Spanish-American War / Edition 2

Spanish-American War / Edition 2

by Michael Golay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816049351

ISBN-13: 9780816049356

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

'The Spanish-American War' opens with a riveting account of the mysterious explosion of the USS Maine in Cuba's Havana harbor, which spurred a surge of anti-Spanish sentiment among Americans. The Author them gives a lively account of the events leading to war and of the ensuing battles fought on land and sea.  See more details below

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'The Spanish-American War' opens with a riveting account of the mysterious explosion of the USS Maine in Cuba's Havana harbor, which spurred a surge of anti-Spanish sentiment among Americans. The Author them gives a lively account of the events leading to war and of the ensuing battles fought on land and sea.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816049356
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
America at War Series
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Prologue: death of a battleship xv

The Purloined Letter xx

1 Crossfire: spain, cuba, the united states 1

The Bronze Titan 8

The New Navy 12

2 Outbreak 15

"A Message to Garcia" 22

Spanish naval operations in the Atlantic, April-May 1898 24

A Mismatch of Powers 26

3 "You may fire" 29

Roosevelt and His Boss 31

Battle of Manila Bay, May 1, 1898 37

4 The war from main street 41

Ragtime Goes to War 48

A Just War" 52

5 Mobilization 55

Fighting for the Old Flag 57

Spanish-American War in the Caribbean, 1898 65

The Eastern Squadron 68

6 Ashore In Cuba 70

Buffalo Soldiers 78

Santiago Campaign, July 1-17, 1898 81

7 Sea Fight Off Santiago 87

The Voyage of the Oregon 88

8 The Santiago Siege 97

The Invisible Killers 102

9 Puerto Rico And The Philippines 109

Puerto Rican Campaign, July 25-August 14, 1898 111

Aguinaldo and the Americans 115

Siege And Battle Of Manila, June 30-August 14, 1898 118

10 Weapons And Tactics 121

The Moro Myths 124

How Not to Use a Balloon 131

11 The Battle For Empire 136

The Anti-Imperialists 142

Pacifying Ilocano Province 146

U.S. Acquisitions In The Pacific, 1867-1989 152

Glossary 154

Further Reading 158

Index 161

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