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First Great Triumph How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power

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ISBN-10: 0374528934

ISBN-13: 9780374528935

Edition: 2002

Authors: Warren Zimmermann

List price: $36.00
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"We were sure that we would win, that we should score the first great triumph in a mighty world-movement."--Theodore Roosevelt, 1904 Americans like to think they have no imperial past. In fact, the United States became an imperial nation within five short years a century ago (1898-1903), exploding onto the international scene with the conquest of Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, and (indirectly) Panama. How did the nation become a player in world politics so suddenly-and what inspired the move toward imperialism in the first place? The renowned diplomat and writer Warren Zimmermann seeks answers in the lives and relationships of five remarkable figures: the…    
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 1/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Rising Empire
The Music Makers
The Expansionist Impulse
The Favor of Fortune
A Pen-and-Ink Sailor
A Lawyer's Duty
Dauntless Intolerance
So Brilliant and Aggressive a Man
Imperial America
Island Fortress, Cuban Blood
The Supreme Triumphs of War
Jingoes and Goo-goos
The White Man's Burdens
The Imperial Presidency
America's Century