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Very good thank you -- somebody handed me that a -- that of your book.
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History teacher when I was in high school.
Andy go high school the man who inspired my love of history.
For what you're still -- -- him he got another -- the -- have -- been here in this around.
Move stuff around and -- aren't very good about good I've been on a voyage that -- -- Veracruz those amounts of well -- as you know my dad raised the flag at Iwo jima in Detroit attitude.
Not that the peninsula microphone and -- tournament.
-- And after writing two books about World War II in the Pacific I began to wonder about the source of that huge conflicted consume millions of lives all across the Pacific and Asia.
And the explanation we're given is always Pearl Harbor but thinking that -- -- before the fire I set out to search for the original spark.
And I was shocked by what I found.
-- -- -- Well I I found that in the summer of 1905.
President Theodore Roosevelt dispatched the largest delegation to Asia in US history.
He packed a ship full of congressmen senators and administration officials.
Who -- from San Francisco to Hawaii Japan Philippines China Korea and back.
And I found that it was in the summer of 1905.
The president Theodore Roosevelt lift the long historical fuse.
And the events that we would later call World War II in the Pacific events that's what my dad from the snowy hills of northern Wisconsin.
Out to a volcano.
-- a tiny little island off the coast.
Of Japan and a little island that they called Iwo jima.
Apple's gonna -- -- yes sir secretary of war William Howard -- big -- -- 325 pounds.
Was the diplomatic leaders war ism the Nationalists under water on.
It was kind of publicly it was a publicity tour but on this on this cruise Theodore Roosevelt secretly without.
Congress knowing without the Nobel Prize committee knowing.
Agreed a secret treaty with Japan they gave them Korea this was key because Japan's and island nation and to expand into Asia they needed Korea now Theodore Roosevelt secretly gave it to him in other words.
I was shocked to find that the problem that Franklin Delano Roosevelt later dealt with in the Pacific was green lighted by Theodore Roosevelt in the summer of 1905 on this imperial cruise.
What it wouldn't you know the Roosevelt telling held -- I don't know what -- what was Franklin Delano Roosevelt's problem in the Pacific Pearl Harbor that sneak attack -- Pearl Harbor.
Was not an invasion of the United States the Japanese didn't want to go to California.
They wanted to knock out American military powers -- that they could expand into Asia it was Japanese expansionism that was the problem.
So you can imagine my surprise when I find in the summer of 1905.
Theodore Roosevelt was the one who anointed this expansion with his Japanese buddies.
You know Pearl Harbor was the second time -- started a major war not the first but the second with a western power.
The first one was during the I administration of Theodore Roosevelt when Japan hit the Russian media Port Arthur.
With -- there was no war declaration it was just like Pearl Harbor now.
Listen to the words of Theodore Roosevelt when he looked at this it was condemned around the world the Russians that this is a sneak attack.
Theodore Roosevelt wrote secretly.
I was fairly well pleased with the Japanese victory because the (%expletive) are playing our -- What did he mean what was the game there.
The game was that Roosevelt wanted America to expand in Asia but congress wouldn't fund the troops so Roosevelt.
Looked at the Japanese army as a door stop as a place holder for American power.
And he hoped later administrations would then be able to send troops pogroms and -- about as the market and turtle crews -- final stop on.
In the summer of two and I -- -- -- of office I have no idea and I would like to know because.
In they've went in the summer of 1905 on this imperial cruise 100 years later to the month.
I followed in the wake and I went to Hawaii Japan and China Korea Philippines I stood where they stood.
And I was shocked at the hidden history still out there.
And you were able to find.
-- -- -- and honorable fine.
It took me six weeks there's forty pages of footnotes I was working seven days a week so just.
Keep and keeping -- why wouldn't someone else on earth this -- you want no war.
I don't know mr.
Imus if you look at a number of books about Theodore Roosevelt now you see this imperial cruises is just -- the couple lines.
I I didn't set out with any preconceptions I just thought what I wonder what this was like and what did they see and what did they do.
So I -- their imperial cruise and -- I was just bowled over by this where your suspicions.
About a group of an old -- I thought.
This was amazing that it was the largest diplomatic delegation to Asia in US history and so something probably did happen.
What I found -- that Roosevelt was secretly.
He -- president Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize for actions that took place during this imperial cruise with the Nobel Peace Prize committee never knew what the senate of the United States never knew.
Was that he was acting almost as an agent of the Japanese at this point.
He was bringing the Russians in the Japanese together.
He was posing as the honest broker but he but the Japanese were the ones who asked him to do it he wrote that secretly keep that a secret.
Then he agrees the secret treaty.
That creates the problem that Franklin Delano Roosevelt has to deal with the problem that my father and his buddies -- sent out to the sands of Iwo -- to --
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