Goethals and the Panama Canal by Howard Fast

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  • Goethals, George W. -- 1858-1928.,
  • Panama Canal (Panama),
  • Panama -- History.

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Statementillus. by Rafallo Busoni.
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Pagination230 p. :
Number of Pages230
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Open LibraryOL20935747M

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A great story, told with appreciation of the man and the drama of his career. als was the man who dug the ditch that joined two oceans, after days of blood and battle, piracy and conquest, attendant on successive attempts to put a canal through. sold Rush emphasized the need, already felt; a French attempt failed against the of jungle and malaria.

Then came Goethals, slow-moving, quiet. George Washington Goethals, (born JBrooklyn, N.Y., U.S.—died Jan. 21,New York, N.Y.), U.S. Army officer and engineer who directed the building of the Panama Canal. Following his graduation from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., inGoethals was commissioned in the U.S.

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Goethals (), famed as the builder of the Panama Canal, had never been the subject of a scholarly biography. McGovern, an Army major and sometime professor of History at West Point, has done an excellent job of fitting Goethals into his. Learn how George Washington Goethals rose to Chief Engineer of the Panama Canal, and what lessons civil engineers today can gain from his.

BALBOA, Canal Zone, Jan. In the midst of a celebration and reunion of former workers on the construction of the Panama Canal, in which General Goethals was to have been the central figure, the news came here today of the death of "the Colonel," as he was known to all men and women who served with him on the work that will remain his eternal monument.

George Washington Goethals was a United States Army officer and civil engineer, best known for his administration and supervision of the construction and the opening of the Panama Canal. The Goethals Bridge between Staten Island, New York City and Elizabeth, New Jersey is named in his honor, as is the Goethals Medal and the troop ship USNS.

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Originally published in Contents include: Preface xi i. The Colonel 1 n. The Boy and the Book 12 in. West Point Has a Happy New Year 38 iv. Early Engineering Work 53 v. Assistant to the Chief of Engineers and Service in the Porto Rican Campaign 72 vi.

West Point, Coast Fortifications, and the. The 5 Points of Authority in this Book. All of the chapters in this book pertaining to the actual construction of the Canal were read and corrected by Colonel George W.

Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer of the Isthmian Canal Commission. In the Compagnie Universelle du Canal Interocéanique declared bankruptcy. The French firm's optimistic and ill-planned attempt to construct a canal across the Isthmus of Panama had resulted in the death of 22, workers (most from yellow fever, typhoid fever, and malaria); the complete loss of one and a half billion francs for the company'sshareholders; and the bitter failure Brand: Dover Publications.

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Gorgas knew, even before arriving in Panama inthat the real enemy was not yellow fever, but malaria. Malaria (“bad air”) did not kill its victims as yellow fever did, but disabled them for weeks at a time several times a year, sapping them of their energy and costing the canal enterprise dearly from employee absenteeism.

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Goethals, chief engineer of the Panama Canal project, seated on upper deck; Taft and entourage in formal dress board what may. A edition of the British magazine Puck features a two-page, full-color cartoon depicting Uncle Sam astride the Isthmus of Panama and the nearly completed Panama Canal.

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Goethals. The Panama Canal: an engineering treatise. A series of papers covering in full detail the technical problems involved in the construction of the Panama Canal - geology, climatology, municipal engineering; dredging, hydraulics, power plants, etc.

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Organized in 20 chapters, the book begins with an introductory chapter about Jamaica, “the front door to Panama.” Chapters two through six give an overview of the history and geography of Panama.

The chief character is George Washington Goethals [], who supervised the building of the Canal, and while the book covers his childhood and later years, it deals particularly with Goethals' culminating achievement -- his work on the Panama Canal.

Today, when the Panama Canal is on everyone's lips, this book will have more than ordinary. Today this ditch and the wonderful locks that lift great ocean liners over mountains are known as the Panama Canal. And when one speaks of the Panama Canal, in the same breath one mentions George Washington Goethals, its builder.

To Goethals, building the Panama Canal was only one job in a long, rich life that was filled with many hard jobs. Panama Canal A N A R M Y ’ S E N T E R P R I S E The. iii CMH Pub 70––1 Col. George W. Goethals, who oversaw the final design of the canal and its construction and, equally important, motivated his workers to complete the hercu- wider than Panama, a canal there could connect rivers and Lake.The Panama Canal: An Engineering Treatise.

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