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

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

by James M. McCaffrey
     
 

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786441501
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/19/2009
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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