Gentleman Soldier: John Clifford Brown & the Philippine-American War

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Based on the journal of John Clifford Brown, a veteran of the Philippine-American War, "Title" reveals the inner workings of a young man seduced by adventure. Educated as an engineer at M.I.T., Brown enjoyed the life of a typical New England gentleman until the Spanish-American War broke out in 1898. Brown then enlisted in a volunteer regiment with a commission as a captain, but his outfit never made it to Cuba. The experience heightened his desire for excitement, however, and in 1899, against the wishes of his family, he ...

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