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The war with Spain in 1898

Author: David F Trask
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [1996]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David F. Trask's War with Spain in 1898 is a cogent political and military history of that "splendid little war." It describes the failure of diplomacy; the state of preparedness of both sides; the battles, including those of Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders; the enlargement of conflict to rout the Spanish from Puerto Rico and the Philippines; and the misconceptions surrounding the war.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David F Trask
ISBN: 0803294298 9780803294295
OCLC Number: 34690830
Notes: Originally published: New York : Macmillan ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1981.
Description: xiv, 654 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Origins of the War with Spain: The Cuban Insurrection ; Spain's Response to the Insurrection ; Grover Cleveland and the Cuban Insurrection ; The Woodford Mission ; To the Sinking of the Maine --
. The Failure of Diplomacy Rising Tensions ; Last Negotiations ; Spain's Quest for International Support ; War --
3. Spain's Preparations for War: Defense of Cuba ; Admiral Cervera's Final Preparations ; Defense of the Philippines --
4. War Plans and Preparations in the United States: Early Planning ; Initial Naval Preparations ; Final Naval Preparations: Caribbean Sea ; Final Naval Preparations: Western Pacific Ocean --
5. The Battle of Manila Bay: Preliminaries ; The Naval Combat ; Aftermath --
6. The Blockade of Cuba: Establishment of the Blockade ; Chase of Admiral Cervera ; Bottling Up Cervera ; Blockade of Santiago de Cuba ; Origins of Admiral Cdmara's Expedition --
. Mobilization of the United States Army: The Department of War in 1898 ; Prewar Plans and Preparations ; Recruitment of the Army ; Training Camp ; Evolution of Strategy: May ; 1898 --
8. Tampa: Interlude in Tampa ; Ghost Squadron and Departure --
9. Beginnings of the Campaign at Santiago de Cuba: Spanih Preparations at Santiago de Cuba ; Arrival at Santiago de Cuba ; Cuban-American Relations ; Landing at Daiquiri ; Skirmish at Las Gudsimas --
10. Battles of El Caney and the San Juan Heights: Preparations to Attack Santiago de Cuba ; El Caney ; San Juan Heights ; After the Battles --
11. The Sea Battle of Santiago de Cuba: Cervera's Preparations for a Sortie ; The Action of July 3 --
12. Admiral Cimara and the Eastern Squadron: Origins of the Eastern Squadron ; Fate of Cdmara's Squadron ; Fate of the Eastern Squadron --
13. The Siege of Santiago de Cuba: Early Siege Operations ; Negotiations for Capitulation ; Capitulation --
14. After the Capitulation at Santiago de Cuba: Aftermath of the Capitulation ; Epidemic ; Montauk --
15. The Puerto Rican Campaign: Plans and Preparations ; Organization of Forces ; Operations in Puerto Rico --
16. Beginnings of the Manila Campaign: Spanish Defense at Manila ; American Reactions to Departure of Cdmara's Squadron ; Germany at Manila Bay ; Preparation of the Army's Expedition to Manila ; Annexation of the Hawaiian Islands --
17. The Rise of Emilio Aguinaldo: Philippine Insurrection of 1896-1897 ; Aguinaldo and the Americans ; American-Filipino Collaboration ; May-July 1898 --
18. The Conquest of Manila: Preparations for the Assault ; Battle of Manila ; --
19. Preliminaries of Peace: Preliminaries to the Protocol ; Negotiation of the Protocol ; Background of the Peace Negotiations --
20. The Treaty of Paris: Early Negotiations ; Decision to Annex the Philippines ; Conclusion of Negotiations ; The Senate and the Treaty.
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David F. Trask's War with Spain in 1898 is a cogent political and military history of that "splendid little war." It describes the failure of diplomacy; the state of preparedness of both sides; the battles, including those of Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders; the enlargement of conflict to rout the Spanish from Puerto Rico and the Philippines; and the misconceptions surrounding the war.

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