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Modern Library War

Paperback Published: 1st October 1999
ISBN: 9780375754760
Number Of Pages: 262

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In 1898, as the Spanish-American War was escalating, Theodore Roosevelt assembled an improbable regiment of Ivy Leaguers, cowboys, Native Americans, African-Americans, and Western Territory land speculators. This group of men, which became known as the Rough Riders, trained for four weeks in the Texas desert and then set sail for Cuba. Over the course of the summer, Roosevelt's Rough Riders fought valiantly, and sometimes recklessly, in the Cuban foothills, incurring casualties at a far greater rate than the Spanish.

Roosevelt kept a detailed diary from the time he left Washington until his triumphant return from Cuba later that year. The Rough Riders was published to instant acclaim in 1899. Robust in its style and mesmerizing in its account of battle, it is exhilarating, illuminating, and utterly essential reading for every armchair historian and at-home general.

The books in the Modern Library War series have been chosen by series editor Caleb Carr according to the significance of their subject matter, their contribution to the field of military history, and their literary merit.

Introductionp. vii
The Rough Ridersp. 1
To Cubap. 39
General Young's Fight at Las Guasimasp. 73
the Cavalry at Santiagop. 113
In the Trenchesp. 160
The Return Homep. 199
Appendicesp. 237
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780375754760
ISBN-10: 0375754768
Series: Modern Library War
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 1st October 1999
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition