Inside the Spanish-American War: A History Based on First-Person Accounts

Overview

This is the story of the Spanish-American War, told not from the perspective of generals, policy makers, or politicians, but from that of the soldiers, sailors and marines in the field and the reporters who covered their efforts. Concentration on the daily lives of these people provides insight into the often overlooked facets of a soldier's life, detailing their training and interaction with weaponry, their food, clothing, and medical supplies, and their personal interactions and daily struggles. While the ...
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Overview

This is the story of the Spanish-American War, told not from the perspective of generals, policy makers, or politicians, but from that of the soldiers, sailors and marines in the field and the reporters who covered their efforts. Concentration on the daily lives of these people provides insight into the often overlooked facets of a soldier's life, detailing their training and interaction with weaponry, their food, clothing, and medical supplies, and their personal interactions and daily struggles. While the Spanish-American War set the stage for America's emergence as a global power, this is its history on an individual scale, as seen through the eyes of those upon whom the war had the most immediate impact.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786441501
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/19/2009
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

James M. McCaffrey is a professor of history at the University of Houston-Downtown. He is the author of several other history books and lives in Houston, Texas.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1

1 From Cuban Revolution to American War with Spain 3

2 Dewey's Battle for Manila Bay 8

3 Mobilizing for War 20

4 Naval Blockade of Cuba 49

5 Fifth Corps' Baptism of Fire 75

6 Heavy Fighting in Cuba 91

7 Naval Battle Forces Surrender 110

8 Eighth Corps to Manila 129

9 The Philippines Campaign 142

10 The Puerto Rico Campaign 158

11 Coming Home 174

12 Epilogue 186

Chapter Notes 193

Bibliography 209

Index 221

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