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Parting the desert : the creation of the Suez Canal

Author: Zachary Karabell
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of the creation of the Suez Canal--heralded as a symbol of progress that would unite nations--and the part played by its driving force, French diplomat and engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Karabell, Zachary.
Parting the desert.
New York : A.A. Knopf, 2003
(OCoLC)606955150
Online version:
Karabell, Zachary.
Parting the desert.
New York : A.A. Knopf, 2003
(OCoLC)607905034
Named Person: Ferdinand de Lesseps; Ferdinand de Lesseps; Ferdinand de Lesseps; Ferdinand de Lesseps
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zachary Karabell
ISBN: 0375408835 9780375408830
OCLC Number: 50560350
Description: 310 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The twilight --
2. The French fall in love --
3. Industry and the Saint-Simonians --
4. A man, a plan, a canal --
5. Egypt and Rome --
6. A journey in the desert --
7. Whose canal? --
8. The Sultan's shadow and the English lion --
9. Hither and yon --
10. The emperor and the entrepreneur --
11. A universal company for a maritime canal --
12. The work ahead --
13. The Corvée --
14. The new viceroy and his minister --
15. Ferdinand fights back --
16. Men and machines --
17. The canal goes to Paris --
18. The final stages --
19. The desert is parted --
20. The legacy --
Epilogue: Ozymandias.
Responsibility: Zachary Karabell.
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Tells the story of the creation of the Suez Canal--heralded as a symbol of progress that would unite nations--and the part played by its driving force, French diplomat and engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps.

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