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Theodore Roosevelt, the U.S. Navy, and the Spanish-American War
     

Theodore Roosevelt, the U.S. Navy, and the Spanish-American War

by E. Marolda (Editor), Edward J. Marolda (Editor), US Navy Memorial Foundation (Other)
 

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In the 1890s, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt led a campaign to modernize the navy. Paramount in Roosevelt's vision was the creation of a fleet of modern, steel-hulled warships armed with the most powerful weapons available. The future president and his intellectual soul mate, Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, firmly believed that America's emerging

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In the 1890s, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt led a campaign to modernize the navy. Paramount in Roosevelt's vision was the creation of a fleet of modern, steel-hulled warships armed with the most powerful weapons available. The future president and his intellectual soul mate, Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, firmly believed that America's emerging global expansion would only reach its full potential through sea. power. The swift and overwhelming US victor in the Spanish-American War of 1898 vindicated the views of Theodore Roosevelt and Captain Mahan, and marked the debut on the world stage of the modern US Navy. Theodore Roosevelt, the U.S. Navy and the Spanish American War considers the impact Roosevelt had on the US navy in general and how his reforms affected the course and outcome of the Spanish-American war in particular. The nine contributors to this volume include leading historians, and prominent naval officers from the US and Spain. With essays ranging from the Roosevelt family's naval heritage to the impact of the Spanish-American War on enlisted forces in the navy, this work is a major contribution to our understanding of Theodore Roosevelt and 'his' navy.

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'...a refresher for specialist and a primer for others interested in turn of the twentieth century American naval affairs.' - The Journal of Military History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312240233
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
10/19/2001
Series:
The World of the Roosevelts Series
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
117
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Edward J. Marolda is the Senior Historian of the Naval Historical Center in Washington, DC. His other publications include FDR and the U. S. Navy, Shield and Sword: The United States Navy and the Persian Gulf War, and four books on the US Navy and the Vietnam War.

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