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Lawrence James
Birth date: May 26, 1943
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mattries37315
mattries37315 rated it 4 months ago
The largest empire in history ended less than a century ago, yet the legacy of how it rose and how it fell will impact the world for longer than it existed. Lawrence James’ chronicles the 400-year long history of The Rise and Fall of the British Empire, from its begins on the eastern seaboard of No...
KOMET
KOMET rated it 6 years ago
In writing this critique, I must advise any prospective reader to brace him/herself for a long stretch, for this is a weighty and comprehensive book about one of the most extraordinary empires that ever existed. The British Empire did not come into being as part of a deliberate plan from one natio...
KOMET
KOMET rated it 6 years ago
In writing this critique, I must advise any prospective reader to brace him/herself for a long stretch, for this is a weighty and comprehensive book about one of the most extraordinary empires that ever existed. In the case of the British Empire, it did not come into being as part of a deliberate p...
Book Trauma
Book Trauma rated it 7 years ago
While I found that I learned a lot about how and why the British were in India I also felt I really was seeing only one side of the story. This is a thoroughly researched volume of the Brit's domination and eventual release of one of their many conquered countries. The Brits did bring many improveme...
simmo
simmo rated it 8 years ago
Covering the period between the first Queen Elizabeth and the second Lawrence follows the establishment of the British Empire from a few trading outposts and reaction to Catholic Spain, through its glory days as master of the seas, to its eventual demise through the 20th Century and two very costly ...
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