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"Forward, March" A Tale of the Spanish-American War   By: (1850-1930)

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"Forward, March" by Kirk Munroe is a captivating tale that delves into the events of the Spanish-American War. Set against the backdrop of a tumultuous era in American history, Munroe weaves an engaging narrative that epitomizes the courage, resilience, and sacrifices made by those involved in the conflict.

The author's meticulous research and attention to detail are evident, immersing readers in the sights, sounds, and emotions of the war. Munroe's descriptive writing style allows readers to visualize the battle scenes vividly, creating a sense of urgency and intensity. From the heat of the Cuban jungles to the naval battles in the Caribbean, the story unfolds with an authentic portrayal of the war's various fronts.

One of the book's strengths lies in its character development. The protagonist, a young American soldier, embarks on a journey of self-discovery as he experiences the horrors of war firsthand. Munroe adeptly showcases how war tests the limits of human endurance and challenges one's morality. The growth and transformation of the main character provide a poignant exploration of the psychological effects of conflict.

Additionally, the novel offers a nuanced perspective on the Spanish-American War, shedding light on the motivations, struggles, and consequences faced by individuals on both sides of the conflict. Munroe does an exceptional job of highlighting various viewpoints without resorting to stereotypes or one-dimensional portrayals. This adds depth and complexity to the narrative, making it thought-provoking and relevant to contemporary discussions on war and its aftermath.

Moreover, "Forward, March" explores themes of camaraderie, loyalty, and patriotism, resonating with readers today. The relationships formed amidst the chaos of war are portrayed with authenticity, showcasing the bonds that soldiers forge and the sacrifices they make for their comrades.

While the pacing of the story occasionally fluctuates, with parts moving swiftly and others lingering at a slower pace, Munroe's engaging prose ensures that readers remain committed to the narrative. The book also contains several moments of suspense and unexpected twists, which keep readers on the edge of their seats and add an air of unpredictability to the storyline.

In conclusion, "Forward, March" by Kirk Munroe is an enthralling historical fiction novel that brings to life the tumultuous events of the Spanish-American War. With its compelling characters, richly descriptive scenes, and thought-provoking themes, the book offers a captivating reading experience that is sure to resonate with a wide range of readers. Whether one is a history enthusiast or simply seeking an engaging and immersive tale, Munroe's "Forward, March" is a must-read.

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"FORWARD, MARCH"

A Tale of the Spanish American War

by

KIRK MUNROE

Author of "The Painted Desert," "Rick Dale," The "Mate Series," etc.

Illustrated

New York and London Harper & Brothers Publishers

1899

[Frontispiece: The Rough Riders fought without seeing the enemy.]

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. A BOWL OF ROSES II. WAR IS DECLARED III. ROLLO THE TERROR IV. THE ROUGH RIDERS AT SAN ANTONIO V. RIDGE BECOMES A TROOPER VI. OFF FOR THE WAR VII. THE STORY OF HOBSON AND THE MERRIMAC VIII. CHARGED WITH A SECRET MISSION IX. HERMAN DODLEY INTERPOSES DIFFICULTIES X. ON THE CUBAN BLOCKADE XI. A LIVELY EXPERIENCE OF CUBAN HOSPITALITY XII. DENOUNCED BY A FRIEND XIII. TO BE SHOT AT SUNRISE XIV. REFUGEES IN THE MOUNTAINS XV. DIONYSIO CAPTURES A SPANIARD XVI. ASLEEP WHILE ON GUARD XVII. IN THE HANDS OF SPANISH GUERILLAS XVIII. DEATH OF SEƑORITA XIX. CALIXTO GARCIA THE CUBAN XX. THE TWO ADMIRALS XXI. A SPANIARD'S LOYALTY XXII. ROLLO IN CUBA XXIII. THE "TERRORS" IN BATTLE XXIV. FACING SAN JUAN HEIGHTS XXV. RIDGE WINS HIS SWORD XXVI. MUTINY ON A TRANSPORT XXVII. DESTRUCTION OF THE SPANISH SHIPS XXVIII. LAST SHOT OF THE CAMPAIGN XXIX... Continue reading book >>




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