The Imperial Cruise. A Secret History Or Empire And War

Bradley James

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Little Brown And Co
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 2009
Edition: First Edition

Description: 387 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: 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.

ISBN: 9780316072687

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