Air Force Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List
Winner of the Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award
"Will appeal to serious military historians and military professionals, as well as to the general reader."--Robert A. Doughty in the History Book Club News
"Brian Linn, who has the rare ability to craft a readable text without abandoning the scholar's penchant for accuracy, has written another fine book. Meticulously researched and impressively documented, his study draws upon the literature from all sides of a number of controversies. The result is a book of unusual balance, making Linn's accomplishment without equal among the many works on the war."--John M. Gates, author of Schoolbooks and Krags: The United States Army in the Philippines, 1898-1902
"An impressively researched and well written narrative history that brings reasoned analysis to topics previously fraught with partisanship and polemics."--Timothy K. Nenninger, author of The Leavenworth Schools and the Old Army, 1881-1918
I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in counter insurgency.
With the U.S. facing a strong insurgency in both Afghanistan and Iraq today, books like "The Philippine War, 1899-1902" will undoubtedly prove useful.
He rejects the American press accounts as sensationalistic, but makes no effort to draw on coverage from other countries.
It is an excellently detailed account of the war. The author has made an indept study of the military tactics used by both sides. Read morePublished 1 day ago by W. Geary
It was a savage and brutal conflict; one of America's first truly foreign conflicts. And yet, a century later most Americans living today have never heard of the Philippine War or... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Charles Lewis
"The Philippine War" should be considered, in the good way, a major revisionist work that analyzes, critiques and corrects faulty history of the US's war against Philippine... Read morePublished 6 months ago by James V. Holton
The Philippine War was an un-expected, vicious conflict that followed the "splendid little war" with Spain. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Carl Robinson
A tremendous amount of research went into the writing of this book. The battle details are extensive to the point of almost being wordy. Read morePublished 13 months ago by lzhome
Linn has written a useful, if frustrating history of the Philippine American War. Mining American military records, he shows that the war was a series of regional conflicts rather... Read morePublished 16 months ago by DJK633
This is a very good overview of the Philippine Isurrection...well documented and illustrated. Linn, a military historian does an excellent job of characterizing a Civil War army... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Richard A. Vehar, Ph.D.
historical characters are not adequately introduced - just dropped into the reader's lap. If one is already familiar with the events in this historical event I think this work... Read morePublished 19 months ago by jgrebe
What I like about this book is it makes you think that it is some other war that the United States has been in. Read morePublished 20 months ago by d crane