An Affair of Honor: Woodrow Wilson and the Occupation of Veracruz

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1962 - Biography & Autobiography - 184 pages
In April 1914 three minor incidents occurred in Mexico: the arrest of several American sailors, the detention of a mail courier, and the delay of an official Department of State dispatch. Less than two weeks later, United States military forces landed at Veracruz and remained to occupy it for more than six months. What were the causes underlying this action, and what was the United States trying to achieve? Robert Quirk examines the motives which led Woodrow Wilson to this decision, the reasons for its failure, and its consequences for the United States' relations with Latin America.

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User Review  - gregdehler - LibraryThing

Written in 1961 it is a little dated, but still a concise account of the American invasion of Veracruz, Mexico in 1914. The author is not a fan of Woodrow Wilson, for sure, whom he depicts as ... Read full review

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User Review  - MatthewN - LibraryThing

A fairly concise account of the 1914 occupation of Veracruz. This is told, of course, from the American point of view. However, I don't feel that the author was too terribly biased. The literary style ... Read full review


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Robert Quirk, formerly professor of history at Indiana University, lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

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