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The Rise and Fall of the British Empireby Lawrence James
Synopses & Reviews
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.
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