Rise And Fall Of The British Empire (Paperback)Lawrence James (author)
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Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 736
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 132 x 201 x 39 mm
...with this superb history of a mammoth subject his writing career has reached its apogee. * Andrew Roberts, THE TIMES *
James never loses sight of his grand design, yet he still finds room for the telling detail which illuminates and enriches a narrative" Philip Ziegler, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH * 'A stimulating book... intelligent and making no concessions to current cliche.' *
IRISH TIMES * 'With dispassion and erudition James restores it to us mixing a pacy, lucid narrative with enlivening detail taken from political, cultural and populist sources.' *
His feeling for historical detail cannot be faulted and is made more engaging by his scholarship and infectious enthusiasm for the subject ... A thumping good read * Scotland on Sunday *
James' epic is not only a first-rate narrative, but also a penetrating portrait of the British ... Having largely, if often inadvertently, selfishly or ham-fistedly, engineered the world we live in, we need the courage now to face up to our record as coolly and intelligently as Lawrence James has done * John Spurling, TLS *
Outstanding ... An intelligible introduction to a grand subject * M.R.D. Foot, THE SPECTATOR'S BOOK OF THE YEAR *
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