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Spanish-American War and President McKinley

Spanish-American War and President McKinley - 82 edition

ISBN13: 978-0700602278

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ISBN13: 978-0700602278
ISBN10: 0700602275
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 82
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Published: 1982
International: No

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Spanish-American War and President McKinley - 82 edition

ISBN13: 978-0700602278

Lewis L. Gould

ISBN13: 978-0700602278
ISBN10: 0700602275
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 82
Publisher: University Press of Kansas

Published: 1982
International: No
Summary

This succinct, readable paperback, an outgrowth of the author's highly-acclaimed volume The Presidency of William McKinley, deserves widespread adoption in courses on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century US. diplomatic history and foreign policy. It substantially supersedes other accounts of the coming of the Spanish-American War, the war itself, and the aftermath of the conflict. Based on the most up-to-date research available, it provides a new and refreshing perspective on McKinley's handling of the war.

According to Gould, McKinley's expansive view of presidential power had a significant effect on his role as commander-in-chief during the war years and on his efforts to make the White House a command post. McKinley laid the foundation of the modern presidency by his courageous and principled presidential leadership during the coming of the war, by the way he conducted and oversaw the war itself, and by the manner in which he made peace with Spain, acquired the Philippines, and gained approval of the Treaty of Paris in the Senate.

Gould's thought-provoking analysis may cause scholars to rethink the era in a new way; its lively style will be appreciated by students.

Author Bio

Gould, Lewis L. :

Lewis L. Gould is Eugene C. Barker Centennial Professor Emeritus in American History at the University of Texas at Austin and author or coauthor of eighteen other books, including The Presidency of William McKinley; The Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt; 1968: The Election that Changed America; Lady Bird Johnson and the Environment; and Lady Bird Johnson: Our Environmental First Lady.

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