November 8, 2010
November 8, 2010
On the success of his two bestselling books about World War II, James Bradley began to wonder what the real catalyst was for the Pacific War. What he discovered shocked him.
In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Taft, his daughter Alice, and a gaggle of congressmen on a mission to Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea with the intent of forging an agreement to divide up Asia. This clandestine pact lit the fuse that would-decades later-result in a number of devastating wars: WWII, the Korean War, and the communist revolution in China.
In 2005, James Bradley retraced that epic voyage and discovered the remarkable truth about America's vast imperial past. Full of fascinating characters brought brilliantly to life, The Imperial Cruise will powerfully revise the way we understand U.S. history.
In IMPERIAL CRUISE, James Bradley, author of the bestselling FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS and FLYBOYS--both about World War II--moves to an earlier era to write about a series of actions that helped set the stage for that war. In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt dispatched a team of politicians--including his secretary of war, future president William Howard Taft--to Asia in order to set in motion a series of secret agreements that drastically advanced America's dominance on the world stage. Bradley explores the idea that American imperialism began with this voyage, and takes a close look at its implications throughout the 20th century and into the 21st.
- Genre: History
- Subgenre: United States / 20th Century, Military / Naval
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: James Bradley
- Online Item #: 13010537
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0933
- ISBN: 9780316014007
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported