DISPUTED VICTORY Schely, Sampson and the Spanish-American War of 1898

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A much-needed look at a long-forgotten controversy. The Spanish-American War of 1898 was largely won in two naval battles, both overwhelming American victories. The first battle (Manila Bay) and its victor (Commodore George Dewey) are still remembered. The second battle (Santiago) and the ensuing controversy over which officer should get credit as victor have been forgotten (outside academia), and this book is the first published since 1910 to focus on them.