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Texas A & M University Military History #59: An Army for Empire: The United States Army in the Spanish-American War

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This fully documented study presents the organization and administration of the Spanish-American War army and the responses of the War Department to the conflict of 1898 and the challenges of overseas empire. In a clear and concise manner, Cosmas puts forth factors that invited many of the war's disasters. The Congressional penury of the 1890s, the political conflict in Congress, changes in President William McKinley's military strategy and goals, which placed frequent shifting demands upon the army - all contributed to sending inexperienced land forces ashore in Cuba. This account reconstructs the War Department's story of the war and traces the course of the department's effort to organize and equip an army and then deploy it to secure objectives of national policy. Cosmas analyzes each major decision concerning these matters: how and why it was made and the results it produced.

About the Author

GRAHAM A. COSMAS is head of the General Histories Branch of the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780890968161
Author:
Cosmas, Graham A.
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Author:
Cosmas, Graham A.
Location:
College Station, Tex. :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877)
Subject:
Army
Subject:
Military-General History
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series
Series Volume:
59
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 bandw photos., 4 maps.
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.2 lb

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History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Spanish American War
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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