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The imperial cruise: a secret history of empire and war

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Little, Brown and Co.,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
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In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Howard Taft on the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in history to Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea. Roosevelt's glamorous twenty-one year old daughter Alice served as mistress of the cruise, which included senators and congressmen. On this trip, Taft concluded secret agreements in Roosevelt's name.In 2005, a century later, James Bradley traveled in the wake of Roosevelt's mission and discovered what had transpired in Honolulu, Tokyo, Manila, Beijing and Seoul.In 1905, Roosevelt was bully-confident and made secret agreements that he though would secure America's westward push into the Pacific. Instead, he lit the long fuse on the Asian firecrackers that would singe America's hands for a century.
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subject_facet East Asia -- Foreign relations -- United States, Japan -- Foreign relations -- United States, United States -- Foreign relations -- East Asia, United States -- Foreign relations -- Japan, United States -- History, Naval -- 20th century
table_of_contents 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.
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