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Ziegler, Philip S.

Published by Westminster College, Fulton, MO (1988)

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About this Item: Westminster College, Fulton, MO, 1988. Paperback - (Stapled). Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. Clean, tight copy. Unmarked, stapled spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Used. Seller Inventory # 00522232

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Read, Anthony and David Fisher

Published by Jonathan Cape, London, England (1997)

ISBN 10: 0224039563 ISBN 13: 9780224039567

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About this Item: Jonathan Cape, London, England, 1997. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Britain granted independence to the people of India on August 14, 1947, replacing the great Raj Empire with the world's largest democracy. This book tells about the events leading up to Independence (beginning about a century earlier) and the personalities who led India in her struggle for freedom. 565 pages including index, deep indigo purple cloth boards with gilt-stamped spine, text has 36 illustrations, six pages of maps and a glossary of Indian words. Boards are beautifully clean and straight, text is unmarked and as new. Dust jacket is purple with a large, colorful Indian painting on the front, gold print on front and spine. DJ is not price-clipped, is mildly rubbed at the edges and has two small closed tears at the bottom back edge and spine, and some minor surface scratches. Seller Inventory # HGF06607

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Patrick French

Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2011)

ISBN 10: 0241950406 ISBN 13: 9780241950401

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About this Item: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Liberty or Death is Patrick French s vivid and surprising account of the chaotic final years of colonial rule in India, acclaimed as the definitive book on this subject. At midnight on 14 August 1947, Great Britain s 350-year-old Indian Empire was broken into three pieces. The greatest mass migration in history began, as Muslims fled north and Hindus fled south, and Britain s role as an imperial power came to an end. Journeying across India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, Patrick French brings to life a cast of characters including spies, idealists, freedom fighters and politicians from Winston Churchill to Mahatma Gandhi. The result is a compelling story of deal-making, missed opportunities, hope and tragedy. A fine, lucid book . vividly drawn with novel-like touches Hanif Kureshi Extraordinarily able and nuanced . a brilliant book on an important subject . French is the most impressive Western historian of modern India currently at work Herald Beautifully written Sunday Times French is a natural storyteller . a delightful tale of intrigue, ham-handedness and just plain blundering India Today Patrick French is the author of India: A Portrait, Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer, which won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Royal Society of Literature W. H. Heinemann Prize, Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land, The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Hawthornden Prize. Seller Inventory # APG9780241950401

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Patrick French

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About this Item: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Liberty or Death is Patrick French s vivid and surprising account of the chaotic final years of colonial rule in India, acclaimed as the definitive book on this subject. At midnight on 14 August 1947, Great Britain s 350-year-old Indian Empire was broken into three pieces. The greatest mass migration in history began, as Muslims fled north and Hindus fled south, and Britain s role as an imperial power came to an end. Journeying across India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, Patrick French brings to life a cast of characters including spies, idealists, freedom fighters and politicians from Winston Churchill to Mahatma Gandhi. The result is a compelling story of deal-making, missed opportunities, hope and tragedy. A fine, lucid book . vividly drawn with novel-like touches Hanif Kureshi Extraordinarily able and nuanced . a brilliant book on an important subject . French is the most impressive Western historian of modern India currently at work Herald Beautifully written Sunday Times French is a natural storyteller . a delightful tale of intrigue, ham-handedness and just plain blundering India Today Patrick French is the author of India: A Portrait, Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer, which won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Royal Society of Literature W. H. Heinemann Prize, Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land, The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Hawthornden Prize. Seller Inventory # APG9780241950401

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Mukerjee, Madhusree

Published by Basic Books, New York (2010)

ISBN 10: 0465002013 ISBN 13: 9780465002016

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About this Item: Basic Books, New York, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First edityion, first printing, hardcover. xxxvi, 332 pages. Prologue, maps, acknowledgments, bibliography, notes, index. Very good with head/tail of spine bumped and tiny indentation tobottom edge of front board, in a very good dust jacket with light edgewear. Mylar cover on jacket. "At the same time that Churchill brilliantly opposed the barbarism of the Nazis, he governed India with a fierce resolve to crush its freedom movement and a profound contempt for native lives. A series of Churchill's decisions between 1940 and 1944 directly and inevitably led to the deaths of some three million Indians. The streets of eastern Indian cities were lined with corpses, yet instead of sending emergency food shipments Churchill used the wheat and ships at his disposal to build stockpiles for feeding postwar Britain and Europe.". Seller Inventory # 013109

