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    Univ Pr of Kansas (January 1, 2000)
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The Philippine War, 1899-. has been added to your Cart. Brian Linn, who has the rare ability to craft a readable text without abandoning the scholar’s penchant for accuracy, has written another fine book. The result is a book of unusual balance, making Linn’s accomplishment without equal among the many works on the wa. -John M. Gates, author of Schoolbooks and Krags: The United States Army in the Philippines, 1898–1902.

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Brian McAllister Linn. The Philippine War, 1899-1902. The Philippine War is divided into two parts. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2000. Winner: Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award. This year begins the centennial of the Philippine War, one of the most controversial and poorly understood events in American history. The war thrust the . into the center of Pacific and Asian politics, with important and sometimes tragic consequences. It kept the Filipinos under colonial overlordship for another five decades and subjected them to American political, cultural, and economic domination.

by Brian McAllister Linn. Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award. In the first comprehensive study in over six decades, Linn provides a definitive treatment of military operations in the Philippines.

The goal of Brian McAllister Linn's book The Philippine War, was to debunk what he perceived as biased scholarship .

The goal of Brian McAllister Linn's book The Philippine War, was to debunk what he perceived as biased scholarship about one of America's least known wars, which also happened to be its only victory overseas in a counterinsurgency operation.

After defeating the Philippine Republic's conventional forces in 1899, the . Philippine American War, 1899-1902. Army was broken up into small garrisons to prepare Luzon for colonial rule. The Filipino nationalists transformed their resistance into a guerrilla warfare that varied so greatly from region to region in its organization, strategy, and tactics that early American attempts at centralization and nonmilitary pacification were useless. This book will analyze the actual conduct of U. S. Army counterinsurgency operations in the countryside.

Focusing purely on the military aspects of the war, Linn (history, Texas A&M U.) argues that previous studies of the war have mischaracterized it as having qualities which can only be ascribed to the final few campaigns (i.e. concentration camps, American brutality and torture, and one officer's threat to turn the Philippines into a "howling wilderness"). Reviewing the fighting in every Filipino province, he finds that the American victory was due more to rebel mistakes and American "social reform" than to overwhelming American military force. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

A very interesting book on a much debated topic among some people. It handles it fairly on both sides, and points out realities that affected the situation. It does not give much information on the purely military aspects such as unit organization and order of battle in the normal sense, some of that type of information is available if one searches for it. What it does do is give details of the situation on both sides politically, which is quite interesting.
This history helped flesh out my late grandfather's Sunday afternoon stories. It's a compelling history of our first Vietnam, complete with confusion and misdirection in the command, indecision in Washington plus, of course, radical protesters.
I found this to be highly interesting. A lot of books about American involvement in any war tends to be very "white" washed. Brian McAllister Linn does a very good job in presenting the war neutrally from both sides. He does not fall victim to othering or making America the "great white hope". I highly recommend it.
An excellent history of the Philippine War, well detailed and thorough. Told from a slightly different perspective than other books on the subject such as A War of Frontier and Empire: The Philippine-American War 1899-1902 it is an excellent companion offering detail not expanded on in companion volumes. Another good read on a little known subject.
Along with the Malayan Emergency, the Philippine war is the most often cited successful counter insurgencies. Again like the Malayan Emergency there is little written on this war and even less that can be called sound scholarly work. Dr. Linn is the exception and has written a detailed, well documented and easily accessible book.

Dr. Linn breaks down all the major players on both sides of this conflict and traces them through the war. He breaks down the strategies and tactics that all the different factions. He also shows his research skills by showing what the tactics the U.S. Army actually employed and that there has been an over inflation of atrocities that were committed.

This is good book for someone interested in the war, and it is an excellent resource for the student doing research. Either way the book is a must have for one's own personnel library.
The Philippine Insurrection should be remembered as America's most remarkable war. With virtually no counter insurgency doctrine, no knowledge of the Philippine Islands, no training in COIN and against a ideologically prepared and well entrenched foe the US military managed to make all or almost all the right moves. It makes one wonder if the main result of training for war is to prevent innovation when it is called for.

One of the interesting aspects of this war was it's limited scope. Most of the Philippines were quiet during most of the war. After understanding that a modern reader may look at Afghanistan or Iraq and wonder at how much is not happening.

One problem I had with the book is that there was no adequate summation dealing with the cost of the war. No final casualties figures were presented (if memory serves). It would have been nice if the memory of the men who fought there received more recognition than they have, after all they did preform a military miracle for this country.

I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in counter insurgency.
good book.
It is an excellently detailed account of the war. The author has made an indept study of the military tactics used by both sides. I would have liked more details about the composition of the various American military units and their attitudes toward serving in the Philippines. Other wise Dr. Linn wrote a book worth reading given our current state of affairs as regards fighting wars of choice and the divisive influence they have on the American people.