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Manila And Santiago: The New Steel Navy in the Spanish-American War

by Jim Leeke

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Short and simple introduction to the two major naval battles of the Spanish-American war. Not hugely in-depth, but that isn't the books purpose. If you didn't know much about this phase of the USN's history a good place to start. If nothing else you can learn where "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley." came from. ( )
  mgreenla | Aug 16, 2012 |
While readable and entertaining, this mongraph strikes me as being something of a lost opportunity, seeing as there is no evidence of Leeke having done any archival research; this is odd seeing as the prime American repositories are about a four hour drive from the author's town of residence. Even if Leeke is more concerned about the personalities involved, I also wonder why Norman Friedman's works are not included in the bibliography, among other secondary sources. Finally, Leeke tip-toes around the post-war controversy relating to the behavior of Sampson & Schley at Santiago, and how that impacted the officer corps ( )
  Shrike58 | Nov 21, 2009 |
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