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Madhusree Mukerjee

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About this Item: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. A dogged enemy of Hitler, resolute ally of the Americans, and inspiring leader through World War II, Winston Churchill is venerated as one of the truly great statesmen of the last century. But while he has been widely extolled for his achievements, parts of Churchill s record have gone woefully unexamined. As journalist Madhusree Mukerjee reveals, at the same time that Churchill brilliantly opposed the barbarism of the Nazis, he governed India with a fierce resolve to crush its freedom movement and a profound contempt for native lives. A series of Churchill s decisions between 1940 and 1944 directly and inevitably led to the deaths of some three million Indians. The streets of eastern Indian cities were lined with corpses, yet instead of sending emergency food shipments Churchill used the wheat and ships at his disposal to build stockpiles for feeding postwar Britain and Europe. Combining meticulous research with a vivid narrative, and riveting accounts of personality and policy clashes within and without the British War Cabinet, Churchill s Secret War places this oft-overlooked tragedy into the larger context of World War II, India s fight for freedom, and Churchill s enduring legacy. Winston Churchill may have found victory in Europe, but, as this ground-breaking historical investigation reveals, his mismanagement- facilitated by dubious advice from scientist and eugenicist Lord Cherwell- devastated India and set the stage for the massive bloodletting that accompanied independence. Seller Inventory # AAS9780465024810

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Madhusree Mukerjee

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About this Item: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. A dogged enemy of Hitler, resolute ally of the Americans, and inspiring leader through World War II, Winston Churchill is venerated as one of the truly great statesmen of the last century. But while he has been widely extolled for his achievements, parts of Churchill s record have gone woefully unexamined. As journalist Madhusree Mukerjee reveals, at the same time that Churchill brilliantly opposed the barbarism of the Nazis, he governed India with a fierce resolve to crush its freedom movement and a profound contempt for native lives. A series of Churchill s decisions between 1940 and 1944 directly and inevitably led to the deaths of some three million Indians. The streets of eastern Indian cities were lined with corpses, yet instead of sending emergency food shipments Churchill used the wheat and ships at his disposal to build stockpiles for feeding postwar Britain and Europe. Combining meticulous research with a vivid narrative, and riveting accounts of personality and policy clashes within and without the British War Cabinet, Churchill s Secret War places this oft-overlooked tragedy into the larger context of World War II, India s fight for freedom, and Churchill s enduring legacy. Winston Churchill may have found victory in Europe, but, as this ground-breaking historical investigation reveals, his mismanagement- facilitated by dubious advice from scientist and eugenicist Lord Cherwell- devastated India and set the stage for the massive bloodletting that accompanied independence. Seller Inventory # AAS9780465024810

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Madhusree Mukerjee

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About this Item: Tranquebar Press/Westland Ltd, 2010. Softcover. Condition: New. A dogged enemy of Hitler, resolute ally of the Americans, and inspiring leader through World War II, Winston Churchill is venerated as one of the truly great statesmen of the last century. But while he has been widely extolled for his achievements, parts of Churchill?s record have gone woefully unexamined. As journalist Madhusree Mukerjee reveals, at the same time that Churchill brilliantly opposed the barbarism of the Nazis, he governed India with a fierce resolve to crush its freedom movement and a profound contempt for native lives. A series of Churchill?s decisions between 1940 and 1944 directly and inevitably led to the deaths of some three million Indians. The streets of eastern Indian cities were lined with corpses, yet instead of sending emergency food shipments Churchill used the wheat and ships at his disposal to build stockpiles for feeding postwar Britain and Europe. Combining meticulous research with a vivid narrative, and riveting accounts of personality and policy clashes within and without the British War Cabinet, Churchill?s Secret War places this oft-overlooked tragedy into the larger context of WWII, India?s fight for freedom, and Churchill?s enduring legacy. Winston Churchill may have found victory in Europe, but, as this groundbreaking historical investigation reveals, his mismanagement?facilitated by dubious advice from scientist and eugenicist Lord Cherwell?devastated India and set the stage for the massive bloodletting that accompanied Independence. Printed Pages: 408. Seller Inventory # 65113

