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

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Edward J. Marolda
Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 19, 2001 - History - 117 pages
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Theodore Roosevelt led the charge in the 1890s for the creation of a US fleet of modern, steel-hulled, heavily-armed warships. The future president and his intellectual soul mate, Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, championed the theory of sea power to fuel America's emerging global expansion. The US victory in the Spanish-American War of 1898 vindicated these views. These essays chart the role of Roosevelt and the war in the origins of US sea power.

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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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