The Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection : 1898-1902, Paperback

The Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection : 1898-1902 Paperback

Illustrated by Stephen Walsh

Part of the Men-at-Arms series

2 out of 5 (1 rating)


In 1898, US public opinion turned against the Spanish for their repression of Cuba.

Relations between the two governments soured and ultimately resulted in the mysterious blowing up of the USS Maine in Havana harbour, which triggered a short but demanding war.

Many famous US personalities were involved, including future President Theodore Roosevelt, future general John Pershing, and journalists William Randolph Hearst and Stephen Crane.

The war against the Spanish may have been brief but as Henry Cabot Lodge declared: 'Its results were startling, and of world-wide meaning.' Victory made the US a nation with global interests.

Providing a detailed examination of the experiences and equipment of the opposing sides, and featuring rare and previously unpublished photographs, this book highlights this crucial yet oft-forgotten war that changed the future of American foreign policy during 'the age of American imperialism.'


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9781846031243



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I found this booklet mediocre in terms of order-of-battle information, so be warned if you're buying it sight unseen. I was looking forward to this publication in the hopes that I'd finally get a good tabular OB for the Spanish forces involved; guess again. Granted that the details of uniforms is the main point of this series, De Quesada doesn't even do that good a job with summarizing the force structure of the American troops involved.