Rogues' Gallery: America's Foes from George III to Saddam Hussein

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Rogues' Gallery presents the epic of America's struggles with the foreign foes who challenged it to greatness or lured it toward possible disaster. Here are finely drawn portraits of such mythic figures as -. George III, America's last king and first national enemy, an eccentric gentleman whom Tom Paine denounced as "the royal brute of Britain" Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, who six years after his victory at the Alamo conducted a huge funeral in Mexico City to honor his amputated leg. Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany,...
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Rogues' Gallery presents the epic of America's struggles with the foreign foes who challenged it to greatness or lured it toward possible disaster. Here are finely drawn portraits of such mythic figures as -. George III, America's last king and first national enemy, an eccentric gentleman whom Tom Paine denounced as "the royal brute of Britain" Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, who six years after his victory at the Alamo conducted a huge funeral in Mexico City to honor his amputated leg. Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, George III's great-great-grandson, who never danced with women but would waltz at formal dinners with his officers. Hideki Tojo, a diehard militarist, who after Hiroshima urged the Japanese people to live out their lives in caves rather than capitulate to the United States. Fidel Castro, who, as a youthful guerrilla leader in the mountains of Cuba, liked to impress American visitors with his knowledge of baseball trivia. Saddam Hussein, the self-described "Knight of the Arab Nation," who once aimed to build an Islamic empire that would destroy Israel and stretch from Iraq to Morroco. Rogues' Gallery sheds new light on the ambitions and events that drove these extraordinary men into conflict with the United States and illuminates their sometimes bizarre personalities. The drama captured in these pages reveals international conflict as both deeply human and uniquely monstrous. It also shows how the American character has been both formed and deformed by its confrontation with enemies abroad.
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Popular writer Hedrick depicts the history of America's wars as a series of duels between the American people and the leaders of opposing nations rather than the more traditional (and rational) view of them as conflicts between rival states and societies. Hedrick uses a fairly dramatic style to present his biographies of Santa Anna, Kaiser Wilhelm, and others, but the content does not quite measure up to the writing. As a result, this book hardly merits consideration by academic libraries, though public libraries may wish to consider as a supplement or curiosity.-- John R. Vallely, Siena Coll. Lib., Loudonville, N.Y.
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Throughout our history, dictators and tyrants have looked at America's success with both awe and loathing. In this entertaining and enlightening book, the author looks into the minds of some of America's foes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028810003
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/1992
  • Pages: 235

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Enemies of the America Order 1
2 The Royal Brute of Britain 6
3 A Pasha and His Pirates 20
4 Santa Anna: The Alamo and After 34
5 The Ordeal of Emilio Aguinaldo 48
6 Kaiser Billy and the War to End War 64
7 Comrade Lenin Sees It Through 80
8 A Fuhrer and His Reich 96
9 The Rising Sun of Hideki Tojo 110
10 Joseph Stalin's American Dream 125
11 Chairman Mao and the Paper Tiger 142
12 Bearding Fidel in His Den 157
13 On the Trail of Ho Chi Minh 171
14 Saddam Makes His Move 184
Notes and References 195
Index 217
About the Author 225
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