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The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War - James Bradley
The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War
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In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Howard Taft on the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in history to Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea. Roosevelt's glamorous twenty-one year old daughter Alice served as mistress of the cruise, which included... show more
In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Howard Taft on the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in history to Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea. Roosevelt's glamorous twenty-one year old daughter Alice served as mistress of the cruise, which included senators and congressmen. On this trip, Taft concluded secret agreements in Roosevelt's name.In 2005, a century later, James Bradley traveled in the wake of Roosevelt's mission and discovered what had transpired in Honolulu, Tokyo, Manila, Beijing and Seoul.In 1905, Roosevelt was bully-confident and made secret agreements that he though would secure America's westward push into the Pacific. Instead, he lit the long fuse on the Asian firecrackers that would singe America's hands for a century.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316008952 (0316008958)
ASIN: 316008958
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 387
Edition language: English
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3.0 The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War
James Bradley's sole qualification to write history is that his father was one of the flag-bearers on the iconic 'Marines raising Old Glory on Iwo Jima' photograph. His lack of professional training unfortunately results in some tendency to the "elites were busy signing secret agreements" historiogr...
Books2day
Books2day rated it
1.0 The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War
I'm about halfway through and can't stand anymore. The author is working overtime to discredit TR as a racist and supremist which is total nonsense. The only thing worse than a badly researched and politically biased history book is that so many people will blindly read it and accept all the inaccur...
The Surly Dragon
The Surly Dragon rated it
Excellent! (Sorry for the short review, I'll edit later, but if this time period interests you- READ IT.)
Lost in the Stacks
Lost in the Stacks rated it
4.0
An excellent introduction to the history of American Foreign Policy in Asia.
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