Honor in the Dust

Honor in the Dust

Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America's Imperial Dream

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Penguin Putnam

On the eve of a new century, an up-and-coming Theodore Roosevelt set out to transform the U.S. into a major world power. The Spanish-American War would forever change America's standing in global affairs, and drive the young nation into its own imperial showdown in the Philippines.

From Admiral George Dewey's legendary naval victory in Manila Bay to the Rough Riders' heroic charge up San Juan Hill, from Roosevelt's rise to the presidency to charges of U.S. military misconduct in the Philippines,Honor in the Dust brilliantly captures an era brimming with American optimism and confidence as the nation expanded its influence abroad.

Baker & Taylor
Describes the life of Teddy Roosevelt from his time as a Rough Rider at San Juan Hill to being charged with military misconduct in the Philippines and through his presidency which forever changed the United States' position in global affairs. 25,000 first printing.

& Taylor

Describes the political events leading to and during the war in the Philippines, highlighting Theodore Roosevelt's role in initiating the war in order to claim an American empire in the Pacific.

Publisher: New York : New American Library, 2012
ISBN: 9780451229045
Branch Call Number: 959.9031 J7168h 2012
Characteristics: xvi, 430 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm


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Jan 22, 2014

Excellent history of the Philippine American War and the Spanish American War.

Sep 04, 2012

Great Read


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