The Spanish-American War and President McKinley / Edition 1

The Spanish-American War and President McKinley / Edition 1

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by Lewis L. Gould
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0700602275

ISBN-13: 9780700602278

Pub. Date: 10/28/1982

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

This succinct, readable paperback, an outgrowth of the author's highly-acclaimed volume The Presidency of William McKinley substantially supersedes other accounts of the coming of the war with Spain, and provides a new and refreshing perspective on McKinley's handling of the war.

The volume makes clear that McKinley's expansive view of presidential power had a

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This succinct, readable paperback, an outgrowth of the author's highly-acclaimed volume The Presidency of William McKinley substantially supersedes other accounts of the coming of the war with Spain, and provides a new and refreshing perspective on McKinley's handling of the war.

The volume makes clear that McKinley's expansive view of presidential power had a significant effect on his role as commander-in-chief during the war years and on his efforts to make the White House a command post. According the Gould, McKinley laid the foundation of the modern presidency by his courageous and principled presidential leadership during the coming of the war, by the purposive way in which he conducted and oversaw the war itself, and by the manner in which he made peace with Spain, acquired the Philippines, and gained approval of the Treaty of Paris in the Senate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700602278
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
10/28/1982
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
1,193,498
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

1. President McKinley

2. "The War in Cuba Must Stop"

3. The President's War

4. "Duty Determines Destiny"

5. "The Period of Exclusiveness Is Past"

Notes

Bibliographical Essay

Index

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The Spanish-American War and President McKinley 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
historianWI More than 1 year ago
The last president to expand the territory of the U.S. and the first modern president. He understood how to stick to a theme of the day and assertively get the press to get people behind him. He was better than Wilson at getting international treaties ratified. Even though he was in command, he knew how to get congress involved in his success. He understood the need for a canal through the middle of the American continent, and picked a Vice President (TR) who followed up on his plans, even though TR did it more as a blowhard with less people skills than WM. William McKinley made the U.S. a united hemisphere and world power in a more compassionate and respectful way than ruthless thugs like Spain.