The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire [NOOK Book]

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A brawling, rambunctious history celebrating the Empire—and the intrepid empire-builders—that gave the United States, Canada, India, and Australia not just a common language, but common ideals of freedom and justice

The British Empire—the biggest empire in history—once ruled a quarter of the globe. It was built by an incredible array of swashbuckling soldiers and sailors, pirates and adventurers who finally get their due in H. W. Crocker ...
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire

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Overview


A brawling, rambunctious history celebrating the Empire—and the intrepid empire-builders—that gave the United States, Canada, India, and Australia not just a common language, but common ideals of freedom and justice

The British Empire—the biggest empire in history—once ruled a quarter of the globe. It was built by an incredible array of swashbuckling soldiers and sailors, pirates and adventurers who finally get their due in H. W. Crocker III’s panoramic and provocative view of four hundred years of history that will delight and amuse, educate and entertain. Strap on your pith helmet for a rollicking ride through some of history’s most colorful events.
Bet your teacher never told you:
  • The Founding Fathers didn’t rebel against British imperialism; they looked forward to the transfer “of the great seat of Empire to America”
  • The original Norman English invasion of Ireland was approved by the pope
  • Sir Charles Napier, commander in chief of the British Army in India, abolished the Hindu custom of widow-burning
  • Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer’s “hearts and minds” counter- insurgency strategy was instrumental in defeating the Communists in Malaya
  • The breakup of the British Empire led Winston Churchill to conclude that he had achieved “nothing” in his life
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596982833
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/24/2011
  • Series: Politically Incorrect Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 669,610
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


H. W. Crocker III is a bestselling author who frequently writes about military history. He is the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Civil War, Robert E. Lee on Leadership, Triumph, Don’t Tread on Me, and the prize-winning comic novel The Old Limey. His journalism has appeared in National Review, The American Spectator, The Washington Times, and many other outlets. Educated in England and California, Crocker lives on the site of a former Confederate encampment in Virginia.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    At last a book to destroy the liberal lies!

    At last a book to destroy the liberal lies!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    At first I could not understand why someone would write things t

    At first I could not understand why someone would write things the whole world knows are not true. Then it came to me. for the money. Crocker will write anything to make a buck. This is a man that would sell his ass on a street corner, if he could get a dollar for it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    not received

    I would love to review this book, but I have never received the book despite emailing them about this matter

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    Though most of the facts presented in the book is correct, less

    Though most of the facts presented in the book is correct, less than a third of all the facts are presented leaving out the negative aspects of colonilism and the evils done by britain. If you have ever been in American history you can see some of the evils of the british empire were left out like the evils that made us fight for independence. If I only present half the facts I can skew my audience to think one way and this book clearly does that. Other books are better in the series, this one is just propganda for the british empire, which has left behind conflicts that are fought to this day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Not worth reading

    The bullets on the cover should give you enough reason not to read. The British Empire once stood alone against the axis. This is incredibly misleading and fundamentally inaccurate. Along with this book, most in the series are extreme conservative propaganda.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    EXCELENT

    As a history buff I found the book hard to put down. Very informative and interesting.

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