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The China Mirage

The China Mirage Author by : James Bradley
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015-04-21
Publisher by : Little, Brown
ISBN : 9780316196666
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Total Download : 285

"Bradley is sharp and rueful, and a voice for a more seasoned, constructive vision of our international relations with East Asia." --Christian Science Monitor James Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans--including FDR's grandfather, Warren Delano--who in the 1800s made their fortunes in the China opium trade. Meanwhile, American missionaries sought a myth: noble Chinese peasants eager to Westernize. The media propagated this mirage, and FDR believed that supporting Chiang Kai-shek would make China America's best friend in Asia. But Chiang was on his way out and when Mao Zedong inste
Category: History

The China Mirage

The China Mirage Author by : James Bradley
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015-04-21
Publisher by : Hachette UK
ISBN : 9780316196666
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Total Download : 382

"Bradley is sharp and rueful, and a voice for a more seasoned, constructive vision of our international relations with East Asia." --Christian Science Monitor James Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans--including FDR's grandfather, Warren Delano--who in the 1800s made their fortunes in the China opium trade. Meanwhile, American missionaries sought a myth: noble Chinese peasants eager to Westernize. The media propagated this mirage, and FDR believed that supporting Chiang Kai-shek would make China America's best friend in Asia. But Chiang was on his way out and when Mao Zedong inste
Category: History

China Mirage C

China Mirage C Author by : James Bradley
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015
Publisher by : Little Brown
ISBN : 0316336173
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Total Download : 375

In each of his books, James Bradley has exposed the hidden truths behind America's engagement in Asia. Now comes his most engrossing work yet. Beginning in the 1850s, Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans who made their fortunes in the China opium trade. As they - good Christians all - profitably addicted millions, American missionaries arrived, promising salvation for those who adopted Western ways. And that was just the beginning. From drug dealer Warren Delano to his grandson Franklin Delano Roosevelt, from the port of Hong Kong to the towers of Princeton University, from the era
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The Imperial Cruise

The Imperial Cruise Author by : James Bradley
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2009-11-24
Publisher by : Little, Brown
ISBN : 0316039667
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Total Download : 244

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 s
Category: History
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