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  • THE IMPERIAL CRUISE: A Secret History of Empire and War. by Bradley, James.
    Bradley, James.
    THE IMPERIAL CRUISE: A Secret History of Empire and War.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Bradley traces a 1905 voyage to Asia by Roosevelt's emissary William Howard Taft, who negotiated a secret agreement in which America and Japan recognized each other's conquests of the Philippines and Korea. (Roosevelt's flamboyant, pistol-packing daughter Alice went along to generate publicity, and Bradley highlights her antics.) Each port of call prompts a case study of American misdeeds: the brutal counterinsurgency in the Philippines; the takeover of Hawaii by American sugar barons; Roosevelt's betrayal of promises to protect Korea, which greenlighted Japanese expansionism and thus makes him responsible for Pearl Harbor. Bradley explores the racist underpinnings of Roosevelt's policies and paradoxical embrace of the Japanese as Honorary…

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    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Bradley traces a 1905 voyage to Asia by Roosevelt's emissary William Howard Taft, who negotiated a secret agreement in which America and Japan recognized each other's conquests of the Philippines and Korea. (Roosevelt's flamboyant, pistol-packing daughter Alice went along to generate publicity, and Bradley highlights her antics.) Each port of call prompts a case study of American misdeeds: the brutal counterinsurgency in the Philippines; the takeover of Hawaii by American sugar barons; Roosevelt's betrayal of promises to protect Korea, which greenlighted Japanese expansionism and thus makes him responsible for Pearl Harbor. Bradley explores the racist underpinnings of Roosevelt's policies and paradoxical embrace of the Japanese as Honorary Aryans. Bradley's critique of Rooseveltian imperialism is compelling but unbalanced." Maps, photographs, notes, index. Map endpapers. 387 pp. ISBN: 9780316008952.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 62138
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  • Dumond, Dwight Lowell
    ROOSEVELT TO ROOSEVELT: The United States in the Twentieth Century.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1937.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A history of the early years of the twentieth century, focusing on the changes - both in policies and in attitudes - that occurred in the years between the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Written originally for college students, this remains an interesting overview of the era. Bibliography, index. 585 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Good overall in blue cloth, no dj (underlining on just a few pages.)

    Book ID: 44690
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  • THE BIG BURN: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America. by Egan, Timothy.
    Egan, Timothy.
    THE BIG BURN: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2010). Gripping account by this National Book Award winning author of the worst wild fire in the history of the United States. ÑA wind-swept wildfire that began on August 20, 1910, and consumed three million acres of forest in Idaho, Montana and Washington in just 36 hours. But paradoxically, this forest fire was the event that cemented the heroism of the young Forest Service (only 5 years old at the time) in the public mind and galvanized Teddy Roosevelt's campaign for public lands. Winner of the 2010 Washington State Book Award for history. Map, photographs, notes on sources, index. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-618-968415.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 78482
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  • NECESSARY FRAUD: Progressive Reform and Utah Coal. by Taniguchi, Nancy J.
    Taniguchi, Nancy J.
    NECESSARY FRAUD: Progressive Reform and Utah Coal.

    Edition: First printing.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket "In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the State of Utah was the federal choice for what was intended to be a definitive antitrust suit aimed at quelling the power of western railroads over coal lands in the diminishing public domain. . . a legal history of land fraud in Utah's turn-of-the-century coal fields that intertwines national, regional, and local events. Necessary Fraud transcends parachialism to become a compelling exposition on the era of progressive reform. . . [which] reveals for the first time the depth of involvement of both the state of Utah and the Mormon Church in the land frauds."…

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    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket "In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the State of Utah was the federal choice for what was intended to be a definitive antitrust suit aimed at quelling the power of western railroads over coal lands in the diminishing public domain. . . a legal history of land fraud in Utah's turn-of-the-century coal fields that intertwines national, regional, and local events. Necessary Fraud transcends parachialism to become a compelling exposition on the era of progressive reform. . . [which] reveals for the first time the depth of involvement of both the state of Utah and the Mormon Church in the land frauds." Warmly INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Volume Three in the series Legal History of North America. Map, photographs, notes, selected bibliography, index. xvi, 319 pp. ISBN: 0-8061-28186.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59142
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  • EMPIRE. by Vidal, Gore.
    Vidal, Gore.
    EMPIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic historical novel of America at the end of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth - the aftermath of the Spanish American war, the era known as the Gilded Age. 486 pp. ISBN: 0-394-561236.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 39685
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  • EMPIRE. by Vidal, Gore.
    Vidal, Gore.
    EMPIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic historical novel of America at the end of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth - the aftermath of the Spanish American war, the era known as the Gilded Age. 486 pp. ISBN: 0-394-561236.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (binding 'over-opened' before half title page, some sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 39686
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