The Spanish War: An American Epic--1898

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1986 - History - 447 pages
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On the night of February 15, 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine was ripped in half by an explosion in Havana harbor with the loss of 266 American lives. War with Spain followed nine weeks later. After a three-month fight on two fronts half a world apart, the era of isolation was gone forever, as the United States formed alliances and gained spheres of influence that would shape its desstiny for decades to come. G. J. A. O'Toole colorfully depicts the sweep of events and also presents new findings on the mysterious mission of the Maine and on the part played by Washington in the expansion of the conflict.
  

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Great read about a nasty little ,113 day war that catipultated Teddy Roosevelt to Gov. of New York. Some things to be proud of as an American,freeing Cuba from Spanish control. Also some things to be ... Read full review

Contents

THIS MEANS WAR
19
THE PEARL
35
CUBA LIBRE
46
MARCHING AS TO WAR
90
SIXTYSIX DAYS
124
MANILA
174
A DREAM OF SPRING
194
THE ARMADAS
222
THE HONOR OF ARMS
340
PUERTO RICO
353
YELLOW JACK
358
THE FALL OF MANILA
364
VERSIONS OF PEACE
372
THE WHITE MANS BURDEN
383
THE WAKE OF THE MAINE
397
NOTES
401

TO WAR
246
THE ROAD TO SANTIAGO
254
WHEN HEROES MEET
298
THUNDER ON THE SEA
323

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About the author (1986)

G. J. A. O'Toole has served with the Central Intelligence Agency as chief of the Problem Analysis Branch and is the author of several books, including two historical novels.

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