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

Autore: Kwasi Kwarteng
Editore: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2011.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : English : 1st ed., [U.S. ed.]Vedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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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Genere/forma: History
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento {1} {2}, {1} {2}
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Kwasi Kwarteng
{0} 9781610391207 1610391209 9781610391214 1610391217 9781610392327 1610392329
Numero OCLC: 791676774
Note: "First published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing in 2011"--Title page verso.
Descrizione: 466 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Contenuti: pt. 1. Iraq : oil and power. The spoils of war ; Rivals ; Monarchy and revolution ; Saddam Hussein and beyond --
pt. 2. Kashmir : Maharaja's choice. Land for sale ; The world of Sir Hari Singh ; Deadlock --
pt. 3. Burma : lost kingdom. White elephant ; The road from Mandalay ; Twilight over Burma --
pt. 4. Sudan : 'blacks and blues'. Kitchener : an imperial hero ; 'The finest body of men' ; North and south --
pt. 5. Nigeria : 'the centre cannot hold'. Indirect rule ; Yellow sun --
pt. 6. Hong Kong : money and democracy. Hierarchies ; Democracy postponed ; Red dawn.
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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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 Per saperne di più…

 
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