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Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and The Rise and Fall of America's Imperial Dream

Honor in the Dust is a gripping account of one of the most pivotal moments in U.S. history: America's high-spirited drive for empire at the dawn of the twentieth century, culminating in the conquest of a fledgling Asian republic. At the center of the story stands the dynamic Theodore Roosevelt, who pressures a reluctant President William McKinley into war against Spain. The clash vaults America to world power and thrusts the nation into its own imperial drama in the Philippines.

From Admiral George Dewey's legendary naval victory in Manila Bay to the Rough Riders' daring charge up San Juan Hill, from Roosevelt's ascent to the presidency amid national tragedy to charges of U.S. military misconduct and torture in the Philippines, Gregg Jones brilliantly captures America's exuberant and at times painful coming of age. Meticulously researched and passionately written, Honor in the Dust is history with the sweep of a novel.