Theodore Roosevelt, the U.S. Navy, and the Spanish-American War

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  • Copyright: 2001-10-19
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Theodore Roosevelt led the charge in the 1890s for the creation of a US fleet of modern, steel-hulled, heavily-armed warships. The future president and his intellectual soul mate, Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, championed the theory of sea power to fuel America's emerging global expansion. The US victory in the Spanish-American War of 1898 vindicated these views. These essays chart the role of Roosevelt and the war in the origins of US sea power.

Author Biography

Edward J. Marolda is the Senior Historian of the Naval Historical Center in Washington, DC. His other publications include FDR and the U. S. Navy, Shield and Sword: The United States Navy and the Persian Gulf War, and four books on the US Navy and the Vietnam War.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Edward J. Marolda
Theodore Roosevelt, the Navy, and the War with Spain
Anna K. Nelson
New Interpretations of How the USS Maine Was Lost
Dana Wegner
The Spanish Navy and the Spanish-American War
Rear Admiral Miguel A. Fernandez
Army-Navy Joint Operations in the Spanish-American War
Graham A. Cosmas
Theodore Roosevelt and the Heritage of the U.S. Navy
John A. Gable
Roosevelt's Naval Thinking before Mahan
Lieutenant Commander Henry J. Hendrix II
The Experience of the Spanish-American War and Its Impact on Professional Naval Thought
John B. Hattendorf
The Influence of the Spanish-American War on the U.S. Marine Corps
Jack Shulimson
``The Men Behind the Guns'': The Impact of the War with Spain on the Navy Enlisted Force
James R. Reckner
Contributors 109(2)
Index 111

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