- Back Bay Books
The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia
- James Bradley
- Back Bay Books
- 8.2 X 5.4 X 1.1 inches
- 0.9 pounds
- History > Asia - China
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 of Appomattox to the age of the A-Bomb, The China Mirage explores a difficult century that defines U.S.-Chinese relations to this day.
James Bradley is a New York Times number one best-selling author of four books on Pacific history. Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood made the movie of his first book, Flags of Our Fathers. James has been traveling in and learning about Asia since 1974, when he attended Sophia University in Tokyo.
America’s best-selling Pacific historian, James’ first book, Flags of Our Fathers, chronicled the lives of the boys who raised the flag on Iwo Jima; his second, Flyboys, detailed the air war in the Pacific and the dramatic story of George Herbert Walker Bush’s close escape from capture and death; his third, The Imperial Cruise, tells the story of how President Theodore Roosevelt promoted the Japanese Monroe Doctrine for Asia; and his fourth, The China Mirage, tells of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s attitudes towards China in the lead-up to World War II in the Pacific.
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