9780307388414

The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, 1781-1997

  • ISBN 13:

    9780307388414

  • ISBN 10:

    0307388417

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 02/09/2010
  • Publisher: Vintage

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Summary

After the American Revolution, the British Empire appeared to be doomed. Yet it grew to become the greatest, most diverse empire the world had seen. Then, within a generation, the mighty structure collapsed, a rapid demise that left an array of dependencies and a contested legacy: at best a sporting spirit, a legal code and a near-universal language; at worst, failed states and internecine strife.The Decline and Fall of the British Empirecovers a vast canvas, which Brendon fills with vivid particulars, from brief lives to telling anecdotes to comic episodes to symbolic moments.

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