Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Imperial Cruise by James Bradley Review and Giveaway (Closed)

Description:
On the success of his two bestselling books about World War II, James Bradley began to wonder what the real catalyst was for the Pacific War. What he discovered shocked him.

In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Taft, his daughter Alice, and a gaggle of congressmen on a mission to Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea with the intent of forging an agreement to divide up Asia. This clandestine pact lit the fuse that would-decades later-result in a number of devastating wars: WWII, the Korean War, and the communist revolution in China.

In 2005, James Bradley retraced that epic voyage and discovered the remarkable truth about America's vast imperial past. Full of fascinating characters brought brilliantly to life, The Imperial Cruise will powerfully revise the way we understand U.S. history.

I love James Bradley's historical Non-Fiction.  I love history so his books are right up my alley and so is this one. This book is an essential read for Americans, Japanese, and almost anyone else. This book tells about Teddy Roosevelt in a totally different manner than I was used to. It was quite thought provoking to say the least. 
Bradley does not go easy on America or Teddy Roosevelt.  Instead, he portrays the "hidden history" that most Americans do not know about.  It is very well written and keeps the readers interest through out. Mr Bradley has a definite point of view but it does not taint the historical facts
  

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I received no monetary compensation for this review. I received a review copy of this book. All opinions expressed in this review are MY opinions. 



   

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