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Young Peoples' History of the War with Spain by Prescott Holmes offers an engaging and educational account of the Spanish-American War. Aimed at young readers, this book provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the conflict, making it an excellent resource for students and history enthusiasts.

Holmes' writing style is captivating, ensuring that readers stay engrossed in the narrative from start to finish. By using clear and concise language, the author makes complex historical events easy to understand, allowing young readers to grasp the significance of this war and its consequences. The book covers various aspects of the conflict, including the causes, major battles, and important figures involved. Holmes expertly weaves together facts and anecdotes, offering a well-rounded understanding of the war.

One impressive aspect of this book is its attention to detail. Holmes includes vivid descriptions that bring the history to life, allowing readers to visualize the scenes he describes. The inclusion of maps and illustrations further enhances the reader's understanding, providing visual aids to complement the text. Moreover, the author seamlessly integrates primary sources, such as letters and diary entries, which give a firsthand perspective on the time period and add depth to the narrative.

Another strength of Young Peoples' History of the War with Spain is its emphasis on the impact of the conflict on different groups of people. Holmes explores the experiences of soldiers, nurses, and civilians, highlighting the human dimension of war. This approach helps readers empathize with those affected by the war's repercussions, fostering a deeper appreciation for the historical events discussed.

Additionally, the book encourages critical thinking by analyzing the causes and consequences of the war. Holmes prompts readers to consider different perspectives, encouraging a well-rounded understanding of the conflict. This aspect makes it an invaluable educational tool, stimulating young minds to think critically about historical events and their broader implications.

Although primarily aimed at a younger audience, this book is suitable for readers of all ages. It serves as an accessible introduction to the Spanish-American War while still providing enough depth and complexity to engage more experienced history enthusiasts. The inclusion of a glossary and a further reading section further enhances the educational value of the book, allowing readers to delve deeper into specific topics if desired.

In conclusion, Young Peoples' History of the War with Spain by Prescott Holmes is a captivating and educational account of the Spanish-American War. With its engaging writing style, attention to detail, and emphasis on diverse perspectives, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the conflict. Holmes' ability to make complex historical events accessible to young readers makes this a valuable resource for students and history enthusiasts alike.

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Copyright 1900 by Henry Altemus Company


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The brief war between the United States and Spain was the outgrowth of the humanity of the American people and their love of fair play. They did not stand idly by when Spain was literally starving the people of Cuba into subjection to her will, but freely and generously sent food, medicine and clothing to the sufferers.

When Spain's cruelty to the Cubans became intolerable to the civilized world, the United States intervened in the name of humanity and right, and demanded that the oppression should cease. Spain resented this, and the war followed.

Much has been said and written regarding our conduct of the war, and the grave scandals that arose from it; but it is not the purpose of this volume to discuss these other than to say that, the work of the navy was clean and beyond question, while it is clear to every one that there was gross mismanagement on the part of army officials.

The army performed as splendid achievements as the navy, but did it under much greater difficulties... Continue reading book >>

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