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A brawling, rambunctious history celebrating the Empire—and the intrepid empire-builders—that gave the United States, Canada, India, and Australia not just a common language, but common ideals of freedom and justice

The British Empire—the biggest empire in history—once ruled a quarter of the globe. It was built by an incredible array of swashbuckling soldiers and sailors, pirates and adventurers who finally get their due in H. W. Crocker IIIs panoramic and provocative view of four hundred years of history that will delight and amuse, educate and entertain. Strap on your pith helmet for a rollicking ride through some of historys most colorful events.

Bet your teacher never told you:

  • The Founding Fathers didnt rebel against British imperialism; they looked forward to the transfer “of the great seat of Empire to America”

  • The original Norman English invasion of Ireland was approved by the pope

  • Sir Charles Napier, commander in chief of the British Army in India, abolished the Hindu custom of widow-burning

  • Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templers “hearts and minds” counter- insurgency strategy was instrumental in defeating the Communists in Malaya

  • The breakup of the British Empire led Winston Churchill to conclude that he had achieved “nothing” in his life

About the Author

H. W. Crocker III is a bestselling author who frequently writes about military history. He is the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Civil War, Robert E. Lee on Leadership, Triumph, Dont Tread on Me, and the prize-winning comic novel The Old Limey. His journalism has appeared in National Review, The American Spectator, The Washington Times, and many other outlets. Educated in England and California, Crocker lives on the site of a former Confederate encampment in Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596986299
Author:
Crocker, H W
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Author:
Crocker III, H. W.
Author:
H.W. Crocker, III
Author:
Crocker, H. W., III
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Politically Incorrect Guides
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 7.5 in

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
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