The Path Between the Seas Character Descriptions

David McCullough
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Character Descriptions

Ferdinand de Lesseps - This individual is renowned for building the Suez Canal.

Philippe Banau-Varilla - At age 26, this individual is put in charge of operations at the Culebra and Pacific end of the canal project in 1884.

Theodore Roosevelt - Upon retiring in 1909, this individual is acknowledged as the indispensable force behind the American Canal Zone.

John Hay - This distinguished secretary of state served under a president who was assassinated and his successor.

John Stevens - This rough-and-tumble western railroad man serves as chief engineer of the U.S. Panama canal project.

George Washington Goethals - This chief engineer of the U.S. Panama canal project is an American Army officer.

William Crawford Gorgas - This U.S. Army physician is assigned as the sanitary officer in the Panama Canal Zone in 1904.

Manuel Amador - In 1903, this individual collaborates with a rich, Wall Street attorney to...

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