The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War

Written by:
James Bradley
Narrated by:
Richard Poe

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
17
Narrator
1
Release Date
November 2009
Duration
9 hours 0 minutes
Summary
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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Jonathon S.

It was very good as far as information goes. It is a little slow, but still good.

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MissKate

Historically interesting, but exceeding slow listening

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Connie

This book reveals a side of Teddy Roosevelt that I was unaware of. Very disturbing to hear he was a fierce racist, that he used his own insecurities to promote war, and terrible brutalities on other nations to pursue his own agenda. His cold treatment of his daughter Alice by his first wife, warps her psyche and the choices she makes. Had people knew of his true nature, his secret dealings during his presidency, and the outward facade he created for public consumption, I doubt his face would be on Mt. Rushmore. A must read in my opinion.

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griffamly

An interesting book, but somewhat terrifying from the standpoint that it reportedly tells the reader all the inner-thoughts of Teddy Roosevelt and many of his cabinet members. I have always held Teddy as a hero, but it appears from this biography that he was a Machiavellian bad guy - only interested in what can promote him and his agenda.

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