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Matthew Parker

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Panama Fever: The Epic Story of One of the Greatest Human Achievements of All Time-- the Building of the Panama Canal (2008)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: An enjoyable tale of the building of the Panama Canal. I read "Path Between the Seas" by David McCullough about seven years ago, but I can't remember how good that was compared to this book. This book definitely flowed well -- it has just enough information to keep it informative...
Hell's Gorge: The Battle to Build the Panama Canal (2008)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I started this book in a comfortable state-of-mind, in a comfortable chair, and in comfortable clothes. I finished in a humid environment, sweat pouring down, fighting off the mozzies trying to bite me. Yes, it was the height of summer, but still I think the writing had something...
The Sugar Barons (2011)
3.85 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Listened to this on Audible. At times I thought it dragged (I had some trouble keeping up with the various oil baron scions) but I learned quite a bit about the atrocious conditions in the West Indies (especially for the poor slaves) during the Sugar boom. When the islands weren'...
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