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The Banana Wars: A History of United States Military Intervention in Latin America from the Spanish-American War to the Invasion of Panama Ivan Musicant

The Banana Wars: A History of United States Military Intervention in Latin America from the Spanish-American War to the Invasion of Panama

Ivan Musicant

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ISBN : 9780025882102
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480 pages
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Musicant has worked together a series of small histories of Western Hemisphere campaigns by America during the last 100 years. His is a wonderfully researched & well-told history. He covers the various Cuban & Haitian dramas- wars inMoreMusicant has worked together a series of small histories of Western Hemisphere campaigns by America during the last 100 years. His is a wonderfully researched & well-told history. He covers the various Cuban & Haitian dramas- wars in Nicaragua & Panama, plus the the Dominican Republic emergency &, finally, the Grenada invasion. In every case theres an intial effort to explain the politics, followed by an accessible description of the campaign. Its a fine work that enables people to understand both the politics of Western Hemisphere intervention, plus the military realities.--Matherson (edited)This excellent title describes in good detail the small wars that the US Marine Corps was involved in from 1898-1989 in the Caribbean. Musicant (a former Marine) weaves a well-written tale, which is primarily focused in the military situation, but adding just enough of the political background so that one who has little or no knowledge on the subject comes away with a full understanding of our involvement in these banana wars. Recommended reading!--Darryl R. Smith (edited)AcknowledgmentsIntroductionEmpire by default, 1898Cuba, 1899-1917Panama, 1885-1904Nicaragua I, 1912Haiti, 1915-34Dominican Republic I, 1916-24Nicaragua II, 1927-34Dominican Republic II, 1965Grenada, 1983Afterword: The Panama invasion, 1989NotesBibliographyIndex