Sunday, December 13, 2009

THE IMPERIAL CRUISE AUDIO BOOK GIVEAWAY

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THE IMPERIAL CRUISE

A Secret History of Empire and War
By James Bradley
Read by Richard Poe

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:

In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Taft, his gun-toting daughter Alice and a gaggle of congressmen on a mission to Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea. There, they would quietly forge a series of agreements that divided up Asia. At the time, Roosevelt was bully-confident about America's future on the continent. But these secret pacts lit the fuse that would-decades later-result in a number of devastating wars: WWII, the Korean War, the communist revolution in China. One hundred years later, James Bradley retraces that epic voyage and discovers the remarkable truth about America's vast imperial past-and its world-shaking consequences. Full of fascinating characters and brilliantly told, THE IMPERIAL CRUISE will forever reshape the way we understand U.S. history.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

I was born in Wisconsin surrounded by a loving family of ten and loved swimming in cold lakes. When I was a boy I read an article by former president Harry Truman recommending historical biographies for young readers. His reasoning was that it was easy to follow the storyline of someone’s life, and they would absorb the history of the times on the journey. History soon became my favorite subject and I have been an active reader all my life.
TO READ THE REST ABOUT JAMES BRADLEY, SEE LAST WEEK'S EARLIER POST OF THE GIVEAWAY OF THE BOOK OF THE IMPERIAL CRUISE HERE!

MY REVIEW:

THE IMPERIAL CRUISE: A Secret History of Empire and War by James Bradley is a fascinating book whether you read it yourself or listen to Richard Poe read it on the audio book. See my full review of THE IMPERIAL CRUISE for the book, and the audio book, coming up soon....with more entries for both.


AN AUDIO BOOK GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE
THREE COPIES OF THIS AMAZING
AUDIO BOOK TO GIVE AWAY.



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41 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I'm having trouble thinking of a book that featured a boat and all I can think of is The Life of Pi. I hope that works for an entry! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

One of my favorite books about a boat or ship is Nelson's Trafalgar by Roy Adkins. I learned so much that was fascinating! Please enter me!

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rubynreba said...

The only one I can think of is Titanic!
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Bethie said...

The only book that I can recall about a ship is A Night to Remember about the Titanic.

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Stacie said...

The first one that comes to mind is No Greater Love by Danielle Steele.

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I follow.

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justpeachy36 said...

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I had a hard time thinking of a book that had a boat or a ship in it. However, I finally remembered that I read a classic book by Richard Jefferies called "After London" in which the main character makes his own boat and tries to sail to end of the known world.... very interesting.

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Brimful Curiosities said...

Do kids books count. We have read Tugga-Tugga Tugboat by Kevin Lewis and I'm Mighty! by Kate Mcmullan. I was interested to see that the author was born in WI.

Pricilla said...

The Count of Monte Cristo...Edmund Dantes was a sailor. It's my very favorite book.
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Denny, Alaska said...

Interesting coincidence, I'm reading a book on the "Mayflower" at present!
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Glenn said...

I read a book called The Last Run about guys that got stranded at sea after their commercial fishing boat went under after hitting a storm. Thanks for the giveaway.

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g.g. said...

During the craze over the movie, I read a couple of books about the Titanic but don't remember the titles

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nfmgirl said...

I can't really think of a book about a boat. All I can think of is the romance book Shanna, which had them traveling by ship.

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Benita said...

I read a book about the Titanic. The book was great, but unfortunately I don't remember the title.

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Angie said...

I read A Perfect Storm

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Rebecca Graham said...

I read a fiction book about a ship written by Clive Cussler and it was so long ago that I can't remember the name of it.

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Deb K said...

No Greater Love by Danielle Steele is the only one I can think of right now too.


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dsandyboy said...

Count me in.

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FrankSandy said...

Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

FrankSandy said...

I'm a follower. walkerd@primus.ca

FrankSandy said...

I'm not sure that I have ever read a book about a boat or set on a boat. walkerd@primus.ca

Susan said...

Like bermudaonion, I also read The Life of Pi, much of which takes place on a boat.

Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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Susan said...

I'm a new follower via Google Friend Connect!

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CherylS22 said...

I've read many books by Clive Cussler that involve ships - "Valhalla Rising", "Deep Six" to name a few.

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CherylS22 said...

I follow in GFC
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DCMetroreader said...

I've read books on The Titanic.

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Nancye said...

I have read a book about the Titanic by Robert Ballard, not sure of the title.

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