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Panama Canal

Author: Jack PerkinsAndy Thomas, (Filmmaker)Bruce M NashArts and Entertainment Network.Jaffe Productions.All authors
Publisher: New York : A & E Home Video : Marketed by New Video Group, 1994.
Series: Modern marvels.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
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The French began construction on the Panama Canal in 1880, but abandoned the project after nine years and a loss of 20,000 lives. The United States took over the project and completed it on January 7, 1914. This historical account of its construction examines the ingenuity and enterprise that went into making it one of the 20th-century's engineering wonders.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Perkins; Andy Thomas, (Filmmaker); Bruce M Nash; Arts and Entertainment Network.; Jaffe Productions.; A & E Home Video (Firm); History Channel (Television network); Hearst Entertainment (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767001230 9780767001236
OCLC Number: 31001881
Notes: Documentary.
"The greatest engineering achievements of the modern era"--Container.
Credits: Camera, Larry Neukum ; music by Scott Page-Pagter, John Valentino ; editor, Andy Thomas.
Performer(s): Narrated by Jack Perkins.
Description: 1 videocassette (50 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: [Introduction] (3:25) --
Ambitious men (7:14) --
"I took the Isthmus" (11:39) --
Digging in (22:33) --
The waters flow (28:42) --
Dangerous times (35:00) --
The care of the canal (41:00) --
Connections to greatness (44:33).
Series Title: Modern marvels.
Responsibility: Jaffe Productions in association with Hearst Entertainment Television ; A & E Home Video ; the History Channel ; producer, Bruce Nash ; written and produced by Andy Thomas.

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The French began construction on the Panama Canal in 1880, but abandoned the project after nine years and a loss of 20,000 lives. The United States took over the project and completed it on January 7, 1914. This historical account of its construction examines the ingenuity and enterprise that went into making it one of the 20th-century's engineering wonders.

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