Global Passage: Transformation of Panama and the Panama Canal

by Robert R. McMillan

BookSurge, 2006

Description : 110 p. ; 9 inches

Robert McMillan, in his Global Passage, offers a historical account of Panama and the Panama Canal and describes his personal experience as a member of the Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Commission. He describes Panama’s dominance by the Europeans, how it eventually gained independence, and how the construction of the canal was completed. He also describes the contemporary history of Panama and the canal from the Carter-Torrijos Treaty to the removal of Manuel Noriega in “Operation Just Cause” and the development of a true democracy in Panama that followed. In short, McMillan describes the historical and strategic importance of the canal both past and present including the need for an expansion of the canal facilities in order to fulfill growing world demands.