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Author Arnold, James R., 1952-

Title The Moro War : how America battled a Muslim insurgency in the Philippine jungle, 1902-1913 / James R. Arnold.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  959.9 ARN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  959.9032 ARNOLD    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-301) and index.
Contents A place called Moroland -- First contacts -- The Battle of Bayan -- The rise of Jack Pershing -- The conquest begins -- "A model administrator" -- The new governor takes charge -- Leonard Wood goes to war -- "Like rats in a trap" -- Eye of the storm -- Storm at Bud Dajo -- The end of the storm -- Tasker Bliss and the return to benign assimilation -- The problems of pacification -- "Sponge cake, coffee, cigars" -- Jungle patrols -- The return of John Pershing -- Bud Bagsak : the last battle -- A forgotten war.
Summary Documents the early twentieth-century battle against Muslim insurgents in the southern Philippines, discussing the fierce debates between military supporters and peace advocates while offering insight into the challenges faced by U.S. forces and the contributions of future general John Pershing.
Subject Philippines -- History -- 1898-1946.
Muslims -- Philippines -- History -- 20th century.
Counterinsurgency -- Philippines -- History -- 20th century.
Mindanao Island (Philippines) -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Sulu Archipelago (Philippines) -- History, Military -- 20th century.
United States -- History, Military -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781608190249 hardback
1608190242 hardback
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