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The Imperial Cruise

Audiobook

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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Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781607880219
  • File size: 261774 KB
  • Release date: November 1, 2009
  • Duration: 09:05:21

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781607880219
  • File size: 261808 KB
  • Release date: November 24, 2009
  • Duration: 09:05:21
  • Number of parts: 8


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History Nonfiction

Languages

English

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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