The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia

The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia

by James Bradley

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From the bestselling author of Flags of our Fathers, Flyboys, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316196666
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 944,906
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

James Bradley is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Imperial Cruise, Flyboys, and Flags of Our Fathers, and a son of one of the men who raised the American flag on Iwo Jima.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

1 Old China, New China 13

2 Win the Leaders; Win China 37

3 The Japanese Monroe Doctrine for Asia 51

4 The Noble Chinese Peasant 85

5 The China Lobby 133

6 The First Wise Man's New China 169

7 Washington Warriors 195

8 Secret Executive Air War in Asia 221

9 A War Over Oil 245

10 Asleep at the Wheel 275

11 The Mandate of Heaven 297

12 Who Lost China? 329

13 The China Mirage 363

Copyright Acknowledgments 373

Acknowledgments 375

Notes 377

Index 405

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