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Abstract

As we observe the centennial anniversary of the Spanish-American War, we have the opportunity to reexamine history, that collective memory that defines us as a nation. With that opportunity comes a responsibility to challenge that memory, to sift fact from myth, to seek the truth. In a century that gave rise to “revisionist history,” there is an imperative to separate fact from interpretative fiction. One memory, which merits review, surrounds the nature of the relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and the gifted naval strategist and historian, Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan.

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Naval Force Naval Officer Centennial Anniversary Naval Power National Edition 
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© Edward J. Marolda 2001

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  • Henry J. HendrixII

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