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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

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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
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Language
eng
Summary
The bestselling author of Overthrow and The Brothers brings to life the forgotten political debate that set America's interventionist course in the world for the twentieth century and beyond. 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. Revealing a piece of forgotten history in The True Flag, 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. All Americans, regardless of political perspective, can take inspiration from the titans who faced off in this epic confrontation. Their words are amazingly current. Every argument over America's role in the world grows from this one. It all starts here
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BLACP
Dewey number
327.73009/034
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
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Read by Robert Petkoff, introduction read by the author
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not applicable
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The true flag : Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the birth of American Empire, Stephen Kinzer
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  • Title from container
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unknown
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967514605
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781427288882
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
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plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781427288882
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
40c7qh
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)967514605
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
The true flag : Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the birth of American Empire, Stephen Kinzer
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967514605
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427288882
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781427288882
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
40c7qh
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)967514605
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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