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Ghosts of empire : Britain's legacies in the modern world

Author: Kwasi Kwarteng
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st ed., [U.S. ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Kwasi Kwarteng ... masterfully re-examines the messy legacy of the British Empire--grand, colorful, and chronically unstable due to haphazard, incoherent policy-making that went unchecked."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kwasi Kwarteng
ISBN: 9781610391207 1610391209 9781610391214 1610391217 9781610392327 1610392329
OCLC Number: 791676774
Notes: "First published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing in 2011"--Title page verso.
Description: 466 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Contents: Iraq : oil and power --
Kashmir : Maharaja's choice --
Burma : lost kingdom --
Sudan : "blacks and blues" --
Nigeria : "the centre cannot hold" --
Hong Kong : money and democracy.
Responsibility: Kwasi Kwarteng.

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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  Read more...

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Indian Express, September 11, 2011 "[Kwarteng's] book is still a reminder that a superpower's legacy of intervention will be determined by outcomes that obtain after its eventual retreat." Publishers Read more...

 
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