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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, 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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subject_facet East Asia -- Foreign relations -- United States
Imperialism -- History -- 20th century
Japan -- Foreign relations -- United States
Roosevelt, Theodore, -- 1858-1919
Roosevelt, Theodore, -- 1858-1919 -- Political and social views
Taft, William H. -- (William Howard), -- 1857-1930
United States -- Foreign relations -- East Asia
United States -- Foreign relations -- Japan
United States -- History, Naval -- 20th century
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title_display The imperial cruise : a secret history of empire and war
title_full The Imperial Cruise A Secret History of Empire and War
The imperial cruise : a secret history of empire and war / James Bradley
title_short The imperial cruise :
title_sub a secret history of empire and war
topic_facet Cruise, 1905
Foreign relations
History
History, Naval
Imperialism
Military
Nonfiction
Political and social views
Roosevelt, Theodore
Taft, William H