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About this Item: Tranquebar Press/Westland Ltd, 2010. Softcover. Condition: New. A dogged enemy of Hitler, resolute ally of the Americans, and inspiring leader through World War II, Winston Churchill is venerated as one of the truly great statesmen of the last century. But while he has been widely extolled for his achievements, parts of Churchillâs record have gone woefully unexamined. As journalist Madhusree Mukerjee reveals, at the same time that Churchill brilliantly opposed the barbarism of the Nazis, he governed India with a fierce resolve to crush its freedom movement and a profound contempt for native lives. A series of Churchillâs decisions between 1940 and 1944 directly and inevitably led to the deaths of some three million Indians. The streets of eastern Indian cities were lined with corpses, yet instead of sending emergency food shipments Churchill used the wheat and ships at his disposal to build stockpiles for feeding postwar Britain and Europe. Combining meticulous research with a vivid narrative, and riveting accounts of personality and policy clashes within and without the British War Cabinet, Churchillâs Secret War places this oft-overlooked tragedy into the larger context of WWII, Indiaâs fight for freedom, and Churchillâs enduring legacy. Winston Churchill may have found victory in Europe, but, as this groundbreaking historical investigation reveals, his mismanagementâ"facilitated by dubious advice from scientist and eugenicist Lord Cherwellâ"devastated India and set the stage for the massive bloodletting that accompanied Independence. Printed Pages: 408. Seller Inventory # 65113

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Gunther, Frances

Published by Island Press [1945], New York (1945)

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About this Item: Island Press [1945], New York, 1945. S Paperback. Condition: Very Good-. F First Edition. New York: Island Press [1945]. F First Edition. S Paperback. Very Good-. VG- in wraps (front hinge detached, spine nicked and rubbed) 8vo 122pp. Seller Inventory # 026476

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Stanley Wolpert

Published by Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2009)

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About this Item: Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Britain s precipitous and ill-planned disengagement from India in 1947-condemned as a shameful flight by Winston Churchill-had a truly catastrophic effect on South Asia, leaving hundreds of thousands of people dead in its wake and creating a legacy of chaos, hatred, and war that has lasted over half a century. Ranging from the fall of Singapore in 1942 to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, Shameful Flight provides a vivid behind-the-scenes look at Britain s decision to divest itself from the crown jewel of its empire. Stanley Wolpert, a leading authority on Indian history, paints memorable portraits of all the key participants, including Gandhi, Churchill, Attlee, Nehru, and Jinnah, with special focus on British viceroy, Lord Louis Mountbatten. Wolpert places the blame for the catastrophe largely on Mountbatten, the flamboyant cousin of the king, who rushed the process of nationhood along at an absurd pace. The viceroy s worst blunder was the impetuous drawing of new border lines through the middle of Punjab and Bengal. Virtually everyone involved advised Mountbatten that to partition those provinces was a calamitous mistake that would unleash uncontrollable violence. Indeed, as Wolpert shows, civil unrest among Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs escalated as Independence Day approached, and when the new boundary lines were announced, arson, murder, and mayhem erupted. Partition uprooted over ten million people, 500,000 to a million of whom died in the ensuing inferno. Here then is the dramatic story of a truly pivotal moment in the history of India, Pakistan, and Britain, an event that ignited fires of continuing political unrest that still burn in South Asia. In this engrossing, but very controversial, book, Wolpert considers the responsibility of the leaders, both British and Indian, for the immediate consequences of the partition in 1947 of British India into India and Pakistan when hundreds of thousands were killed in riots and millions became homeless refugees. Shameful Flight is sobering reading for anyone interested in the rise and fall of Western imperialism. -Ainslee Embree, Columbia University Wolpert s book is a delightful read and will shine for its stellar quality of scholarship among the growing body of partition literature that has surfaced in the last two decades. It will be of great interest to anyone curious about whatever happened to the great British Empire and those who often wonder why Indians and Pakistanis endlessly fight with each other. -Dilip Basu, University of California, Santa Cruz. Seller Inventory # APC9780195393941

