The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History Of Empire And War

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The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History Of Empire And War, Bradley, James. Published by Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2009. First Edition/First Printing. Gray boards with 1/4 black spine; silver spine titles, endpaper maps. 387p. b&w maps, drawings & photo illustrations. Acknowledgments. Notes. Index. Text block in pristine, unread condition; very tiny bump bottom front corner board; unclipped dust jacket has tiny closed tear bottom right corner. 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. 001474 $20

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