The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 52, July 1948 - April, 1949

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

were desperately needed, but to argue that there is a closer rela-
tionship between socialism and peace than between capitalism
and peace seems to be an argument without factual foundation.
Socialism has come in Russia but there is no real democracy.
There is no proof that the people are better provided than they
would be under an intelligent capitalistic system, nor is there
proof that the people are any more devoted to peace. In Russia
we have socialism with modern gangsters as its directors, and
who can gainsay that Russia is the agitator of our present inter-
national crisis.
Notwithstanding this final peroration, Years of Crisis is worth
the time of any person who wants a clearer picture of the impor-
tant period from 1919 to 1945. It is hoped that the author will
continue his study but limit his writing to the presentation and
interpretation of historical events.
WILSON H. ELKINS
College of Mines
Admiral Dewey and the Manila Campaign. By Commander
Nathan Sargent. Washington (Naval Historical Founda-
tion), 1947. Pp. xvi+ 128. Illustrations. $3.0o.
The value of this work lies largely in the fact that it is the
only comprehensive relation of Admiral Dewey's naval victory
in the Spanish-American War. Admiral Dewey sent rather sketchy
reports to the Navy Department during his tour of duty as com-
mander-in-chief of the Asiatic Station; thus the official documents
concerning the Battle of Manila and the fall of the city are
extremely unsatisfactory from the historian's viewpoint. Fortu-
nately, however, on his return to Washington in the latter part
of 1899, Admiral Dewey set his aide, Commander Nathan Sar-
gent, to work writing a comprehensive account of the Manila
campaign using as sources the official documents available in the
Navy Department and personal notes and recollections of Ad-
miral Dewey and other officers who took part in the campaign.
The work was completed some time in 1904 and was approved
by the Admiral. It was not published, however, and remained in
the hands of the Dewey family after the Admiral's death. In 1944
the Admiral's son, George G. Dewey, allowed Laurin H. Healy

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