When the U.S.S. battleship Maine mysteriously exploded in Havana harbor on February 15, 1898, it set off the Spanish-American War, that "splendid little war" which forever changed the United States' position among nations. "Remember the Maine !" was the outraged public's call for battle, but here it is a call to remember the seemingly star-crossed ship and the more than 260 young men who perished with it. Author John Edward Weems tells the story of the ship from beginning to explosive end, with the help of the Maine 's ...

The Fate of the Maine 2000, Texas A&M University Press

ISBN-13: 9780890965016

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