Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Book Giveaway of The Imperial Cruise by James Bradley

Little Brown & Company is generously sponsoring a giveaway of 3 copies of this interesting account of the beginnings of the US imperial presence in Asia.  I admit to having a particular interest in the topic since the book touches on the period when the United States held the Philippines as a colony.

The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War
The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War by James Bradley

The blurb:
On the success of his two bestselling books about World War II, James  Bradley began to wonder what the real catalyst was for the Pacific War.  What he discovered shocked him.

In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Taft, his daughter Alice,  and a gaggle of congressmen on a mission to Japan, the Philippines,  China, and Korea with the intent of forging an agreement to divide up Asia. This clandestine pact lit the fuse that would-decades
later-result in a number of devastating wars: WWII, the Korean War, and the communist revolution in China.

In 2005, James Bradley retraced that epic voyage and discovered the remarkable truth about America's vast imperial past. Full of fascinating characters brought brilliantly to life, The Imperial Cruise will powerfully revise the way we understand U.S. history.

About the Author:
James Bradley is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Flyboys and Flags of Our Fathers and the son of one of the men who raised the American flag on Iwo Jima. He lives in New York.

To enter, please share which period in US history you find most fascinating.  

1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
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3. One entry per person and only one winner per household.

The contest is limited to US and Canada. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on December 1, 2010.


  1. The Civil War is the most fascinating period.
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  2. Please enter me in contest. Sounds like a very interesting read.

  3. I'd love to win this!


  4. I love to read about the Civil War era. I have to admit, though, that The Imperial Cruise is a book that I have wanted to win. When I visited Japan as a Japan Memorial Fund Scholar, one Japanese teacher hit a nerve with me when he said that our American schools did not teach about peace. He was wrong, but I would have liked to have had a better argument.

    Thank you,


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  6. I think the WWII era was the most much happened.
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  7. WWII is definitely the most fascinating period of US history. I love historical books and love to read and discuss them with my friends. Would love to read this.
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  8. I've always been fascinated with the settling of the west. I was a big Little House on the Prairie fan. Heh.

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