Synopses & Reviews
The definitive version of the Spanish-American War as well as a dramatic account of America's emergence as a global power.
"Empire by Default is a riveting narrative imbued with impeccable scholarship and lively anecdotes. Ivan Musicant, a superb military and diplomatic historian, has written the single best account of the Spanish-American War currently available. "-Douglas Brinkley
Includes bibliographical references (p. 704-716) and index.