The Imperial Cruise: A True Story of Empire and War

Author(s): James Bradley


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. Full of fascinating characters and brilliantly told, THE IMPERIAL CRUISE will forever reshape the way we understand U.S. history.

Product Information

James Bradley is the author of the NYT bestsellers Flyboys and Flags of Our Fathers and the son of one of the men who raised the American flag on Iwo Jima. He lives in New York.

General Fields

  • : 9780316014007
  • : Little, Brown
  • : Grand Central Publishing
  • : 0.37
  • : December 2010
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United States
  • : January 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James Bradley
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 327.730509041
  • : 608
  • : 24pp of b/w photos