The Evil Empire: 101 Ways that England Ruined the World

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Quirk Books, 2007 - History - 192 pages
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They invented slums. They invented child labor. They put Saddam Hussein in power. They burned Joan of Arc at the stake. They made Elton John a knight. We're talking about Britain, of course, and the terrible evils they've set loose on the world. In The Evil Empire, American author Steven Grasse documents the 101 worst atrocities perpetrated by Mother England-everything from foxhunting and the invention of the concentration camp to the rock band Oasis. (This spring, he's also launching a massive global Internet campaign for reparations worth $58 trillion.) With an irreverent mix of historical facts, smart-ass commentary, and red-blooded American arrogance, Grasse offers a devastating critique of the country that gave us the machine gun, factory labor, and Phil Collins. Publishing just in time for the Queen's birthday (April 21), The Evil Empire is essential reading for anglophiles and true-blue Americans everywhere.
  

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User Review  - adpaton - LibraryThing

This book was a wonderful idea but it's always a bit of a let-down when the foreword and introduction are both way funnier than the book itself: I am no fan of the British Empire but the author is too ... Read full review

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User Review  - pazaakshark - LibraryThing

This book was a neat little read. It provided some interesting information that was pretty funny. The short topics, make this book a very quick read. Really it is just a humorous book and should not be taken to be a complete history of England. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Steven A. Grasse is a cultural studies analyst and media communications expert, who has extensively studied the British Empire. He is also the spokesperson for the International Coalition for British Reparations (ICBR), a massive global initiative for reparations from England worth 58 trillion dollars. This is his first book.

Penny Rimbaud is a musician, writer, poet, and cofounder of the anarchist punk band Crass.

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