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Panama Fever: Digging Down Gold Mountain

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A grand historical adventure, W. B. Garvey's novel Panama Fever serves as a vivid tribute to one of the most audacious, monumental engineering feats ever undertaken, even as it uncovers the forgotten story of those who gave everything to make that achievement possible. Panama Fever narrates the story of two young men recruited for the arduous work of constructing the Panam ...more
Hardcover, 319 pages
Published July 8th 2010 by Jonkro Books (first published August 6th 2009)
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Jul 08, 2009 Iejones rated it really liked it
I loved this book. Of course it is history - which is my favorite. This title explores the push-pull factors that led over 50,000 men leave their respective countries and journey to Panama to dig and work on the Culebra Cut - later the Panama Canal.
This story involves the European, American, Indigenous and African peoples that collapsed and expanded the country of Panama.
Quick note - this work refreshes your Spanish and French, as well as, view on how class and exposure benefit children in the
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I just realised I've been trying to read this book for a year...I need to finish this one before summer finishes.
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W. B. Garvey is a relative of the famous pan-Africanist and Jamaican National Hero, Marcus Garvey. While going through his deceased father's papers, Garvey learned that his grandfather had been a railroad engineer who worked on the Panama Canal during its construction. That revelation sparked years of research and correspondence that led to the writing of Panama Fever: Digging Down Gold Mountain.
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