Empire by Default
The Spanish-American War and the Dawn of the American Century
By Ivan Musicant
(Henry Holt and Co., Hardcover, 9780805035001, 768pp.)
Publication Date: February 1998
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The definitive version of the Spanish-American War as well as a dramatic account of America's emergence as a global power.
"Empire by Default is a riveting narrative imbued with impeccable scholarship and lively anecdotes. Ivan Musicant, a superb military and diplomatic historian, has written the single best account of the Spanish-American War currently available. "-Douglas Brinkley