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A narrative account of the Spanish American War, covering the origins of dispute between the United States and Spain over Cuba, profiles of the key figures, and descriptions of major battles.

A narrative account of the Spanish American War, covering the origins of dispute between the United States and Spain over Cuba, profiles of the key figures, and descriptions of major battles.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6-10-In just over 100 pages, Golay has chronicled the causes, major events, and crucial military strategies of the Spanish-American War, including the conflict's effects on the course of American history. Like other titles in the series, this book has a lengthy index; many enlightening archival photos, reproductions, and maps; and frequent, well-integrated quotations from primary sources, including some quotes from soldiers in battle. The terse, fact-filled narrative may be less engaging than Albert Marrin's The Spanish-American War (Atheneum, 1991) or Don Lawson's The United States in the Spanish-American War (Abelard-Schuman, 1976), both of which devote more space to the war's leaders, but it is a solid, well-researched account.-Phyllis Graves, Creekwood Middle School, Kingwood, TX
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Gr 9 Up-Two of America's less publicized wars are given creditable treatment here. The writing is strong, the illustrations are well chosen and often quite dramatic, and the organization is clear. Plus, the authors do a good job of bringing ancillary issues and characters to life and showing how the events of these wars are connected to larger issues in U.S. and world history. The story of the U.S.-Mexican War is told with novelistic aplomb, from the border skirmishes near the Rio Grande to Winfield Scott's invasion of Mexico City and the famous "Halls of Montezuma." The Spanish-American War is not as dramatically written but still tells the story of this short conflict in Cuba, and the Philippines, with an eye for detail and a brisk style. In both books, chapters often include sidebars of interesting historical trivia. Not only are these books informative, they are interesting reading as well.-Herman Sutter, Saint Agnes Academy, Houston, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816049356
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Series: America at War Series
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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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