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I Can Be Your Hero: A tale of intrigue, romance, and war on the high seas Clark Wilkins

I Can Be Your Hero: A tale of intrigue, romance, and war on the high seas

Clark Wilkins

Published April 30th 2014
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On February 15, 1898, the American battleship, Maine, while protecting the American consulate on the Spanish island of Cuba, exploded and sank with the loss of nearly three hundred lives. It was the beginning of the Spanish-American War. Just fourMoreOn February 15, 1898, the American battleship, Maine, while protecting the American consulate on the Spanish island of Cuba, exploded and sank with the loss of nearly three hundred lives. It was the beginning of the Spanish-American War. Just four days later the pride of the Spanish Navy, the battle cruiser Vizcaya, under the command of Captain Don Antonio Eulate, boldly entered New York harbor where he fearlessly faced down a mob of thousands of protesters and then defiantly turned his guns upon the mayor’s office. Sensationalized by the world’s press as a humiliation of the United States, the American Navy’s hunt for the daring captain of the Vizcaya would become the longest sea chase in U.S. history. It would see one American admiral’s health ruined and another resign in disgrace. A Congressional Medal of Honor would be won and two lost. This is the story of the Vizcaya and her handsome, daring commander, possibly one of the greatest Spanish officers that ever lived, of the two American admirals who competed with each other for his capture, and of the headstrong young woman who followed after him, fell in love with him and, in the end, betrayed him. It is a tale of pursuit, deception, political intrigue and romance spanning nearly fifteen thousand miles and three continents.