The Imperial Cruise - A Secret History of Empire and War

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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 , the , , and . There, they would quietly forge a series of agreements that divided up . At the time, Roosevelt was bully-confident about '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, the communist revolution in .
One hundred years later, James Bradley retraces that epic voyage and discovers the remarkable truth about '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 history
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