Parting the Desert

Parting the Desert

The Creation of the Suez Canal

Book - 2003
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The building of the Suez Canal was considered the greatest engineering feat of the 19th century, but as Karabell shows, it was much more than a marvel of construction. Parting the Desert details an extraordinary meeting between East and West. of photos.
Publisher: New York, NY : Knopf : 2003
ISBN: 9780375408830
Branch Call Number: 386.43 K143p
Characteristics: 310p illus


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Nov 29, 2014

This is a rather uncritical examination of the social forces and period. It reads more like a Nat Geo special; even the slave labor was well treated, if you believe Karabell.

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