Science

Marine Science
  • Author : Christina Reed,William J. Cannon
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Pages : 298
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780816055340

Marine Science Book Review:

Chronicles the history of marine science from 1901, documenting the significant discoveries of the 20th century by notable marine and other scientists.

Panama in Pictures

Panama in Pictures
  • Author : Thomas Streissguth
  • Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
  • Pages : 80
  • Relase : 2005-01-01
  • ISBN : 0822523957

Panama in Pictures Book Review:

Describes the history, government, economy, people, geography, and cultural life of Panama.

The Americas

The Americas
  • Author : Trudy Ring,Noelle Watson,Paul Schellinger
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 822
  • Relase : 2013-11-05
  • ISBN : 9781134259304

The Americas Book Review:

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography, 3-Volume Set

Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography, 3-Volume Set
  • Author : Lynne Warren
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 2042
  • Relase : 2005-11-15
  • ISBN : 9781135205430

Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography, 3-Volume Set Book Review:

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography explores the vast international scope of twentieth-century photography and explains that history with a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary manner. This unique approach covers the aesthetic history of photography as an evolving art and documentary form, while also recognizing it as a developing technology and cultural force. This Encyclopedia presents the important developments, movements, photographers, photographic institutions, and theoretical aspects of the field along with information about equipment, techniques, and practical applications of photography. To bring this history alive for the reader, the set is illustrated in black and white throughout, and each volume contains a color plate section. A useful glossary of terms is also included.

Lee the American

Lee the American
  • Author : Gamaliel Bradford
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 278
  • Relase : 2004-01-01
  • ISBN : 0486433684

Lee the American Book Review:

Sympathetic portrait of an enigmatic man who was a model of decorum and honor, a moderate on the issue of secession, a fierce fighter in battle, and a chivalrous soldier — even in defeat. Exceptional sourcebook for students of American history, Civil War buffs, and admirers of the Southern general. 10 black-and-white illustrations.