W. B. Garvey is a relative of the Jamaican National Hero, Marcus Garvey and the author of the critically acclaimed historical novel PANAMA FEVER: DIGGING DOWN GOLD MOUNTAIN. While going through his father's papers, Garvey learned that his grandfather had been a railroad engineer on the construction of the Panama Canal, sparking years of research that led to his two related historical novels, PANAMA FEVER and WHITE GOLD. Garvey is an honors graduate of the University of Southern California and has lived in Los Angeles, Kingston Jamaica and London England. He now lives and writes in New York City.
The electrifying saga of the machinists, masons, powder-gangs, cooks and mechanics who flocked to Panama to build the Canal and how in their quest to reshape the world they risked it all for an enticing dream and the sake of love. A profoundly human story, White Gold will appeal to those with a taste for romance and adventure as well as anyone who has dared to pursue the dream of a better life