Matthew Parker, author of Panama Fever, will be featured on PBS TV’s upcoming American Experience special, Panama Canal. The documentary premieres on January 24th (check your local PBS station to confirm airtimes). Click here to read an excerpt from Parker’s Panama Fever, and click here to visit the American Experience website, which includes a video preview, an interactive map, a timeline, and much more.
Parker, who also consulted on the documentary, drew praise for his work in Panama Fever. The Los Angeles Times called the book, “An absolutely gripping account of the canal’s conception and construction,” and John Le Carré called it “An epic tale of human folly and endeavor, beautifully told and researched.”