The Philippine War, 1899-1902

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University Press of Kansas, Jan 1, 2000 - History - 427 pages
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Focusing purely on the military aspects of the war, Linn (history, Texas A&M U.) argues that previous studies of the war have mischaracterized it as having qualities which can only be ascribed to the final few campaigns (i.e. concentration camps, American brutality and torture, and one officer's threat to turn the Philippines into a "howling wilderness"). Reviewing the fighting in every Filipino province, he finds that the American victory was due more to rebel mistakes and American "social reform" than to overwhelming American military force.

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The operations in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War are often overshadowed by the action in Cuba. This work discusses military action and the politics of the war in the Philippines beyond Admiral Dewey and Manila Harbor. A good read for a more balanced view of that war. Read full review

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Excellent treatment of the war from a military viewpoint. Read full review


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Brian McAllister Linn, who was born and raised in Hawaii, is associate professor of history at Texas A & M University. He is author of "The U.S. Army and Counterinsurgency in the Philippine War, 1899-1902".

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