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

Author: Kwasi Kwarteng
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury ; New York, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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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 British Empire, one that avoids sweeping judgmental condemnation and instead sees the Empire for what it was: a series of local fiefdoms administered in varying  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kwasi Kwarteng
ISBN: 9780747599418 0747599416
OCLC Number: 794543722
Description: 465 s., [16] s. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Kwasi Kwarteng

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Well-written, witty, but above all fair-minded, this is the best general overview of the British Empire to appear in years. Kwasi Kwarteng has emerged as a significant scholar on the historical scene Read more...

 
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