By Douglas Carl Peifer
In Choosing War, Douglas Carl Peifer compares the ways that diverse presidential administrations have replied whilst American lives have been misplaced at sea. He examines extensive 3 situations: the Maine incident (1898), which resulted in struggle within the brief time period; the Lusitania hindrance (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 on hand and the regulations they finally chosen. The case experiences light up how management, reminiscence, and moving household coverage form presidential judgements, delivering major insights into the connections among naval incidents, warfare, and their old contexts. wealthy in dramatic narrative and historic standpoint, Choosing War bargains a vital instrument for confronting destiny naval crises.
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