THE STORY OF THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR by Colonel Red Reeder

THE STORY OF THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

It's war all the way, and the men who waged it, from Trooper George Roland, of Doming, New Mexico, refusing hospitalization for his wounds at Las Guasimas in Cuba, to Admiral Dewey ""willing to take risks for thrills... and notoriety"" at Manila Bay. The narrative marches crisply under the firm hand of an efficient officer, and the mission is accomplished: a clear conception of what happened where, when and why. The frame of reference is primarily military, and for the larger issues the reader should look elsewhere: a good choice would be Irving Werstein's The Turning Point (1964). Sound logistics here, however, everything and everyone (even TR) in its proper size and place.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1966
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce