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To win congressional support for new battleship construction Theodore Roosevelt set out to garner public support in spectacular fashion. He would stage grand naval demonstrations—including the Great White Fleet's cruise.
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Dr. Bogle is an associate professor of history at the U.S. Naval Academy and the author of The Pentagon's Battle for the American Mind: The Early Cold War (2004). Her monograph concerning Theodore Roosevelt's use of publicity and modern sociological principles to convince the American public of the need to acquire an offensive fleet is under contract with Texas A&M Press.
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