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The Imperial Cruise by James D. Bradley
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Nov 17, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: first-reads, asian-history, american-history
Read from December 19 to 23, 2010

Won this in a First Reads giveaway.

OK, slowly working on this as I have time and need to clear my mind from my usual martial arts routine, but so far this is just a drag. Just barely interesting and definitely has some factual errors, but I will keep plugging away (12/21/2010)...

Finally finished this. Several reviewers have talked about the various factual errors in this book, so I won't address those. I found the story very fascinating, but every time I really got on a roll, I'd run across something else that made me say "Huh?". Enough so that I wonder how many things in the book I take for granted that AREN'T true, simply because I haven't researched that enough.

Good read, but it's supposed to be non-fiction. Hard to tell what is and isn't.

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