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The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War

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In 1905, President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Howard Taft on the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in history to Hawaii, Japan ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
shep

VERY IMPORTANT READ

by shep on Nov 20, 2011

this work is important, especially for those gringos who think they are at all informed re: U.S. history.... I'm reminded of the title, Lies My Teacher Told Me, and how much mis/dis information most of us have been spoon fed. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE CIA AND GOLDMAN SACHS or you're blind to any ... More

JoeM

Interesting,but somewhat biased and gossipy

by JoeM on Oct 13, 2011

This book provides a counterbalance to the starry eyed, patriotic accounts of the exploits of Theodore Roosevelt. However, it descends to petty personal smears, neglecting to frame his attitudes within the culture of the time. The personality of Taft is analysed through a pop-psychology lens. More

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