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The Spanish American War of 1898 is often viewed as a disjointed series of colorful episodes; young Americans who would later become famous, fighting a Spanish colonial army putting up a token resistance. Military commentator and historian Albert A. Nofi presents the war as a coherent military narrative, showing the confluence of the American command's Civil War experience ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 21st 1997 by Da Capo Press
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'Aussie Rick'
Nov 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
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The Spanish American War, 1898 is one in a series (Great Campaigns) published by Combined Books in Pennsylvania and is presented in hardback with eight chapters, 352 pages, extensive Appendixes, maps, biographies, sidebars and illustrations. The book offers a clear and concise account of the Spanish - American War fought in 1898. The author reveals the reasons and circumstances leading up to this conflict after giving an account of Commodore George Dewey's attack on the Spanish squadron under th ...more
Chris
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Informative, however, stylistically it starts a bit slow and different. By the end you have come to appreciate this and enjoy just how different it is. It breaks down campaigns and actions in every locale and works hard to present alternate points of view - while mainly focusing on the American POV. You grow to enjoy the vignettes - which recount major figures, political outlooks, or other details the author wishes the reader to have - at the end of chapters. Maps, while a smidgen more than a de ...more
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