Honor in the Dust

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  • Hardcover
  • 464 pages
  • Honor in the Dust
  • Gregg Jones
  • English
  • 23 November 2017
  • 0451229045

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Honor in the Dust On The Eve Of A New Century, An Up And Coming Theodore Roosevelt Set Out To Transform The U.S Into A Major World Power The Spanish American War Would Forever Change America S Standing In Global Affairs, And Drive The Young Nation Into Its Own Imperial Showdown In The Philippines From Admiral George Dewey S Legendary Naval Victory In Manila Bay To The Rough Riders Hero

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10 thoughts on “Honor in the Dust

  1. Matt says:

    The Philippine American War often referred to as the Philippine Insurrection is a footnote to a footnote in American history It is the double asterisk at the bottom of that history book you are reading It is the unfortunate epilogue to the Spanish American War, which is itself almost forgotten today, save for a blurry image of Teddy Roosevelt galloping up a hill, yelling Bullyand shooting Spaniards with great alacrity The war s downplayed stature is not the result of any historical smal The Philippine American War often referred to as the Philippine Insurrection is a footnote to a footnote in American history It is the double asterisk a...

  2. Tony says:

    Another FirstReads win You can t put down a rebellion by throwing confetti and sprinkling perfumery, General Lloyd Wheaton offered in 1900 in rebuttal to protests from anti imperialists over reports of abuses by U.S troops in the Philippines But this was not a rebellion The American Philippine adventure turned quickly from emancipation of the islands from the Spanish to a take over In doing so, America crushed the Filipino independence movement and became the very evil we said we were f Another FirstReads win You can t put down a rebellion by throwing confetti and sprinkling perfumery, General Lloyd Wheaton offered in 1900 in rebuttal to protests from anti imperialists over reports of abuses by U.S troops in the Philippines But this was not a rebellion The American Philippine adventure turned quickly from emancipation of the islands from the Spanish to a take over In doing so, America crushed the Filipino independence movement and became the very evil we said we were fighting to stop.Why How could that happen First, racism The men directing the war dehumanized the natives In this they were not unique It comes w...

  3. Melissa Ennis says:

    Honor in the Dust Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America s Imperial DreamThis is a honey of a book brisk, entertaining, surprising, and alarmingly topical Clearly, the folks who brougt you Guantamamo did not remember the MAINE Plus you learn how we got Guantanamo in the first place Jones ...

  4. Matthew Gregg says:

    A GOOD READS GIVEAWAY WIN Excellent history of the rise of the Marines and American imperialism as well as the use and abuse of military power at the turn of the century under President Teddy Roosevelt during the war in the Philippines Interesting parallels can be made to the invasion and aftermath of George Bush s preemptive war with Iraq, especially the abuse and torture of the enemy by American troops Water torture was a big controversy back in Teddy Roosevelt s invasion of the Philippines A GOOD READS GIVEAWAY W...

  5. Beth Cato says:

    This easy to read and intelligent nonfiction work focuses on the Spanish American War with an emphasis on American behavior and abuses in the Philippines I have read many books on Theodore Roosevelt, and while works on his early presidency mention the public relations disaster out of the Philippines, none went into detail This one does It s disturbing and thought provoking.Jones is a Pulitzer Prize finalist journalist with years of firsthand experience in the Philippines The events in his bo This easy to read and intelligent nonfiction work focuses on the Spanish American War with an emphasis on American behavior and abuses in the Philippines I have read many books on Theodore Roosevelt, and while works on his early presidency mention the public relations disaster out of the Philippines, none went into detail This one does It s disturbing and thought provoking.Jones is a Pulitzer Prize finalist journalist with years of firsthand experience in the Philippines The events in his book took place over a hundred years ago but remain incredibly relevant today as the United States engages in war, holds prisoners, and confronts issues of confessions arising from torture America entered ...

  6. Richard says:

    Gregg Jones chronicles a critical four year period, from 1898 to 1902, in which Americans allowed their blood to grow hot over war frenzy with a European power, allowing their sense of Manifest Destiny to embrace new responsibilities toward newly liberated island peoples, and bringing their anger to a re boil over the outrage of inferior peoples killing American occupying soldiers, culminating in growing skepticism of the military s approach to putting down insurrection and disdain at their ow Gregg Jones chronicles a critical four year period, from 1898 to 1902, in which Americans allowed their blood to grow hot over war frenzy with a European power, allowing their sense of Manifest Destiny to embrace new responsibilities toward newly liberated island peoples, and bringing their anger to a re boil over the outrage of inferior peoples killing American occupying soldiers, culminating in growing skepticism of the military s approach to putting down insurrection and disdain at their own government s agents complicity in mistreatment of indigent peoples No wonder the title contains the phrase the Rise and Fall of America s Imperial Dream I believe this book helps to fill a gap in the contemporary American knowledge and awareness of the important events surrounding the beginning of the twentieth century Especially now, at the almost exact century mark since the start of World War I, it seems that there is paltry little observance of the earth shaking...

  7. Joe says:

    This was an history of America at one or her greatest and worst hours, pitting Manifest Destiny against the horrors of Expansionism and the virtue of disclosure against the practicality of successful management of political and military resources.the central Character of this struggle was Theodore Roosevelt, who led the America and her imperialists to war in Cuba and the Phillipines A man who was rightly accused of burying secrets in the cellar by his enemies the Democrats and the Isolati This was an history of America at one or her greatest and worst hours, pitting Manifest Destiny against the horrors of Expansionism and the virtue of disclosure against the practicality of ...

  8. Griffin Larson says:

    Very well done and explained Great book for information and it was still kept extremely interesting Glad I read it.

  9. Christopher says:

    from my review that appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, April 27, 2012.George Santayana, the eminent Harvard philosophy professor, novelist, and poet is widely known for his prescient observation Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it However, his lesser known, but similarly poignant quote, Only the dead have seen the end of war is just as applicable in Gregg Jones extraordinary new history of America s campaign for conquest of the Philippines, Honor in the from my review that appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, April 27, 2012.George Santayana, the eminent Harvard philosophy professor, novelist, and poet is widely known for his prescient observation Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it However, his lesser known, but similarly poignant quote, Only the dead have seen the end of war is just as applicable in Gregg Jones extraordinary new history of America s campaign for conquest of the Phili...

  10. Sir says:

    Investigative journalists have become some of our greatest historians with their shattering of the truth, through epic works Recent history is again disturbed by reminders of The United States of America s own dirty history of genocide, torture, and cover ups, past and present, by yet another worthy investigative journalist, Gregg Jones, a Pulitzer Prize finalist His triumphant historical work, Honor in the Dust, Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America s Im Investigative journalists have become some of our greatest historians with their shattering of the truth, through epic works Recent history is again disturbed by reminders of The United States of America s own dirty history of genocide, torture, and cover ups, past and present, by yet another worthy investigative journalist, Gregg Jones, a Pulitzer Prize finalist His triumphant historical work, Honor in the Dust, Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America s Imperial Dream, not merely reminds us of our shameful history but makes our recent history jump out from behind the forest of achievements and setbacks in Afghanistan and Iraq Already having witnessed harsh reminders of conveniently forgotten episodes in history with the likes of Adam Hochsc...