The Top 20 Best-Selling Titles… #20

UPK is thrilled to be celebrating our seventy-fifth anniversary, and we’d like to invite our supporters to celebrate along with us. Since our founding in 1946, we’ve published nearly 1,000 books. To celebrate seventy-five years of publishing excellence, we’re counting down our Top 20 best-selling titles. Stay tuned as we make our way to our top seller…

20. The Philippine War, 1899-1902 by Brian McAllister Linn

Brian McAllister Linn provides a definitive treatment of military operations in the Philippines. From the pitched battles of the early war to the final campaigns against guerrillas, Linn traces the entire course of the conflict. More than an overview of Filipino resistance and US pacification, this is a detailed study of the fighting in the “boondocks.”

In addition to presenting a detailed military history of the war, Linn challenges previous interpretations. Rather than being a clash of armies or societies, the war was a series of regional struggles that differed greatly from island to island. By shifting away from the narrow focus on one or two provinces to encompass the entire archipelago, Linn offers a more thorough understanding of the entire war.

Winner: Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award

“A thoughtful, deeply researched, and well-written work about a war that teaches much about the nature of revolutionary warfare—even today.” —Foreign Affairs

“The definitive study of this often-misunderstood war.” —Parameters