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The imperial cruise : a secret history of empire and war

Summary: 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.--From the publisher.

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  • ISBN: 0316014001 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780316014007 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0316008958
  • ISBN: 9780316008952
  • Physical Description: 387 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-373) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: History repeating -- Civilization follows the Sun -- Benevolent intentions -- Pacific Negroes -- Houles -- 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.
Subject: United States. Navy Cruise, 1905
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919 Political and social views
Taft, William H. (William Howard) 1857-1930
United States History, Naval 20th century
United States Foreign relations Japan
Japan Foreign relations United States
United States Foreign relations East Asia
East Asia Foreign relations United States
Imperialism History 20th century
Roosevelt, Theodore
Taft, William H
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