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The illustrated rise & fall of the British Empire

Author: Lawrence James; Helen Lownie
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rev. ed. of: The rise and fall of the British empire. 1996. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence James; Helen Lownie
ISBN: 0312264291 9780312264291
OCLC Number: 45182539
Notes: Revised edition of: The rise and fall of the British empire. 1996.
Description: 352 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Part One: Excellent opportunities 1600-1689 --
1. My New-Found-Land: North America --
2. Baubles for the souls of men: The West and East Indies --
3. The necessary union of plantations: Crown and colonies --
4. Dispositions of providence: The colonists. Part Two: Persist & conquer 1689-1815 --
1. Rule of the main: The making of British seapower 1689-1748 --
2. 'Tis to glory we steer: Gains and losses 1749-1783 --
3. The empire of America: Settlement and war 1689-1775 --
4. The descendants of Britons: North America rebels 1765-1775 --
5. The world turned upside down: The American War of Independence 1775-1783 --
6. The terror of our arms: Conquest and trade in India 1689-1815 --
7. The desert of waters: The Pacific and Australasia --
8. Wealth and victory: The struggle against France 1793-1815. Part Three: Wider still 7 Wider 1815-1914 --
1. Power and greatness: Commerce, seapower and strategy 1815-1870 --
2. We are going as civilisers: Empire and public opinion 1815-1880 --
3. The mission of our race: Britain and the 'new imperialism" 1880-1902 --
4. The miracle of the world: India 1815-1905 --
5. They little know our strength: The Far East and the Pacific --
6. A great English-speaking country: South Africa --
7. That heroic soul: The struggle for the Nile --
8. The greatest blessing that Africa has known: East and West Africa --
9. Ye sons of the Southern Cross: The white dominions --
10. Be brave, be bold, do right!: The Edwardian empire and the people --
11. To join the khaki line: The empire and the coming of war. Part Four: The age of imperialism is ended 1914-1945 --
1. E is for empire for which we would die 1914-1918 --
2. Clear out or govern: Troubles, mainly Irish 1919-1939 --
3. Their country's dignity: Egypt 19191-1942 --
4. The haughty governess: The Middle East 1919-1942 --
5. A new force and new power: India 1919-1942 --
6. For the benefit of everyone: Concepts of empire 1919-1939 --
8. Finest hour: The empire at war 1939-1941 --
9. Steadfast comrades: The stresses of war --
10. The defense of archaic privilege: The empire restored 1942-1945. The setting sun 1945-1993 --
1. The colonialists are on the rampage: The empire in the post-war-world --
2. Friendly relations: India and the liquidation of empire 1945-1947 --
3. The world as it is: Middle Eastern misadventures 1945-1956 --
4. Kick their backsides: The Suez War and beyond --
5. The old red, white and blue: Reactions to a dying empire --
6. Uhuru: Tying up loose ends 1959-1980 --
7. Unfinished business.
Other Titles: Illustrated rise and fall of the British Empire
Responsibility: Lawrence James ; abridged by Helen Lownie.
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Rev. ed. of: The rise and fall of the British empire. 1996. Includes bibliographical references and index.

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