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Synopsis: Simon Schama’s dramatic, broad-ranging, and immensely readable epic history of Britain reaches its triumphant conclusion in this third and final volume, which stretches from the American Revolution to the present.
The Fate of Empire tells the eventful and exhilarating story of Britain’s rise and fall as an imperial power, from the political turmoil of the 1770s to the struggle of present day leaders to find a way to make a different national future. The volume also examines the Romantic generation, the role of women in Victorian England, industrialization, and the liberal empire from Ireland to India, which promised material improvement, but delivered coercion and famine. As in the previous volumes, Schama vividly portrays the lives of extraordinary personalities – Queen Victoria, Churchill, Dickens, and “ordinary” individuals including the author of the first British travel guide, and Elizabeth Anderson, the first woman doctor.
Finally, Schama asks an essential question: what kind of Britain can hold together when its island isolation and its imperial dominion have both vanished? An examination of the legacy of the British ideal of freedom is at the heart of this entertaining and well-researched book. With The Fate of Empire, Simon Schama has proven himself, again, as a masterful writer of narrative history.
From the Back Cover:
“Schama can characterize like Tacitus, narrate like Macaulay, quip like A.J.P. Taylor. He should set a fashion for the revival of the art, almost forgotten among professional academics, of good storytelling.”
–The New York Times
Title: A History of Britain: The Fate of Empire ...
Publisher: Miramax Books
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Fair
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Book Description Miramax, New York, 2002. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). A clean, crisp book club copy in a jacket. Bookplate on front flyleaf, otherwise fine. 576pp. Dust jacket in a new mylar cover. Heavy book; no international orders. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 040659