On July 28, 1915, U.S. Marines and bluejackets from the armored cruiser Washington were landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for the purpose of "preventing further rioting and for the protection of foreigners' lives and property." Thus began a military occupation of nearly 20 years. Intervention! begins with a broad overview of Haitian history leading to President Woodrow Wilson's order to land U.S. forces and occupy the Western Hemisphere's second-oldest republic. It tells the fascinating story of a long, frustrating and politically divisive exercise in nation building (one of many yet to come) that ended in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first term.
|Publisher:||Evening Post Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Commander Richard L. Schreadley, U.S. Navy (Ret.) enlisted in the Navy in 1949. He was commissioned through the ranks and is a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. His naval assignments included three commands at sea and a year "in country" during the Vietnam War. He has a Bachelors degree in liberal arts from Dickinson College, and two masters and a PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. After retirement from the Navy, he worked as a reporter for the Charleston, South Carolina newspapers, where he advanced to become editor of the Charleston Evening Post, and executive editor of that paper and its sister publication The News and Courier. He retired from the papers in 1989 to pursue other interests as a writer. In addition to Intervention! he is the author of two other books: From the Rivers to the Sea, The U.S. Navy in Vietnam, and Valor and Virtue, the Washington Light Infantry in Peace and in War. His columns and articles have been published in the Naval Institute's Proceedings and in its annual Naval Review issue. He still writes regularly for The Post and Courier in Charleston.