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... to rely pretty much on itself for protection, each craft had to be handled well; all
that were not were soon weeded out by a process of natural selection of which
the agents were French picaroons, Spanish buccaneers, and Malay pirates.
In the event of declaration of war with Spain your duty will be to see that the
Spanish squadron does not leave the Asiatic coast, and then offensive
operations in Philippine Islands. Keep Olympia until further orders.” I saw Mr.
Roosevelt many ...
Rough. Riders. were. embarked being largely due to the indomitable push of the
young lieutenant-colonel. The delay at Port Tampa until June 17 was caused by
the false report that Spanish war-vessels threatened the course we were to sail.
The division commander ordered Young, Wood and Roosevelt forward and
hastened on in person, and finally found the enemy stationed on the Santiago
road between two and three miles from Siboney. He reconnoitered the Spanish
men were en march, and at a little after seven they attacked, and after a severe
fight defeated a large Spanish force under Lieutenant-General Linares. This was
Roosevelt's first experience under fire, and his superb conduct immediately ...
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I did not finish this book, and the first sentence from the first chapter may give you an idea why. "Restless as the sea his forefathers sailed to reach the new world; active as the soil that answered ... Read full review