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This is Volume I of 3 volumes, together about 3,000 pages. Extensive testimony from governors, generals, clergymen and privates covering the origins of the Phil-Am War, events during the war, casualty reports, and ideas on Philippine independence. Reports on economics, sanitation and plagues affecting crops, animals and people.
The hearings include disagreements between pro- and anti-war groups, attempts to clear up false rumors, treatment of prisoners, and the "water-cure", which was similar to the "waterboarding" currently in the news.
There are many books written about the Phil-Am War, but none can compare in depth and accuracy with this official testimony. It is long, hard reading, but is the real meat of history.