The China Mirage

  • by James Bradley
  • Narrated by Pete Larkin
  • 12 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of Flags of Our Fathers, Flyboys, and The Imperial Cruise, a spellbinding history of turbulent US-China relations from the nineteenth 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 US-Chinese relations to this day.

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A must read/hear

Hard to stop listening as myths were debunked with credible facts presented in detail making the book easy listening.
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- Ben Nelson

The great USA can't seem to learn from the past

The mistakes we made in China back then are the same mistakes we have made in the middle east recently. It's sad our leaders aren't informed well enough to not make the same mistake twice.
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- Jaime L Parady

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-21-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio