.,."[a] highly readable account of the U.S. Navy's action against Cuba and Puerto Rico in the Spanish-American War of 1898. An ample supply of maps and rarely seen photographs supplement the text. There are also numerous eyewitness accounts from popular magazines and newspapers of the period...it has its place as a popular historical introduction to a complicated war. General, undergraduate."-ChoiceFrom the Publisher:
By piecing together diaries, letters, scrapbooks, and rare privately printed memoirs, the author has created a story which tells how America's ragtag navy-composed mainly of converted yachts, steamers and tugboats-was able to fight and win against the more powerful Spanish gunboats. The naval battles fought in places like Santiago, Cardenas, Cienfuegos, Manzanillo, Port Nipe, Guantanamo, San Juan, Guanica, and Ponce come alive in this book. The stories of the brave little ships that fought these battles-with names like the Gloucester and the Yosemite-at times against overwhelming odds, demonstrates the excellent training of the men who manned their guns under leadership of daring officers. This book fills in many of the missing pieces in the history of the Spanish-American War.
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Descripción Praeger, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0275951065