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In 1898: The beginning of the yank Century, David Traxel tells the tale of a watershed yr, a yr of overseas clash, extravagant event, and breakneck social switch that cast a brand new America—a surprising empire with many far-flung possessions, a dynamic new participant upon the worldwide stage.

At the center of this shiny, anecdotal background is a masterly account of the Spanish-American battle, the "splendid little war" that garnered the kingdom Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.  From the sinking of the Maine in waters off Havana to Teddy Roosevelt's tough riders and the triumph of Admiral Dewey, here's the lightning-swift army episode that remodeled the United States right into a international energy. right here too are many tales no longer so frequently told—the bloody first successes of the hot United Mine staff, the tentative beginnings of the Ford Motor corporation, the million-dollar release of the Uneeda Biscuit—each in its method as vital because the harbinger of the yank century.  Compulsively readable, often funny, completely attention-grabbing in its each aspect, 1898 is renowned background at its best.

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Keine Angst«, sagte er und verwies auf ein mindestens zwei Zentimeter dickes fotokopiertes Dokument, das er in der Hand hielt. « Es handelte sich um den Notfallplan, den Toni mit Kincaid ausgearbeitet hatte. Frank hatte offenbar während der Fahrt darin gelesen. »Zunächst einmal muss ich den Unglücksort sichern«, sagte er und blickte in die Runde. 43 Toni hatte den Ort des Geschehens längst sichern lassen, verzichtete aber auf einen Kommentar. Frank brauchte etwas zur Selbstbestätigung. «, rief er den beiden uniformierten Beamten im Streifenwagen zu.

Es lag auf der Hand, dass ihm Zweifel an der moralischen Rechtfertigung seiner Tätigkeit gekommen waren. Bei Oxenford Medical war allerdings niemandem aufgefallen, dass er sich in einem seelischen Dilemma befand. 40 Toni konnte ihn gut verstehen. Es gab ihr jedes Mal einen Stich ins Herz, wenn sie in einem Käfig einen Beagle oder einen Hamster sah, den Wissenschaftler bewusst mit einer Krankheit infiziert hatten. Doch dann musste sie immer wieder an den Tod ihres Vaters denken: Der Mittfünfziger war an einem Gehirntumor erkrankt und am Ende geistig verwirrt, würdelos und unter großen Schmerzen gestorben.

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