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The Resource Cast in deathless bronze : Andrew Rowan, the Spanish-American War, and the origins of American empire, Donald Tunnicliff Rice

Cast in deathless bronze : Andrew Rowan, the Spanish-American War, and the origins of American empire, Donald Tunnicliff Rice

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Cast in deathless bronze : Andrew Rowan, the Spanish-American War, and the origins of American empire
Title
Cast in deathless bronze
Title remainder
Andrew Rowan, the Spanish-American War, and the origins of American empire
Statement of responsibility
Donald Tunnicliff Rice
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1898, when war with Spain seemed inevitable, Andrew Summers Rowan, an American army lieutenant from West Virginia, was sent on a secret mission to Cuba. He was to meet with General Calixto García, a leader of the Cuban rebels, in order to gather information for a U.S. invasion. Months later, after the war was fought and won, a flamboyant entrepreneur named Elbert Hubbard wrote an account of Rowan's mission entitled 'A Message to Garcia.' It sold millions of copies, and Rowan became the equivalent of a modern-day rock star. His fame resulted in hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, radio shows, and two movies. Even today he is held up as an exemplar of bravery and loyalty. The problem is that nothing Hubbard wrote about Rowan was true. Donald Tunnicliff Rice reveals the facts behind the story of 'A Message to Garcia' while using Rowan's biography as a window into the history of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine War, and the Moro Rebellion. The result is a compellingly written narrative containing many details never before published in any form, and also an accessible perspective on American diplomatic and military history in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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Rice, Donald Tunnicliff,
Dewey number
973.8/9092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Rowan, Andrew Summers
  • Rowan, Andrew Summers
  • United States
  • García Iñiguez, Calixto
  • Rowan, Andrew Summers
  • Hubbard, Elbert
  • Intelligence officers
  • Spanish-American War, 1898
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Cast in deathless bronze : Andrew Rowan, the Spanish-American War, and the origins of American empire, Donald Tunnicliff Rice
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. "It is meritorious to be a boy at West Point" -- 2. Becoming an Intelligence Officer -- 3. "A Most Perilous Undertaking" -- 4. America Takes a Step towards Empire -- 5. The Creation of an American Myth -- 6. Exactly Where Are the Philippines? -- 7. A Glorious Undertaking -- 8. Captain Rowan in Command -- 9. An Idyllic Spot to Spend the War -- 10. Major Rowan in Love and War -- 11. The Complexities of Retirement -- 12. The Myth Lives On -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn950084390
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unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781943665457
Lccn
2016023446
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unknown
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950084390
Label
Cast in deathless bronze : Andrew Rowan, the Spanish-American War, and the origins of American empire, Donald Tunnicliff Rice
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. "It is meritorious to be a boy at West Point" -- 2. Becoming an Intelligence Officer -- 3. "A Most Perilous Undertaking" -- 4. America Takes a Step towards Empire -- 5. The Creation of an American Myth -- 6. Exactly Where Are the Philippines? -- 7. A Glorious Undertaking -- 8. Captain Rowan in Command -- 9. An Idyllic Spot to Spend the War -- 10. Major Rowan in Love and War -- 11. The Complexities of Retirement -- 12. The Myth Lives On -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn950084390
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781943665457
Lccn
2016023446
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950084390

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