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The Rise and Fall of the British Empire

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Great Britain's geopolitical role has undergone many changes over the last four centuries. Once a maritime superpower and ruler of half the world, Britain now occupies an isolated position as an economically fragile island often at odds with her European neighbors.

Lawrence James has written a comprehensive, perceptive, and insighful history of the British Empire. Spanning the years from 1600 to the present day, this critically acclaimed book combines detailed scholarship with readable popular history.

Book News Annotation:

A sweeping survey of England's imperial experience from 1600 to the present, with attention given to the greed and arrogance of the Empire and its achievements. Illustrated with fine b&w photographs. First published in Great Britain in 1994 by Little, Brown and Company.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Lawrence James studied history and English at York University and subsequently took a research degree at Merton College, Oxford. Following a career as a teacher, he became a full-time writer in 1985. He is the author of seven critically acclaimed works of nonfiction. He lives in St. Andrews, Scotland with his wife who is the headmistress of St. Leonard's School, and his two sons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312140397
Author:
James, Lawrence
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Colonies
Subject:
Decolonization
Subject:
Commonwealth countries.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World - General
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
19970915
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.21 x 1.965 in

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