CMH Pub 70-28, Cloth
1993; 1,489 pages, appendix, index
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Correspondence Relating to the War With Spain, long out-of-print, is an invaluable two-volume documentary collection of the communications between The Adjutant General's Office and the field commanders. First published in 1902 and brought back into print to commemorate the centennial of the Spanish-American War, this facsimile edition provides a solid core of primary material and a starting point for research on a wide spectrum of topics related to the U.S. Army and its conduct of overseas campaigns in Cuba, Puerto Rico, China, and the Philippines. A new feature is an introduction by Graham A. Cosmas, who describes the War With Spain as a major event in the Army's evolution from a frontier constabulary into the military arm of a twentieth-century world power. As Cosmas states, "The collection, and its limitations, shaped the historiography of the conflict." The volumes serve as a hallmark of the Army's first efforts to project forces over great distances outside North America to achieve strategic objectives.
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