Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America's I mperial Dream

Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America's I mperial Dream

by Gregg Jones
Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America's I mperial Dream

Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America's I mperial Dream

by Gregg Jones

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Overview

“Fascinating.”—New York Times Book Review• “Well-written.”—The Boston Globe • “Extraordinary.”—The Christian Science Monitor• “A compelling page-turner.”—Adam Hochschild

On the eve of a new century, an up-and-coming Theodore Roosevelt set out to transform the U.S. into a major world power. The Spanish-American War would forever change America's standing in global affairs, and drive the young nation into its own imperial showdown in the Philippines.

From Admiral George Dewey's legendary naval victory in Manila Bay to the Rough Riders' heroic charge up San Juan Hill, from Roosevelt's rise to the presidency to charges of U.S. military misconduct in the Philippines, Honor in the Dust brilliantly captures an era brimming with American optimism and confidence as the nation expanded its influence abroad.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451239181
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/23/2013
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 1,119,478
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gregg Jones was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the Gerald Loeb Award. His work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Observer (London). He lives in Dallas, TX.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Part I America Rises

Chapter 1 Call to Arms 5

Chapter 2 "He Is No Tender Chicken" 17

Chapter 3 America's Marine 29

Chapter 4 Manila Bay 38

Chapter 5 Guantánamo Bay 50

Chapter 6 "It Was War, and It Was Magnificent" 62

Chapter 7 The Eagle Spreads Its Wings 79

Part II Imperial Glory

Chapter 8 "White Man's Burden" 93

Chapter 9 Spring Victories, Summer Stalemate 109

Chapter 10 "The Filipino Republic Is Destroyed" 127

Chapter 11 "A Nasty Little War" 137

Chapter 12 "Men of a Bygone Age" 154

Chapter 13 "Brave Hearts and Bright Weapons" 172

Chapter 14 The Election of 1900 186

Part III The Bloody Work of Empire

Chapter 15 "War Without Limits" 203

Chapter 16 The Massacre at Balangiga 219

Chapter 17 Hell-roaring Jake 236

Chapter 18 "Kill and Burn!" 241

Chapter 19 Death in the Jungle 253

Part IV Questions of Honor

Chapter 20 "Deeds of Hideous Cruelty" 269

Chapter 21 The Trial of Major Waller 282

Chapter 22 "The President Desires All the Facts" 296

Chapter 23 "Blood Grown Hot" 308

Chapter 24 Homecoming 325

Chapter 25 "Where Is the Line to Be Drawn?" 337

Epilogue 351

A Note on the Sources 363

Bibliography 367

Notes 381

Index 421

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"The Philippines Occupation was the first of the United States' quagmires, yet its lessons have been willfully ignored by later generations. Honor in the Dust recovers this essential history, the bombast of Washington's jingoism to the terror of the lost patrol in Samar. Gregg Jones does an admirable job of bringing this extraordinary period and its remarkable characters to life." -Anne Nelson, author of Savages

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