By Douglas Carl Peifer
In Choosing War, Douglas Carl Peifer compares the ways that assorted presidential administrations have answered whilst American lives have been misplaced at sea. He examines extensive 3 situations: the Maine incident (1898), which resulted in conflict within the brief time period; the Lusitania situation (1915), which set the trajectory for intervention; and the Panay incident (1937), which was once settled diplomatically. whereas comparing Presidents William McKinley, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt's responses to those incidents, Peifer lucidly displays at the innovations that they had to be had and the regulations they finally chosen. The case experiences remove darkness from how management, reminiscence, and moving household coverage form presidential judgements, supplying major insights into the connections among naval incidents, struggle, and their historic contexts. wealthy in dramatic narrative and old point of view, Choosing War bargains a necessary device for confronting destiny naval crises.
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Choosing War: Presidential Decisions in the Maine, Lusitania, and Panay Incidents by Douglas Carl Peifer