By A. B. Feuer
Using formerly unpublished diaries, letters, and photographs―plus the writings of battle correspondent John T. McCutcheon―Feuer bargains a vibrant account of America's struggle within the Philippine Islands through the early a part of the 20 th century. This tale highlights the reports of the yankee infantrymen, sailors, and marines who participated within the significant battles. not just did they struggle a made up our minds enemy, additionally they battled the elements, the jungle, and the illnesses that threatened to take their lives. Their writings, together with a piece of poems and songs of the period, demonstrate the strategies and anxieties of the yankee struggling with guy, serving his kingdom approximately 8,000 miles from home.
In 1895 Emilio Aguinaldo grew to become the chief of Katipunan, a innovative society that sought whole independence from Spain. A yr later, his ragtag band of infantrymen defeated a Spanish regiment, a victory that incited the Filipino humans to get up opposed to their oppressors. whereas the Spanish eventually paid Aguinaldo to go into voluntary exile, in 1898, after the sinking of the ^IMaine^R, the us could promise independence for the islands in trade for Aguinaldo's go back to guide an rebellion opposed to Spain. The U.S. kingdom division may later repudiate this promise, a movement that may embroil usa troops in a bloody fight to subdue the islands. this is often their story.
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America at War: The Philippines, 1898-1913 by A. B. Feuer