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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 : 47,9 Mb
Total Download : 348

"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 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 : 48,5 Mb
Total Download : 988

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


Flyboys Author by : James Bradley
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2003-09-30
Publisher by : Little, Brown
ISBN : 0759508321
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Total Download : 496

The classic New York Times bestselling story of heroism and sacrifice--by the author of Flags of Our Fathers, The Imperial Cruise, and The China Mirage. This acclaimed bestseller brilliantly illuminates a hidden piece of World War II history as it tells the harrowing true story of nine American airmen shot down in the Pacific. One of them, George H. W. Bush, was miraculously rescued. What happened to the other eight remained a secret for almost 60 years. After the war, the American and Japanese governments conspired to cover up the shocking truth, and not even the families of the airmen were i
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Politics In China

Politics In China Author by : F. Mengin
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-09-27
Publisher by : Springer
ISBN : 9781137117687
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Total Download : 725

Faced with the usual list of paradoxes that plague our views of China: it is a communist regime with a capitalist economy; an authoritarian state with an entrepreneurial spirit; a unified nation with tendencies toward fragmentation, the contributions to this volume work to go beyond them and to seek new paths to understanding China. To do so, the essays avoid the conventional approaches toward Chinese politics that focus on either evolutionist (culturally bound) or functionalist (role bound) issues. Rather than separate state from society, these essays explore how the interweaving of these dif
Category: Political Science
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