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The Rise and Fall of the US Imperial Dream in the Philippines

The Rise and Fall of the US Imperial Dream in the Philippines

Authors on Asia
American President Theodore Roosevelt. (Library of Congress)

Join Pulitzer Prize-finalist Gregg Jones as he shares the remarkable story of America's drive for an overseas empire on the eve of the 20th century, and the brutal realities for those living under foreign domination.

His latest book, Honor in the Dust, describes a pivotal moment in U.S. history. Similar to the divided feelings the American people have today over U.S. intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan, Jones’s book examines the U.S. conquest of the Philippines — examining the critical election of 1900, when Americans weighed economic concerns against a divisive overseas war, and recalling the United States' dramatic rise as a world power and the cast of forgotten characters behind it.

 

Schedule

Reception: 6:00pm
Program: 7:00pm
Book signing to follow the program

 

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About Gregg Jones

A Missouri native, Gregg Jones was a Pulitzer-finalist investigative reporter and foreign correspondent before writing books full time. He has been a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His work has also appeared in the Washington Post and Boston Globe as well as the British Guardian and Observer newspapers. After living in Bangkok, Manila, Mexico City, and northern California, he now calls Texas home.

 

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Event Details

19 September 2012
6:00pm

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
713.496.9901

Asia Society members $5; nonmembers $10. Links to purchase tickets below event description.