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Ghosts of Empire : Britain's Legacies in the Modern World.

Author: Kwasi Kwarteng
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This revelatory history of the legacy of the British empire and its unintended consequences marks the brilliant literary debut of a young historian and politician.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kwarteng, Kwasi.
Ghosts of Empire : Britain's Legacies in the Modern World.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kwasi Kwarteng
ISBN: 9781610391214 1610391217
OCLC Number: 779828897
Description: 1 online resource (490 pages)
Contents: Map; Introduction to the US Edition; PART I Iraq: Oil and Power; 1 The Spoils of War; 2 Rivals; 3 Monarchy and Revolution; 4 Saddam Hussein and Beyond; PART II Kashmir: Maharaja's Choice; 5 Land for Sale; 6 The World of Sir Hari Singh; 7 Deadlock; PART III Burma: Lost Kingdom; 8 White Elephant; 9 The Road from Mandalay; 10 Twilight over Burma; PART IV Sudan: 'Blacks and Blues'; 11 Kitchener: An Imperial Hero; PHOTO INSERT; 12 'The Finest Body of Men'; 13 North and South; PART V Nigeria: 'The Centre Cannot Hold'; 14 Indirect Rule; 15 Yellow Sun. PART VI Hong Kong: Money and Democracy16 Hierarchies; 17 Democracy Postponed; 18 Red Dawn; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index; A Note on the Author; A Note on the Type.

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This revelatory history of the legacy of the British empire and its unintended consequences marks the brilliant literary debut of a young historian and politician.

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