Honor in the Dust by Gregg Jones
Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America's Imperial Dream

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

In the end, “Honor in the Dust” is less about the freedom of the Philippines than the soul of the United States.
-NY Times

Synopsis

On the eve of a new century, an up-and-coming Theodore Roosevelt set out to transform the U.S. into a major world power. The Spanish-American War would forever change America's standing in global affairs, and drive the young nation into its own imperial showdown in the Philippines.

From Admiral George Dewey's legendary naval victory in Manila Bay to the Rough Riders' heroic charge up San Juan Hill, from Roosevelt's rise to the presidency to charges of U.S. military misconduct in the Philippines, Honor in the Dust brilliantly captures an era brimming with American optimism and confidence as the nation expanded its influence abroad.

 

About Gregg Jones

See more books from this Author
Gregg Jones was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the Gerald Loeb Award. His work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Observer (London). He lives in Dallas, TX.
 
Published February 7, 2012 by NAL. 443 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Honor in the Dust
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

NY Times

Above average
Reviewed by Candice Millard on Feb 17 2012

In the end, “Honor in the Dust” is less about the freedom of the Philippines than the soul of the United States.

Read Full Review of Honor in the Dust: Theodore R... | See more reviews from NY Times

Reader Rating for Honor in the Dust
78%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 68 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×