Theodore Roosevelt's Naval Diplomacy : The U.S. Navy and the Birth of the American Century, Hardback Book

Theodore Roosevelt's Naval Diplomacy : The U.S. Navy and the Birth of the American Century Hardback


This book examines President Theodore Roosevelt's use of the United States naval services as supporting components of his diplomatic efforts to facilitate the emergence of the United States as a Great Power at the dawn of the 20th century. After reviewing the development of Roosevelt's personal philosophy with regard to naval power, the book traverses four chapters that reveal Roosevelt's use of the Navy and Marine Corps to support American interests during the historically controversial Venezuelan Crisis (1902-03), Panama's independence movement (1903) and the Morocco-Perciaris Incident (1904) as well as the voyage of the Great White Fleet. The book also reveals how Roosevelt's actions combined to thrust the United States forward onto the world's stage as a major player, and cemented T.R's place in American history as a great president, whilst providing new information that finally lays to rest the controversy of whether Theodore Roosevelt did or did not issue an ultimatum to the German and British governments in December, 1902, bringing the United States to the brink of war with two of the world's great powers. It also unveils a secret war plan developed during Panama's independence movement which envisioned the United States Marine Corps invading Colombia to defend the sovereignty of the new Panamanian republic, bringing together a comprehensive new history of the U.S.

Navy's early years. About the AuthorCDR Henry Hendrix is a career naval officer with 20 years naval service, who is currently assigned to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 25 b/w photos
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
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  • Category: Naval forces & warfare
  • ISBN: 9781591143635


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