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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.

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.
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 history of the British Empire. Spanning the years from 1600 to the present day, this book combines detailed scholarship with readable popular history.
"This is a stylish, intelligent and readable book."—The New York Times Book Review

"A reliable, well-balanced and well-written account that should enlighen and entertain lay readers who wish to learn more about an empire that in its high noon was more extensive, more populous, and arguably more influential that that of Rome."—The Washington Post Book World

"There is not a dull page in thi book."—The Washington Times

"A sprawling and complex subject handled with admirable style and selectivity."—A.N. Wilson, author of Eminent Victories and Jesus: A Life

"An excellent work of popular history . . . fluid, accessible and personalized."—Booklist

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Synopsis:

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.

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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9780312169855
Author:
James, Lawrence
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
History, theory and practice
Subject:
Decolonization
Subject:
British isles
Subject:
Commonwealth countries.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Great Britain Colonies History.
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Number:
3
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Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 168
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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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.

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