Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World
The ghosts of the British Empire continue to haunt today's international scene and many of the problems faced by the Empire have still not been resolved. In Iraq, Kashmir, Burma, Sudan, Nigeria and Hong Kong, new difficulties, resulting from British imperialism, have arisen and continue to baffle politicians and diplomats. This powerful new book addresses the realities of the British Empire from its inception to its demise, skewering fantasies of its glory and cataloguing both the inadequacies of its ideals and the short-termism of its actions.
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Review: Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern WorldUser Review - Christopher - Goodreads
Positive points - This is a very well researched book. However, it is not an engaging book. I feel like there was a chance for real storytelling here that was passed up for mere recitation of quotes ... Read full review
Review: Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern WorldUser Review - Sarah Harkness - Goodreads
I thought this was very readable, pacey and intriguing. I was fascinated by the group of nations the author chose to illustrate his thesis, as I knew almost nothing of these stories. Very informative and balanced. Read full review