David McCullough says Panama Canal among the 'greatest achievements' of the U.S.

David McCullough, arguably the country’s most recognizable historian, speaks in Kansas City on Thursday.

His appearance is sponsored by the Linda Hall Library. The library’s centennial exhibit on the Panama Canal runs through Dec. 31 at 5109 Cherry St. McCullough’s 1977 book, “The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914,” documented the difficulties overcome in the canal’s construction.

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