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The true flag : Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, ... Read More

Kinzer, Stephen.(Author).
Petkoff, Robert,(narrator.).

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Kirtland Community College Library E 713 .K56 2016 CD 30775305530827 Audiobooks Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781427288882
  • ISBN: 1427288887
  • Physical Description: 9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 ... Read More
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2017]
  • Distributor: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2017]

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Formatted Contents Note:
White and peaceful wings -- There may be an ... Read More
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Robert Petkoff, introduction read by the ... Read More
Summary, etc.:
How should the United States act in the world? ... Read More
Subject: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 > Political and social views.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
United States > Foreign relations > 1897-1901.
United States > Politics and government > 1897-1901.
United States > Foreign relations > 1901-1909.
United States > Politics and government > 1901-1909.
Spanish-American War, 1898 > Influence.
Spanish-American War, 1898 > Public opinion.
Imperialism > History > 19th century.
Imperialism > History > 20th century.
United States > Territorial expansion.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Summary: How should the United States act in the world? Americans cannot decide. Sometimes we burn with righteous anger, launching foreign wars and deposing governments. Then we retreat -- until the cycle begins again. No matter how often we debate this question, none of what we say is original. Every argument is a pale shadow of the first and greatest debate, which erupted more than a century ago. Its themes resurface every time Americans argue whether to intervene in a foreign country. Stephen Kinzer transports us to the dawn of the twentieth century, when the United States first found itself with the chance to dominate faraway lands. That prospect thrilled some Americans. It horrified others. Their debate gripped the nation. The country's best-known political and intellectual leaders took sides. Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and William Randolph Hearst pushed for imperial expansion; Mark Twain, Booker T. Washington, and Andrew Carnegie preached restraint. Only once before -- in the period when the United States was founded -- have so many brilliant Americans so eloquently debated a question so fraught with meaning for all humanity.

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