The Martial Spirit With 25 Illustrations By Millis Signed 1931 Teddy Roosevelt For SaleThe Literary Guild Of America, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition Thus. (Americana) MILLIS, Walter. The Martial Spirit With Twenty-Five Illustrations. The Literary Guild Of America, 1931. Frontis of Theodore Roosevelt in his Rough Rider days.Interestinglyinscribed to Uncle Wade and Aunt Beulah signed Walter, with Wade Millis bookplate confirming the inscription. "Details the outbreak and conclusion of the Spanish-American War in Cuba. With a chapters on Dewey's triumph in Manila Bay, the Roughriders and the Battle of San Juan Hill. Endpaper maps.""The American adventure in Cuba, Hawaii, and the Philippine Islands in 1898 was a watershed in the United States rise to world power. In this superbly written narrative of what we now call the Spanish-American War, Walter Millis analyzes its causes and the motives of the times leading spirits Teddy Roosevelt, Hearst, Pulitzer, Dewey, Lodge, Hay, and others and recounts the ironies and grotesqueries of the conflict. A notable contribution to the study of American history and of American character. Henry Steele Commager. Mr. Millis writes every page well. New York Times. A mature, intelligent, and exciting work a rare occurrence in historical writing A complete history of the American people at war which is so well contrived and so wittily written that it puts to shame both the efforts of professional historians and the products of those writers who merely seek to amuse without intending to inform. The Nation."
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