Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers. Given the five centuries of history it covers, I'd say even at 700 pages it's pretty concise. Omits the beginning of the English/British Empire in Ireland.
This is a very comprehensive overview of the major events of the British Empire spanning from the 17th to the 20th Century. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and found a new understanding of what the British empire was and how much power it wielded. Once a maritime superpower and ruler of half the world, Britain now occupies an isolated position as an economically fragile island often at odds with her European neighbors.In The Rise and Fall of the British Empire, Lawrence James has written a comprehensive, perceptive, and insightful history of the British Empire. For those who think this work a paen to the British empire, I suggest they read the entire work. This book is truly epic in nature. Great Britain's geopolitical role has undergone many changes over the last four centuries. And for anytime I couldn't find a map in the book, it wasn't too hard to go to google. It is, however, very complete and a very well crafted historical piece. A vast subject, which is hard to cover in a single volume, so in that respect the deal has been done. These can get a bit dull. Great Britain's geopolitical role has undergone many changes over the last four centuries. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
He lives in St. Andrews, Scotland with his wife who is the headmistress of St. Leonard's School, and his two sons. September 15th 1997 I felt. It seems appropriate somehow to be reading this while working my way through 'American Carnage' as the British elite's failures and inability to grasp the world as it actually was in the first half of the 20th century seems painfully.
by St. Martin's Griffin (NY). I learned so much from reading this.
It seems appropriate somehow to be reading this while working my way through 'American Carnage' as the British elite's failures and inability to grasp the world as it actually was in the first half of the 20th century seems painfully close to home. Welcome back.
However, it is a sweeping history of the British Empire, providing detailed looks at its expansion and contraction region by region.
once into this book it becomes impossible to sustain; the author is hell-bent to present british imperialism as a) different from the (bad) imperialism of others and b) provided a noble service of preparing hapless fools for self government. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Lawrence James has written a comprehensive, perceptive and insighful history of the British Empire. In the end, the Empire faded away as its people, both at home and in the colonies and dominions found other priorities and the cost financially and politically of maintaining the Empire became too much. This was a superior one volume work on the British empire. The focus is on the colonies and dependencies of the empire, handled period by period, region by region. This was a truly enjoyable work, and as I mentioned at the beginning of this review, very even-handed. “This is a stylish, intelligent and readable book.” ―The New York Times Book Review“A reliable, well-balanced and well-written account that should enlighten and entertain lay readers who wish to learn more about an empire that in its high noon was more extensive, more populous, and arguably more influential that that of Rome.” ―The Washington Post Book World“There is not a dull page in this book.” ―The Washington Times“A sprawling and complex subject handled with admirable style and selectivity.” ―A.N. Hope and Glory: Britain 1900-2000, Second Edition (Penguin History of Britain), The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions), Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire, The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy, 1).
Lawrence James covers huge ground both historically and in terms of global reach (so it's not just about the Boston tea party, the Raj and the scramble for Africa) but a very comprehensive look at all aspects of the BE story. James sets out a thematic approach to the evolution and evaporation of the empire. For those interested in the machinations of colonial governments and lives of the subjects, much is left to be desired.
This book was written in the late 80s/published in the early 90s and some of the phrasing and terms used makes that painfully clear.
I was hoping for a little more Stephen Ambrose type read, but it is not.
After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. This was a superior one volume work on the British empire. Book is an excellent collection of lectures describing the rise and fall of the British Empire.
Spanning four centuries and six continents, James masterpiece examines the imperial experience and its legacy with tremendous insight and finesse.
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