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In the 21st century, the British Empire may be an anachronism, something for which hand-wringing politicians and church leaders may be ever ready to apologise. Many of us have grown up just as the last imperial remnants overseas were crumbling away. Yet its legacy is everywhere, and for better ... Read review
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AdvantagesVery well-researched, sometimes wryly amusing account of the Brtish Empire

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"In the 21st century, the British Empire may be an anachronism, something for which hand-wringing politicians and church leaders may be ever ready to apologise. Many of us have grown up just as the last imperial remnants overseas were crumbling away. Yet its legacy is everywhere, and for better or worse will always be part of the very fabric of Britain. == The book == As Jeremy Paxman demonstrates in this excellent overview, published as a curtain-raiser ..." Read review
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ISBN 0670919578
ISBN-13 9780670919574
Type Non-fiction
Genre History
Title Empire: What Ruling the World Did to the British
Author Jeremy Paxman
Release Date 06/10/2011

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