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The Resource The true flag : Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the birth of American empire, Stephen Kinzer

The true flag : Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the birth of American empire, Stephen Kinzer

Label
The true flag : Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the birth of American empire
Title
The true flag
Title remainder
Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the birth of American empire
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Kinzer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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."--Jacket flap
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kinzer, Stephen
Dewey number
327.73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E713
LC item number
.K56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Twain, Mark
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Spanish-American War, 1898
  • Spanish-American War, 1898
  • Imperialism
  • Imperialism
  • United States
Label
The true flag : Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the birth of American empire, Stephen Kinzer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- White and peaceful wings -- There may be an explosion -- The great day of my life -- Islands or canned goods -- If they resist, what shall we do? -- Stinkpot -- I turn green in bed at midnight -- What a choice for a patriotic American! -- The Constitution does not apply -- You will get used to it -- The deep hurt
Control code
ocn983562125
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250159687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983562125
Label
The true flag : Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the birth of American empire, Stephen Kinzer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- White and peaceful wings -- There may be an explosion -- The great day of my life -- Islands or canned goods -- If they resist, what shall we do? -- Stinkpot -- I turn green in bed at midnight -- What a choice for a patriotic American! -- The Constitution does not apply -- You will get used to it -- The deep hurt
Control code
ocn983562125
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250159687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983562125

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