DAVIS, Richard Harding.

Cuba in War Time.

Illustrated by Frederic Remington.

New York: R. H. Russell, 1897 Stock Code: 143355
£225.00
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First edition. The Cuban struggle for independence, ongoing throughout the nineteenth century, was closely followed in the US, with many newspapers supporting an interventionist policy. Davis (1864-1916) was "convinced by his own experience that no man, whatever "his prejudices may be, can make this journey and not go home convinced that it is his duty to try to stop this cruel waste of life"... the situation in Cuba was in effect a mutually destructive stalemate". Davis's work was seen as a more serious call to action than many articles which has preceded him, and many of his arguments were repeated in Secretary of War, Redfield Proctor's influential speech of 1898.

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Description

Octavo. Original brown paper covered boards, titles to spine in black, titles to front cover in red and black within red frame, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

Frontispiece and 23 plates, 4 from photos by Davis, 19 by Remington.

Condition

Slight wear to extremities, a couple of faint marks to boards, a little creasing to edges, occasional marginal foxing; a very good copy.

Bibliography

BAL 4524; Quinby 16; John D. Seelye, War Games: Richard Harding Davis and the New Imperialism, p. 248.

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