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The Imperial Cruise - A Secret History of Empire and War (2009)
Front Cover Book Details
Genre Non-Fiction
Subject Imperialism - History
Publication Date 11/24/2009
Format Hardcover (9.6 x 6.3 mm)
Publisher Little Brown & Company
Language English
Extras Dust Jacket; Dust Jacket Cover
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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Store Barnes & Noble
Purchase Price $16.45
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Links Library of Congress
Product Details
LoC Classification VA58.B69 2009
Dewey 359.4
ISBN 9780316008952
Edition [1st ed.]
Cover Price $29.99
No. of Pages 400
First Edition Yes
Rare No
$15.29 + 1.16 tax