British Century

British Century

by Brian Moynahan
     
 

A tiger hunt in King George V's India; floggings of Burmese bandits; Charlie Chaplin's Hollywood; the coronation of Elizabeth II; the riot-torn streets of Belfast; John Lennon, looking stoned, climbing into the backseat of his Rolls-Royce at Buckingham Palace... The distinguished historian Brian Moynahan has contributed a trenchant and illuminating history of his own…  See more details below

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A tiger hunt in King George V's India; floggings of Burmese bandits; Charlie Chaplin's Hollywood; the coronation of Elizabeth II; the riot-torn streets of Belfast; John Lennon, looking stoned, climbing into the backseat of his Rolls-Royce at Buckingham Palace... The distinguished historian Brian Moynahan has contributed a trenchant and illuminating history of his own country, from the height of Empire - when a quarter of humanity was British-ruled and four fifths of world trade was carried in British ships - to 1940, when the British Empire alone defied Nazi Germany, to the postwar emergence of Great Britain as the only true competitor to the United States in literature, theater, fashion, and global popular culture.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
YAAn enlightening text plus hundreds of black-and-white photographs culled from public and private collections chronicle the history of Britain from Queen Victoria to Tony Blair. Images of global empire, two world wars, work and leisure activities, pop culture, the literati, and much more call attention to the extent of British influence on our century. An engrossing visual history for anyone from passionate Anglophiles to interested browsers.

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ISBN-13:
9780517283783
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/23/1997
Pages:
304

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