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2009 "First Edition: November 2009" stated; Little, Brown and Company publishers, New York; hardbound in ash grey and black boards with white bold lettering along spine; Pacific Ocean maps inside boards; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.


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In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Taft, his gun-toting daughter Alice and a gaggle of congressmen on a mission to Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea. There, they would quietly forge a series of agreements that divided up Asia. At the time, Roosevelt was bully-confident about America's future on the continent. But these secret pacts lit the fuse that would--decades later--result in a number of devastating wars: WWII, the Korean War, the communist revolution in China. One hundred years later, James Bradley retraces that epic voyage and discovers the remarkable truth about America's vast imperial past--and its world-shaking consequences. Full of fascinating characters and brilliantly told, The Imperial Cruise will forever reshape the way we understand U.S. history.


  • History repeating
  • Civilization follows the Sun
  • Benevolent intentions
  • Pacific Negroes
  • Haoles
  • Honorary Aryans
  • Playing Roosevelt's game
  • The Japanese Monroe Doctrine for Asia
  • The imperial cruise
  • Roosevelt's open and closed doors
  • Incognito in Japan
  • Sellout in Seoul
  • Following the Sun

The Imperial Cruise, A Secret History of Empire and War by James Bradley

SKU: BS91d
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