A Biography of General and Ambassador Horace Porter, 1837-1921: Vigilance and Virtue (Studies in American History v. 37)
By: Richard H. Owens (author)Paperback
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This study provides a portrait of Horace Porter as a man at war, work, and in service to his country over several decades from the mid-19th century through World War II. It offers a commentary of the emergence of the US as a world power and many diplomatic and international issues of the decades around the turn of the 20th century. It follows Porter from his service as an aid to Grant in the Civil War through his career as Ambassador to France and beyond.
Introduction Page 1 Chapter I Vigilance and Virtue. 9 Chapter II Campaigning With Grant. 37 Chapter III Politics and Business. 61 Chapter IV The Election of McKinley and an Assignment in Paris. 89 Chapter V The City of Light and the City on the Hill. 117 Chapter VI Conflict and Peace: The Spanish-American War. 141 Chapter VII The Treaty of Paris, the Philippines, and Fashoda. 167 Chapter VIII Marianne and Uncle Sam: The Growth of Franco-American Cordiality, 1899-1905. 187 Chapter IX The Confirmation of Franco-American Cordiality: East Asian and European Diplomacy, 1899-1905. 217 Chapter X The Second Hague Peace Conference and the Cause of Arbitration. 241 Chapter XI The Navy League, Preparedness, and War. 261 Bibliographical Notes. 285 Notes on Horace Porter's Papers. 286 Bibliography. 291
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