The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire

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9780712668460: The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire
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"A monumental new history" ( The Times)

"This is a huge and hugely impressive book, mighty in scale as its subject, elegantly written and rigorous in its research" ( Daily Telegraph)

"Magnificent...a narrative masterpiece. The settings are exotic, the cast of thousands full of the most eccentric, egotistical, paranoid, swashbuckling players you are likely to meet in any history" (Richard Overy Sunday Telegraph)

"A provocative, marvellously readable account" ( Financial Times)

"Brilliant... A masterpiece of historical narrative. No review can hope to do justice to the depth of Brendon's research, the balance and originality of his conclusions, or the quality and humour of his prose. Our imperial story has been crying out for a top-flight historian who can write. Now it has one" ( Literary Review)

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No empire has been larger or more diverse than the British Empire. At its apogee in the 1930s, 42 million Britons governed 500 million foreign subjects. Britannia ruled the waves and a quarter of the earth's surface was painted red on the map. Yet no empire (except the Russian) disappeared more swiftly.

Within a generation this mighty structure collapsed, often amid bloodshed, leaving behind a scatter of sea-girt dependencies and a ghost of an empire, the Commonwealth, overshadowed by Imperial America. It left a contested legacy: at best a sporting spirit, a legal code and a near-universal language; at worst, failed states and internecine strife.

Full of vivid particulars, brief lives, telling anecdotes, comic episodes, symbolic moments and illustrative vignettes, The Decline and Fall of the British Empire is popular history at its scholarly best.

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Descripción Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 198 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. No empire has been larger or more diverse than the British Empire. At its apogee in the 1930s, 42 million Britons governed 500 million foreign subjects. Britannia ruled the waves and a quarter of the earth s surface was painted red on the map. Yet no empire (except the Russian) disappeared more swiftly. Within a generation this mighty structure collapsed, often amid bloodshed, leaving behind a scatter of sea-girt dependencies and a ghost of an empire, the Commonwealth, overshadowed by Imperial America. It left a contested legacy: at best a sporting spirit, a legal code and a near-universal language; at worst, failed states and internecine strife. Full of vivid particulars, brief lives, telling anecdotes, comic episodes, symbolic moments and illustrative vignettes, The Decline and Fall of the British Empire is popular history at its scholarly best. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780712668460

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Descripción Vintage Books, 2008. Estado de conservación: New. 2008. 0th Edition. Paperback. No empire has been larger or more diverse than the British Empire. At its apogee in the 1930s, 42 million Britons governed 500 million foreign subjects. Britannia ruled the waves and a quarter of the earth's surface was painted red on the map. Yet no empire (except the Russian) disappeared more swiftly. This title tells this history. Num Pages: 816 pages, ill. BIC Classification: 1QDB; 3JJ; HBJD1; HBLL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 132 x 25. Weight in Grams: 626. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780712668460

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