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From its beginnings, America has acted out much of its history on the battlefront. Yet for the average American, little is known of the Spanish-American War. The reasons for our entry never seemed compelling—at times, yellow fever seemed more the enemy than did Spanish troops—and the United States was ill prepared for the venture. Nevertheless, this conflict served to unify a country that only thirty years before had been hopelessly divided by civil strife.

This colorful account reveals how every aspect of American life was ultimately touched by the war. War heroes abounded in the Spanish-American War: George Dewey, Richmond Pearson Hobson, Joe Wheeler, William T. Sampson, and of course, Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. Rosenfeld strikes a balance between scholarly and popular writing, bringing to life a war that has often been overlooked.

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  • “Rosenfeld brings in an impressive worldwide scope. What unfolds is a living history enthusiast’s dream, a cornucopia of the way things really were at a specific time in a particular place!”

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  • “This detailed, day-by-day account of the three months of the Spanish-American War draws details from many historical sources, including newspapers and governmental records.”


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About the Author

Harvey Rosenfeld, a lifelong baseball fan, is the author of several highly regarded biographies, including Raoul Wallenberg: Angel of Mercy and Roger Maris: A Title to Fame, one of the American Library Association’s Best Books of 1991. Rosenfeld is the founding editor of Martyrdom and Resistance, a bimonthly publication that focuses on the Holocaust.