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Stanley Wolpert

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About this Item: Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Britain s precipitous and ill-planned disengagement from India in 1947-condemned as a shameful flight by Winston Churchill-had a truly catastrophic effect on South Asia, leaving hundreds of thousands of people dead in its wake and creating a legacy of chaos, hatred, and war that has lasted over half a century. Ranging from the fall of Singapore in 1942 to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, Shameful Flight provides a vivid behind-the-scenes look at Britain s decision to divest itself from the crown jewel of its empire. Stanley Wolpert, a leading authority on Indian history, paints memorable portraits of all the key participants, including Gandhi, Churchill, Attlee, Nehru, and Jinnah, with special focus on British viceroy, Lord Louis Mountbatten. Wolpert places the blame for the catastrophe largely on Mountbatten, the flamboyant cousin of the king, who rushed the process of nationhood along at an absurd pace. The viceroy s worst blunder was the impetuous drawing of new border lines through the middle of Punjab and Bengal. Virtually everyone involved advised Mountbatten that to partition those provinces was a calamitous mistake that would unleash uncontrollable violence. Indeed, as Wolpert shows, civil unrest among Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs escalated as Independence Day approached, and when the new boundary lines were announced, arson, murder, and mayhem erupted. Partition uprooted over ten million people, 500,000 to a million of whom died in the ensuing inferno. Here then is the dramatic story of a truly pivotal moment in the history of India, Pakistan, and Britain, an event that ignited fires of continuing political unrest that still burn in South Asia. In this engrossing, but very controversial, book, Wolpert considers the responsibility of the leaders, both British and Indian, for the immediate consequences of the partition in 1947 of British India into India and Pakistan when hundreds of thousands were killed in riots and millions became homeless refugees. Shameful Flight is sobering reading for anyone interested in the rise and fall of Western imperialism. -Ainslee Embree, Columbia University Wolpert s book is a delightful read and will shine for its stellar quality of scholarship among the growing body of partition literature that has surfaced in the last two decades. It will be of great interest to anyone curious about whatever happened to the great British Empire and those who often wonder why Indians and Pakistanis endlessly fight with each other. -Dilip Basu, University of California, Santa Cruz. Seller Inventory # APC9780195393941

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Stanley Wolpert

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About this Item: Oxford University Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 256 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.1in. x 0.8in.Britains precipitous and ill-planned disengagement from India in 1947-condemned as a shameful flight by Winston Churchill-had a truly catastrophic effect on South Asia, leaving hundreds of thousands of people dead in its wake and creating a legacy of chaos, hatred, and war that has lasted over half a century. Ranging from the fall of Singapore in 1942 to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, Shameful Flight provides a vivid behind-the-scenes look at Britains decision to divest itself from the crown jewel of its empire. Stanley Wolpert, a leading authority on Indian history, paints memorable portraits of all the key participants, including Gandhi, Churchill, Attlee, Nehru, and Jinnah, with special focus on British viceroy, Lord Louis Mountbatten. Wolpert places the blame for the catastrophe largely on Mountbatten, the flamboyant cousin of the king, who rushed the process of nationhood along at an absurd pace. The viceroys worst blunder was the impetuous drawing of new border lines through the middle of Punjab and Bengal. Virtually everyone involved advised Mountbatten that to partition those provinces was a calamitous mistake that would unleash uncontrollable violence. Indeed, as Wolpert shows, civil unrest among Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs escalated as Independence Day approached, and when the new boundary lines were announced, arson, murder, and mayhem erupted. Partition uprooted over ten million people, 500, 000 to a million of whom died in the ensuing inferno. Here then is the dramatic story of a truly pivotal moment in the history of India, Pakistan, and Britain, an event that ignited fires of continuing political unrest that still burn in South Asia. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780195393941

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Madhusree Mukerjee

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About this Item: Westland Aug-10, Paperback. A dogged enemy of Hitler resolute ally of the Americans and inspiring leader through World War II Winston Churchill is venerated as one of the truly great statesmen of the last century But while he has been widely extolled for his achievements parts of Churchills record have gone woefully unexamined As journalist Madhusree Mukerjee reveals at the same time that Churchill brilliantly opposed the barbarism of the Nazis he governed India with a fierce resolve to crush its freedom movement and a profound contempt for native lives A series of Churchills decisions between 1940 and 1944 directly and inevitably led to the deaths of some three million Indians The streets of eastern Indian cities were lined with corpses yet instead of sending emergency food shipments Churchill used the wheat and ships at his disposal to build stockpiles for feeding postwar Britain and Europe Combining meticulous research with a vivid narrative and riveting accounts of personality and policy clashes within and without the British War Cabinet Churchills Secret War places this oft overlooked tragedy into the larger context of WWII Indias fight for freedom and Churchills enduring legacy Winston Churchill may have found victory in Europe but as this groundbreaking historical investigation reveals his mismanagement facilitated by dubious advice from scientist and eugenicist Lord Cherwell devastated India and set the stage for the massive bloodletting that accompanied Independence 408 pp. Seller Inventory # 83709

