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A War of Frontier and Empire

The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902

Author: David J. Silbey

A War of Frontier and Empire

A War of Frontier and Empire

$20.00

About This Book

It has been termed an insurgency, a revolution, a guerrilla war, and a conventional war. As David J. Silbey demonstrates in this taut, compelling history, the 1899 Philippine-American War was in...

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272
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On Sale
03/04/2008

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It has been termed an insurgency, a revolution, a guerrilla war, and a conventional war. As David J. Silbey demonstrates in this taut, compelling history, the 1899 Philippine-American War was in fact all of these. Played out over three distinct conflicts—one fought between the Spanish and the allied United States and Filipino forces; one fought between the United States and the Philippine Army of Liberation; and one fought between occupying American troops and an insurgent alliance of often divided Filipinos—the war marked America's first steps as a global power and produced a wealth of lessons learned and forgotten.

First-rate military history, A War of Frontier and Empire retells an often forgotten chapter in America's past, infusing it with commanding contemporary relevance.

Imprint Publisher

Hill and Wang

ISBN

9780809096619

In The News

“A timely, deft reexamination… It is a quick and sobering study.” —Peter Kneisel, The Boston Globe

“Ironic, bloody, full of foreshadowing: a solid work.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Mr. Silbey tells this little-known story in exemplary fashion.” —Adam Kirsch, The New York Sun

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A War of Frontier and Empire

A War of Frontier and Empire

$20.00