The Splendid Little War The Dramatic Story of the Spanish_American War by Frank Freidel


Shipping to United States: Free

This is a like new hardcover with dust jacket. 2001 Burford Books. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out. The pages are crisp, clean and free of markings. The binding is tight and straight. Brown hardcover boards under jacket are like new. The dust jacket is clean and shiny with only a hint of shelf wear to back from display.

"It has been a splendid little war" wrote John Hay to Theodore Roosevelt after the fall of Santiago. Over in nearly 4 months, the Spanish-America War certainly was little - but splendid? Perhaps for those at home reading of the war which resembled a comic opera, with lucky victories and ironies. But for the men who fought during the hot and terrible summer, it was a bloody, dirty and heroic as any war in history.
This is their story, told in the words of those who fought and famous correspondences of the men who wrote about it including Teddy Roosevelt, the leader of the Rough Riders, Stephen Crane, author of The Red Badge of Courage who paraded in front of the Spanish daring them to shoot him, and Richard Harding David, the most famous war correspondent of his time. From the triumph over the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay to the incredible Battle of San Juan Hill this book speaks of them all and the war environment, which included malaria, typhoid fever, and the lack of food, and medicine.

Thank you for visiting Bobbis Bookstore and The Book Wizard !!

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Legal imprint