James Bradley - THE CHINA MIRAGE

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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
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The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316196673
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little Brown and Company - April 21st, 2015


From the bestselling author of Flags of our FathersFlyboys, and The Imperial Cruise, a spellbinding history of turbulent U.S.-China relations from the 19th century to World War II and Mao's ascent.

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.