The Imperial Cruise

The Imperial Cruise

A Secret History of Empire and War

Audiobook CD - 2009
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Analyzes the multinational conflicts that set the stage for World War II, the Chinese communist revolution, and the Korean War, documenting Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 diplomatic mission in the Pacific through which the United States forged ill-fated covert agreements.
Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Audio, p2009
ISBN: 9781600243950
1600243959
Branch Call Number: UCD 950 BRA
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (approx. 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Poe, Richard
Hachette Audio (Firm)

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jdries
Aug 27, 2016

I'm suspecting some rewriting of history by the author as his spin directly contradicts other authors who sound more credible, like Eric Metaxas in "If you can Keep it". So I agree with the listed review.

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flemminglarsen
Jan 24, 2011

Interesting to learn about the history of not just America but also Japan, Russia, Phillipines, China and other countries in the time period (late 19th century). However, much of the focus of this books is to demonstrate the American, and especially Theodore Roosevelt's, philosophy of a Teuton/Arian/Anglo-Saxon superiority. No doubt this is true but one gets the sense that we are not getting a balanced view of the American view of the world. For example, Roosevelt was virtually his own Secretary of War and Secretary of State and made many important decisions without consulting with Congress.

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