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By James Bradley

[b]From the bestselling writer of Flags of our Fathers, Flyboys, and The Imperial Cruise, a spellbinding heritage of turbulent U.S.-China kinfolk from the nineteenth century to international struggle II and Mao's ascent.
In every one of his books, James Bradley has uncovered the hidden truths in the back of America's engagement in Asia. Now comes his such a lot engrossing paintings but. starting within the 1850s, Bradley introduces us to the widespread american citizens who made their fortunes within the China opium exchange. As they---good Christians all---profitably addicted hundreds of thousands, American missionaries arrived, promising salvation if you followed Western ways.

And that used to be simply the beginning.

From drug broker Warren Delano to his grandson Franklin Delano Roosevelt, from the port of Hong Kong to the towers of Princeton collage, from the period of Appomattox to the age of the A-Bomb, THE CHINA MIRAGE explores a tricky century that defines U.S.-Chinese family to today.

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Adamic was not far wrong. With the sheer number of strikes per million workers more than tripling figures from the late 1920s and doubling those of 1930–1, 1934 marked a watershed-year in the history of US class-conflict. If rank-and-file militancy was crucial to this escalating pace of industrial battle, the violence of the struggles of 1934 was equally evident. The year opened with the New York Times complaining in February that arrests, injuries, and even deaths on picketlines were all too common.

Adamic was not far wrong. With the sheer number of strikes per million workers more than tripling figures from the late 1920s and doubling those of 1930–1, 1934 marked a watershed-year in the history of US class-conflict. If rank-and-file militancy was crucial to this escalating pace of industrial battle, the violence of the struggles of 1934 was equally evident. The year opened with the New York Times complaining in February that arrests, injuries, and even deaths on picketlines were all too common.

Revolutionary Teamsters is about people whom we now have difficulty imagining. The coupling has the ring of the oxymoronic. Indeed, it is meant to pose a question and mark it with exclamation. For in the ballroom where revolutionaries and workers routinely dance, Trotskyists, with whom this book is concerned, and teamsters, often judged the least radical of working-class tradeunionists, are not usually seen hoofing it together. They just don’t tango. If the latter are the leather-jacketed, cigarette-smoking clique gathered in the corner, demanding that all others give them a wide berth, the former are the proverbial wallflowers, metaphorically sitting alone on the sidelines.

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