The Imperial Cruise by James Bradley audiobook

The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War

By James Bradley
Read by Richard Poe

Hachette Book Group
9.07 Hours 1
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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, and 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.

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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, and 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“For readers under the impression that history is the story of good guys and bad guys, and that Americans are always the former, this book could be useful medicine.” USA Today
“Startling enough to reshape conventional wisdom about Roosevelt’s presidency.” New York Times

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Author Bio: James Bradley

Author Bio: James Bradley

James Bradley is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Flyboys and Flags of Our Fathers, among other books, and is the son of one of the men who raised the American flag on Iwo Jima. He is also the founder of the James Bradley Peace Foundation.

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English