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Our interests are as great in the Pacific as in the Atlantic, in the Hawaiian Islands
as in the West Indies. Merely for the protection of our own shores, we need a
great navy; and what is more, we need it to protect our interests in the islands
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 ...
... the foremost vessels of the British fleet, among their number the great
twodecker Tonnant, carrying the admiral's flag, anchored off the Chandeleur
Islands; and as the current of the Mississippi was too strong to be easily breasted,
the English ...
... backwoods, the heroes of the Horseshoe Bend, the victors over Spaniard and
Indian, eager to pit themselves against the trained regulars of Britain, and to
throw down the gage of battle to the world-renowned infantry of the island
The surface sentiment was that Cuba should be free. Beneath that, doubtless,
rested the hope, in many minds, that the island, with all its riches and its
possibilities, should be added to American territory. The terms of that accession
had never ...
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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