• Inside the Fighting First: Papers of a Nebraska Private in the Philippine War

    Inside the Fighting First: Papers of a Nebraska Private in the Philippine War

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    "When most people think of the Spanish-American War, they "Remember the Maine" and recall the Rough Riders. The reader of Inside the Fighting First, after experiencing the final moments of that conflict, will be immersed in the Philippine War, which very likely will be a totally new encounter. The diary of Henry Thompson and the letters that he wrote and received provide a valuable human dimension to the initial phase of that conflict. They also offer a penetrating and sometimes disturbing insight into the psychological response of this young Nebraska soldier. The contrast between his response and that of his Danish immigrant parents is especially interesting. The book is illustrated with unforgettable pictures. Pictures, diary and letters have been provided by Roland Jensen, grandson of the author." - John W. Nielsen, Danish Immigrant Archive/Dana College, Blair, Nebraska