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splendid little war

Frank Freidel

splendid little war

by Frank Freidel

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Published by Galley Press .
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Ambassador John Hay, writing from London to Theodore Roosevelt, declared that from start to finish it had been "a splendid little war." The Treaty of Paris, signed in December, transferred much of Spain's dwindling empire to the United States. Congress's war resolution had renounced U.S. claims to Cuba, but the island remained under military.   The Splendid Little War by Frank Freidel. About the Author: Frank Freidel was Professor of History at Harvard University and is the author of Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Rendevous with Destiny and many other books. He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities in

Militarily, the Spanish-American War () was not a monumental war. The war was brief, included few battles, and the US generally had an easy time of it, with the war's outcome never in much doubt. Secretary of State John Hay called it a "splendid little war." Internationally, however, the war had major historical significance. Book Review: The Splendid Little War, by Frank Freidel Book Reviews. Albert Mordell + Author: Albert Mordell.

In the foreword, Caputo makes clear that this is not a history book, nor is it a historical accusation; it is a story about war, based on his experience. The first section "The Splendid Little War", describes Lieutenant Philip Caputo's reasons for joining the United States Marine Corps (USMC), the training that followed and his arrival in.   So a volunteer R.A.F. squadron, flying Sopwith Camels, went there to duff up the Reds. 'There's a splendid little war going on,' a British staff officer told them. 'You'll like it.' Looked like fun. But the war was neither splendid nor little. It was big and it was brutal, a grim conflict of attrition, marked by incompetence and : Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.


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A wealth of first-person narratives highlights "A Splendid Little War," which chronicles the brief Spanish-American War of Frank Freidel constructs his story with a large number of first-person accounts, and this goes a long way in giving the reader an intimate view of the war on a personal level/5(3).

The Splendid Little War is the compelling story of this often overlooked conflict, told largely in the words of the participants themselves. It was a war people by the famous and those soon to be: Theodore Roosevelt, Stephen Crane, Clara Barton and William Jennings Bryan are among those who played key roles in the war against by: A Splendid Little War book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5. Indeed it was splendid for the American public, but for the Rough Riders and other soldiers it was as grim, dirty and bloody as any war. Only the ineptitude of the Spaniards, splendid little war book the luck of the Americans, kept it from stretching into a disastrous Splendid Little War is the compelling story of this often overlooked conflict, told Pages: "The Splendid Little War is the compelling story of this often overlooked conflict, told largely in the words of the participants themselves.

It was a war peopled by the famous and those soon to be: Teddy Roosevelt, Stephen Crane, Clara Barton, and William Jennings Bryan are among those who played key roles in the war against Spain.

"It has been a splendid little war " wrote John Hay to Theodore Roosevelt as the Spanish-American War ended in Indeed it was splendid for the American public, but for the Rough Riders and other soldiers it was as grim, dirty and bloody as any war. Only the ineptitude of the Spaniards, and the luck of the Americans, kept it from stretching into a disastrous Splendid Little.

A SPLENDID LITTLE WAR is the final book in Derek Robinson's Royal Flying Corps quadrilogy, and in many ways it is a fitting end to the series.

Nobody ever wrote about war with as much cynicism, black humor and disregard for happy endings as Robinson, and A SPLENDID LITTLE WAR, if not precisely splendid, certainly has all those qualities in spades/5(80).

John Hay (the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom), writing from London to his friend Theodore Roosevelt, declared that it had been "a splendid little war".

The press showed Northerners and Southerners, blacks and whites fighting against a common foe, helping to ease the scars left from the American Civil on: Cuba and Puerto Rico (Caribbean. A Splendid Little War. Roger Hudson sheds light on an image of US soldiers fighting alongside Cubans to end Spanish rule on the Caribbean island.

Roger Hudson | Published in History Today Volume 64 Issue 6 June It is June 12th, and the US Marines have recently landed at Guantanamo Bay, at the eastern end of Cuba. "The Splendid and the Vile" tells of a resonant time when a ship-of-state flounders through chartless seas with a feckless harlequin on the bridge while citizen-passengers argue and : Philip Kopper.

A Splendid Little War runs entirely on that fuel, fittingly enough. It covers the brief involvement of the British armed forces in the Russian Civil War; the Intervention.

As euphemisms go, it's right up there with Ireland referring to WWII as "the Emergency", but as bad ideas go, the Intervention is one of the standout bad ideas of the 20th 4/5(81).

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On Apthe United States declared war against Spain. It would be the first overseas conflict fought by the U.S. It involved major campaigns in both Cuba and the Philippine Islands. Here is a book the title of which is lifted from Ambassador John Hay's comment to Theodore Roosevelt on the Spanish-American War.

For those whose proximity to the war depended on the headlines, it may have seemed ""splendid""; for those more involved, it was as grim, dirty and bloody as any other war.

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In The Splendid Little War, his principal research interests on nineteenth and twentieth-century American political history, notably centered on President Franklin D. Roosevelt, had not led him to explore the sources of American imperialism emerging in the s.