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Life Of Admiral George Dewey

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Admiral Of The New Empire

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Life Of George Dewey Rear Admiral U S N And Dewey Family History Being An Authentic Historical And Genealogical Record Of More Than Fifteen Thousand Persons In The United States By The Name Of Dewey And Their Descendants Life Of Rear Admiral George Dewey Written And Book Ed By Adelbert M Dewey Dewey Family History Comp By Louis Marinus Dewey Assisted By William T Dewey And Orville C Dewey

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Life Of George Dewey Rear Admiral U S N And Dewey Family History

Author : Louis Marinus Dewey
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History Of The Philippines And The Life And Achievements Of Admiral George Dewey

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Admiral Dewey At Manila And The Complete Story Of The Philippines

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Autobiography Of George Dewey

Author : George Dewey
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Admiral George Dewey, hero of the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War, describes his career and battle successes in this exciting and eye-opening autobiography. Dewey recounts his youth in Vermont, telling of his appreciation for the outdoors, with a particular passion being to swim in the nearby river. The lack of discipline in his nearby schoolhouse - a place which lacked permanent staff - concerned Dewey's father, who decided to send his son to military school. It was this decision which shaped the boy's entire life; Dewey demonstrated great aptitude and was already a junior officer by the time of the U.S. Civil War. The earliest signs of Dewey's greatness glimmered during the Civil War, in which he performed well during the Battle of New Orleans. Promoted and distinguished by the end of the conflict, Dewey spent the years following the war witnessing a navy which was rapidly modernizing as new technologies transformed naval materiel and warfare. By the 1890s, Dewey was a mature commander in charge of the United States' Asiatic Squadron; a group of cutting-edge warships. Dewey's decisive command during the Battle of Manila Bay, which saw the opposing Spanish naval force thrown into chaos and disarray, made the admiral a national hero. The fight was crucial; with it, the USA took possession of Manila and began in earnest to capture the Philippines from the Spaniards.

Admiral George Dewey

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*Includes pictures *Includes a bibliography for further reading "Didn't Admiral Dewey do wonderfully well? I got him the position out there in Asia last year, and I had to beg hard to do it; and the reason I gave was that we might have to send him to Manila. And we sent him - and he went!" - Theodore Roosevelt, 1898 In 1898, one of Spain's last possessions in the New World, Cuba, was waging a war for independence, and though Cuba was technically exempted from the Monroe Doctrine because it was already a Spanish territory when the Monroe Doctrine was issued, many Americans believed that the United States should side with Cuba against Spain. Initially, Republican President William McKinley wanted to avoid any wars, and for its part, Spain also wanted to avoid any conflict with United States and its powerful navy. However, Spain also wanted to keep Cuba, which it regarded as a province of Spain rather than a colony. Cuba was very important to the Spanish economy as well, as it produced valuable commodities such as sugar and also had a booming port at Havana. Despite President McKinley's wishes to avoid a war, he was forced to support a war with Spain after the American navy vessel USS Maine suffered an explosion in Havana harbor. McKinley had sent the ship there to help protect American citizens in Cuba from the violence that was taking place there, but the explosion devastated the ship, which sunk quickly in the harbor. 266 American sailors aboard the USS Maine died. Although the Spanish fought the U.S. Army to a stalemate in Puerto Rico, Spain was forced to make peace after the U.S. Navy destroyed both its Pacific and Atlantic fleets. The military defeat in Cuba meant that Spain would have to give Cuba its independence, and the destruction of its navy meant that Spain would have to cede its overseas colonies to the United States. The United States subsequently gained possession of the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Guam, marking the true beginning of American imperialism. The Spanish-American War was famously labeled a "splendid little war." by John Hay, U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, in a letter to Theodore Roosevelt, and while it is often overlooked today due to its brief and one-sided nature, the conflict produced one of the most popular military heroes in American history. While many are familiar with Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, the naval exploits of George Dewey were seemingly nothing short of miraculous. A former veteran of various naval engagements in the Civil War, Dewey managed to find himself in charge of the Asiatic Squadron, and in its most famous battle at Manila Bay, Dewey scored a decisive victory that destroyed Spain's Pacific fleet and subdued Manila's shore batteries while suffering just one American death. Dewey's success in the war led to ticker tape parades upon his return to America, and he was so popular that he briefly ran for president in 1900. While he would never enjoy political success, his distinguished naval career resulted in a promotion to Admiral of the Navy, the equivalent of a six-star admiral. Dewey remains the only American to ever attain that rank, and he became the benchmark by which future naval officers measured themselves, especially during the 20th century's cataclysmic world wars. Indeed, he was so revered that when he died in 1917, his body lay in state in the Capitol rotunda, an honor typically reserved for politicians that has only been afforded to 30 other Americans. Admiral George Dewey: The Life and Legacy of the Most Decorated Naval Officer in American History chronicles the foremost American military hero of the late 19th century. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about Admiral Dewey like never before.

The Life And Letters Of Admiral Dewey From Montpelier To Manila Containing Reproductions In Fac Simile Of Hitherto Unpublished Letters Of George Dewey During The Admiral S Naval Career And Extracts From His Log Book

Author : Adelbert Milton 1857- Dewey
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The Life And Letters Of Admiral Dewey

Author : ADELBERT M. DEWEY
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