The Spanish-American War of 1898 lasted only a few months’ time, but it had an indelible influence on America’s place on the world stage. Discover this important moment in history through the lens of the most famous regiment of the era: the Rough Riders, a crew of volunteer soldiers led by an ambitious colonel named Theodore Roosevelt.
Clay Risen is a senior staff editor for the New York Times op-ed section and the author of The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century. Douglas Brinkley (moderator), presidential historian for CNN and the New-York Historical Society, is the author of The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America.
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