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Parting the desert : the creation of the Suez Canal / Zachary Karabell.

Karabell, Zachary. (Author).
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Beaufort - Bluffton Branch 962.15 KAR (Text) 0530002205736 Adult NonFiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 0375408835
  • ISBN: 9780375408830 (hc)
  • Physical Description: 310 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2003.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-300) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Suez Canal (Egypt) > History.
Canals > Egypt > Suez > Design and construction.
Lesseps, Ferdinand de, 1805-1894.
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