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Britannia Overruled: British Policy and World Power in the Twentieth Century [NOOK Book]

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This book brings together the often separated histories of diplomacy, defence, economics and empire in a provocative reinterpretation of British 'decline'. It also offers a broader reflection on the nature of international power and the mechanisms of policymaking. For this Second Edition, David Reynolds has added a new chapters and extends his lively and incisive analysis to the beginning of the new millennium.
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Britannia Overruled: British Policy and World Power in the Twentieth Century

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Overview

This book brings together the often separated histories of diplomacy, defence, economics and empire in a provocative reinterpretation of British 'decline'. It also offers a broader reflection on the nature of international power and the mechanisms of policymaking. For this Second Edition, David Reynolds has added a new chapters and extends his lively and incisive analysis to the beginning of the new millennium.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Essential; Required reading from now on by anyone wishing to understand Britain's changing place in the twentieth-century world.'

Times Literary Supplement

'A welcome blend of two different sorts of history: both a narrative of decline and a philosophical investigation into the nature and logic of power.'

The Independent

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317877363
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/26/2013
  • Series: Studies In Modern History
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 392
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Director of Studies in History at Christ's College, Cambridge

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Maps
Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Power 4
2 Policy 36
3 Cold War, 1899-1914 62
4 Great War, 1914-22 83
5 No War, 1919-40 108
6 World War, 1940-7 137
7 Superpowers, 1947-55 163
8 Circles, 1955-70 190
9 Europe, 1970-9 224
10 Thatcher, 1979-90 241
11 Identities, 1990-9 276
Conclusion 304
App. 1 Principal Officers of State since 1895 322
App. 2 The Institutions of the European Community 327
Bibliography 328
Maps 354
Index 367
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