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Título: THE IMPERIAL ACHIEVEMENT The Ride and ...
Editorial: London: Secker & Warburg 1974
Año de publicación: 1974
FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. xi, 1-460 plus index. Five maps and fifty-three b/w illustrations. Original dark blue cloth sound/NEAR FINE. Interior clean/FINE. Attracted dust jacket designed by Martin Stringer sound/NEAR FINE. It is easy to denigrate the achievements of the British in creating, maturing and transforming the largest sea-borne Empire in world history. Indeed the very word 'imperialist' is now a term of insult. The truth however, is not quite as clear cut and John Bowle emphasises the many triumphs and achievements of the British Empire in the development of the modern world in this masterly and readable exposé Where would the modern notions of freedom, fair dealing, justice, democracy and human rights be without them having been spread throughout the world through the growth of this Empire? This remarkable history covers the background to the development of Empire between 1497 and 1600 and in four further books brings the reader up to the present establishment of Empire-Commonwealth. If nothing else it is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time and these pages glitter with many famous deeds and men. N° de ref. de la librería 10562
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Descripción de la librería: We specialise in travel, adventure and exploration books published between about 1900 and 1960, loosely referred to as post-imperialist travel writing. Although most books are the first-hand experiences of their authors, we have included books of general interest about a particular area or incident and autobiographies and biographies by and of famous travellers or adventurers. You will also find some books we consider of particular merit outside our somewhat arbitrary date range. Mark Culme-Seymour Proprietor