The Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars
A Political, Social, and Military History
On the cusp of the 20th century, victory over Spain in Cuba and the Philippines marked the beginning of the United StatesÕ emergence as a world power. With William Randolph Hearst, Joseph Pulitzer, and other media moguls fueling the countryÕs sense of itself as a nation of destiny, the Spanish-American War also saw the capacity of the media to shape public opinion and national policy reach an unprecedented level. --From publisher description.