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To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World (P.S.)
To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World (P.S.)
by Arthur Herman
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To Rule the Waves tells the extraordinary story of how the British Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From the navy's beginnings under Henry VIII to the age of computer warfare and special ops, historian... (read more)

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Crisis of Empire: Britain and America in the Eighteenth Century
Crisis of Empire: Britain and America in the Eighteenth Century
by Jeremy Black
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Britain and the USA have helped define much of world history in recent centuries, and the relationship between the two is crucial to this history. This book focuses on a key period in their relationship that moulded the character of the British Empire... (read more)

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Evil Empire: 101 Ways That Britain Ruined the World
Evil Empire: 101 Ways That Britain Ruined the World
by Steven A Grasse
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In The Evil Empire, Steven A. Grasse exposes the secret history of England’s global misdeeds. He asks what few have dared to ask: Having spent the better half of the millennium turning the world into their personal litter box, where do the English... (read more)

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The Political Diaries of the Fourth Earl of Carnarvon, 1857-1890: Volume 35: Colonial Secretary and Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland (Camden Fifth)
The Political Diaries of the Fourth Earl of Carnarvon, 1857-1890: Volume 35: Colonial Secretary and Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland (Camden Fifth)
by Henry Howard Molyneu Carnarvon
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Henry Herbert Molyneux, fourth Earl of Carnarvon (1831 90), figured prominently in Conservative high politics during four decades of the second half of the nineteenth century, serving under three Prime Ministers in all the Conservative governments... (read more)

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Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power
Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power
by Niall Ferguson
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This grand narrative history of the world's first experiment in globalization offers lessons for an ever-expanding American Empire--from England's most talented young historian.... (read more)

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The Clarke Papers: Further Selections from the Papers of William Clarke (Camden Fifth)
The Clarke Papers: Further Selections from the Papers of William Clarke (Camden Fifth)
by William Clarke
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Fundamental primary source for students of the English Civil War and Interregnum.... (read more)

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Lord Chesterfield's Letters (Oxford World's Classics)
Lord Chesterfield's Letters (Oxford World's Classics)
by Lord Chesterfield
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Not originally intended for publication, the celebrated and controversial correspondences between Lord Chesterfield and his son Philip, dating from 1737, were praised in their day as a complete manual of education, and despised by Samuel Johnson for... (read more)

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Ornamentalism
Ornamentalism
by David Cannadine
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Cannadine looks at the British Empire from a new perspective--through the eyes of those who created and ruled it--and offers fresh insight into the driving forces behind the Empire. He claims the British wanted to domesticate the exotic world of their... (read more)

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Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World
Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World
by Kwasi Kwarteng
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Kwasi Kwarteng is the child of parents whose lives were shaped as subjects of the British Empire, first in their native Ghana, then as British immigrants. He brings a unique perspective and impeccable academic credentials to a narrative history of the... (read more)

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The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj
The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj
by David Gilmour
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“[A] lavishly enjoyable book.” —Tunku Varadarajan, The Wall Street Journal Between 1837 and 1901, fewer than one thousand Britons at any one time managed an empire of 300 million people spread over the vast area that now includes... (read more)

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White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India
White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India
by William Dalrymple
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White Mughals is the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that crossed and transcended all the cultural, religious and political boundaries of its time. James Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of the... (read more)

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Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India
Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India
by Lawrence James
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In less that one hundred years, the British made themselves the masters of India. They ruled for another hundred, leaving behind the independent nations of India and Pakistan when they finally withdrew in 1947. Both nations would owe much to the British... (read more)

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Shameful Flight: The Last Years of the British Empire in India
Shameful Flight: The Last Years of the British Empire in India
by Stanley Wolpert
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Ranging from the fall of Singapore in 1942 to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, this text provides a vivid behind-the-scenes look at Britain's decision to divest itself from the crown jewel of its empire. Wolpert, a leading authority on Indian... (read more)

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The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997 (Vintage)
The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997 (Vintage)
by Piers Brendon
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After the American Revolution, the British Empire appeared to be doomed. Yet it grew to become the greatest, most diverse empire the world had seen. Then, within a generation, the mighty structure collapsed, a rapid demise that left an array of... (read more)

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Captives: Britain, Empire, and the World, 1600-1850
Captives: Britain, Empire, and the World, 1600-1850
by Linda Colley
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In this path-breaking book Linda Colley reappraises the rise of the biggest empire in global history. Excavating the lives of some of the multitudes of Britons held captive in the lands their own rulers sought to conquer, Colley also offers an intimate... (read more)

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Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850
Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850
by Maya Jasanoff
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A Palladian mansion filled with Western art in the center of old Calcutta, the Mughal emperor's letters in an archive in the French Alps, the names of Italian adventurers scratched into the walls of Egyptian temples. In this imaginative book, Maya... (read more)

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Daughters of Britannia the Lives & Times
Daughters of Britannia the Lives & Times
by Katie Hickman
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From the first exploratory expeditions into foreign lands, through the heyday of the British Empire and still at the end of the millennium, the foreign service has been shaped and run behind the scenes by the wives of ambassadors and minor civil servants.... (read more)

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Camden Fifth #14: Parl Politics Age Churchill Attlee
Camden Fifth #14: Parl Politics Age Churchill Attlee
by Cuthbert Morley Headlam
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The private diary of a senior Conservative Member of Parliament during the Second World War.... (read more)

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Captives: The Story of Britain's Pursuit of Empire and How Its Soldiers and Civilians Were Held Captive by the Dream of Global S
Captives: The Story of Britain's Pursuit of Empire and How Its Soldiers and Civilians Were Held Captive by the Dream of Global S
by Linda Colley
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-424) and index.... (read more)

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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire (Politically Incorrect Guides)
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire (Politically Incorrect Guides)
by H W Crocker
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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&... (read more)

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