Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2000. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / Near Fine. Item #2337525
First edition. Ink notes on front endpaper.
xiv, 427 pp. "Focusing purely on the military aspects of the war, Linn (history, Texas A&M U.) argues that previous studies of the war have mischaracterized it as having qualities which can only be ascribed to the final few campaigns (i.e. concentration camps, American brutality and torture, and one officer's threat to turn the Philippines into a "howling wilderness"). Reviewing the fighting in every Filipino province, he finds that the American victory was due more to rebel mistakes and American "social reform" than to overwhelming American military force."