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After the Victorians The Decline of Britain in the World

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ISBN-10: 0312425155

ISBN-13: 9780312425159

Edition: N/A

Authors: A. N. Wilson

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AGuardianFavorite Book of the Year nbsp; A. N. Wilson's landmark sequel toThe Victoriansis a colorful, panoramic portrait of the era that began with the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 and extended to the dawn of the Cold War in the early 1950s. Expertly mapping the connections between military, political, social, and cultural history,nbsp;After the Victoriansis an incisive chronicle of Great Britain's decline. Wilson delivers a timely analysis of imperialism and its discontents and a fresh account of the birth pangs of the modern world.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 9/19/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Foreword and Acknowledgements
Oedipus Rex, Oedipus Kaiser
Rupees and Virgins
The Land
The Accursed Power
Love in the Suburbs
God - and the Americans
Nationalisms
Shipwreck
An Asiatic Power
Barbarous Kings
Revolutions
Chief
Peace
Protons - Massacres - Bombs. Ireland and Iraq
Communists and Fascism - The Allure of Violence
The Silly Generation - From Oswald Spengler to Noel Coward
The Means of Grace and the Hope of Glory
The Secrets of a Woman's Heart - Marie Stopes, Radclyffe Hall
For the Benefit of Empire
The ABC of Economics
Puzzles and Pastoral
Two Thousand Whispered Voices
Politics
The Abdication
The European Crisis
The Special Relationship I
Churchill in 1940
From the Battle of Britain to Pearl Harbor
Bombers and the Bombed
In the Broadcast
The Special Relationship II
Prisoners
If God Wearied of Mankind
Retributions
The End of the British Empire - India and Palestine
Widmerpool's Britain
The Hereditary Principle
Notes
Bibliography
Index