The True Flag: Mark Twain, and the Birth of Am. Empire
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It can be argued that the real birth of American empire began with the first movement across the continent by the new United States, incorporating Florida, the Louisiana Purchase, the northern half of the Mexican territory, and the lands of the native population. However, Stephen Kinzer’s illustrative new history, "The True Flag,” takes the reader back to the turn of the 20th century when the first acts of overseas empire were argued and acted on.