Excerpt from Panama Canal Record, Vol. 11: August 22, 1917, to August 14, 1918 Panama Canal Record: August 22, 1917, to August 14, 1918 was written by an unknown author in 1919. This is a 557 page book, containing 390582 words and 111 pictures. Search Inside is enabled for this title. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO OTHER BOOK EVER WRITTEN LIKE THIS ABOUT THE SUBJECT OF AEROPHILATELY AS INVOLVES PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS, PANAGRA, ISTHMIAN AIRWAYS, AND SCADTA AS RELATED TO THE AMERICAN CANAL ZONE AND THE REPUBLIC OF PANAMA, AND THE CONTRIBUTION OF THESE AVIATION FIRMS RELATIVE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF LATIN AMERICAN AND THE CARIBBEAN. FOR ONE EXAMPLE, NO OTHER AIR MAIL BOOK CAN EQUAL THE NUMBER OF FIRST FLIGHT COVERS SIGNED BY PILOTS, POSTMASTERS, AND PERSONAGES ( INCLUDING JUAN TERRY TRIPPE, PRESIDENT OF PAN AM ), THAN THE AIR MAIL HISTORY OF THE CANAL ZONE AND PANAMA, 1918-1941. MOST PROMINENT ARE NUMEROUS COVERS SIGNED BY MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT CHARLES A. LINDBERGH AND ROOSEVELT MEDALIST GERALD D. BLISS, POSTMASTER, CRISTOBAL POST OFFICE, CANAL ZONE. ( PROBABLY, NONE EVER WILL. ) STRONGLY EVIDENT THROUGHOUT THIS BOOK IS THAT THE AMERICAN CANAL ZONE WAS NOT ONLY ABOUT THE PRESENCE OF THE PANAMA CANAL, BUT EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT WAS THAT DURING ITS ERA IT BECAME THE CENTER OR HUB OF ALL REGULAR AND AIR MAIL SERVICING BETWEEN MOST OF THE WORLD AND LATIN AMERICAN AND MOST OF THE CARIBBEAN. THIS IS A VITAL FACT THAT IS LITTLE APPRECIATED DIPLOMATICALLY AND POLITICALLY TODAY. COUNTLESS MORE WORDS COULD BE WRITTEN TO PROMOTE THIS BOOK, BUT SUFFICIENT TO SAY THAT FOR COMPETITIVE REASONS NO DEALER SHOULD BE WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF ITS CONGTENT, NOR SHOULD SERIOUS STAMP AND COVER COLLECTORS FOR PURPOSES OF BARGAIN BUYING AND HIGHER SELLING PRICES. OVER 1300 PAGES, AND WITH THAN 1100 ILLUSTRATIONS. IF THIS ITEM WERE OFFERED ON WALL STREET, IT WOULD BE A BLUE CHIP, LONG TERM INVESTMENT.