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About this Item: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. A dogged enemy of Hitler, resolute ally of the Americans, and inspiring leader through World War II, Winston Churchill is venerated as one of the truly great statesmen of the last century. But while he has been widely extolled for his achievements, parts of Churchill s record have gone woefully unexamined. As journalist Madhusree Mukerjee reveals, at the same time that Churchill brilliantly opposed the barbarism of the Nazis, he governed India with a fierce resolve to crush its freedom movement and a profound contempt for native lives. A series of Churchill s decisions between 1940 and 1944 directly and inevitably led to the deaths of some three million Indians. The streets of eastern Indian cities were lined with corpses, yet instead of sending emergency food shipments Churchill used the wheat and ships at his disposal to build stockpiles for feeding postwar Britain and Europe. Combining meticulous research with a vivid narrative, and riveting accounts of personality and policy clashes within and without the British War Cabinet, Churchill s Secret War places this oft-overlooked tragedy into the larger context of World War II, India s fight for freedom, and Churchill s enduring legacy. Winston Churchill may have found victory in Europe, but, as this ground-breaking historical investigation reveals, his mismanagement- facilitated by dubious advice from scientist and eugenicist Lord Cherwell- devastated India and set the stage for the massive bloodletting that accompanied independence. Seller Inventory # BZE9780465024810

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Shameful Flight - The Last Years of: Wolpert, Stanley

Wolpert, Stanley

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About this Item: Oxford University Press, USA, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing. First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page and in clean unclipped dust jacket. White boards with yellow spine, gold lettering on spine. Light soiling. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 238 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (28.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Birtain's precipitous and ill-planned disengagement from India in 1947 - condemned as a "shameful flight" by Winston Churchill -- and its catastrophic effect on South Asia. Seller Inventory # 023174

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Madhusree Mukerjee

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About this Item: Tranquebar Press/Westland Ltd, 2010. Softcover. Condition: New. A dogged enemy of Hitler, resolute ally of the Americans, and inspiring leader through World War II, Winston Churchill is venerated as one of the truly great statesmen of the last century. But while he has been widely extolled for his achievements, parts of Churchillâs record have gone woefully unexamined. As journalist Madhusree Mukerjee reveals, at the same time that Churchill brilliantly opposed the barbarism of the Nazis, he governed India with a fierce resolve to crush its freedom movement and a profound contempt for native lives. A series of Churchillâs decisions between 1940 and 1944 directly and inevitably led to the deaths of some three million Indians. The streets of eastern Indian cities were lined with corpses, yet instead of sending emergency food shipments Churchill used the wheat and ships at his disposal to build stockpiles for feeding postwar Britain and Europe. Combining meticulous research with a vivid narrative, and riveting accounts of personality and policy clashes within and without the British War Cabinet, Churchillâs Secret War places this oft-overlooked tragedy into the larger context of WWII, Indiaâs fight for freedom, and Churchillâs enduring legacy. Winston Churchill may have found victory in Europe, but, as this groundbreaking historical investigation reveals, his mismanagementâ"facilitated by dubious advice from scientist and eugenicist Lord Cherwellâ"devastated India and set the stage for the massive bloodletting that accompanied Independence. Printed Pages: 408. Seller Inventory # 65113

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About this Item: Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Britain s precipitous and ill-planned disengagement from India in 1947-condemned as a shameful flight by Winston Churchill-had a truly catastrophic effect on South Asia, leaving hundreds of thousands of people dead in its wake and creating a legacy of chaos, hatred, and war that has lasted over half a century. Ranging from the fall of Singapore in 1942 to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, Shameful Flight provides a vivid behind-the-scenes look at Britain s decision to divest itself from the crown jewel of its empire. Stanley Wolpert, a leading authority on Indian history, paints memorable portraits of all the key participants, including Gandhi, Churchill, Attlee, Nehru, and Jinnah, with special focus on British viceroy, Lord Louis Mountbatten. Wolpert places the blame for the catastrophe largely on Mountbatten, the flamboyant cousin of the king, who rushed the process of nationhood along at an absurd pace. The viceroy s worst blunder was the impetuous drawing of new border lines through the middle of Punjab and Bengal. Virtually everyone involved advised Mountbatten that to partition those provinces was a calamitous mistake that would unleash uncontrollable violence. Indeed, as Wolpert shows, civil unrest among Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs escalated as Independence Day approached, and when the new boundary lines were announced, arson, murder, and mayhem erupted. Partition uprooted over ten million people, 500,000 to a million of whom died in the ensuing inferno. Here then is the dramatic story of a truly pivotal moment in the history of India, Pakistan, and Britain, an event that ignited fires of continuing political unrest that still burn in South Asia. In this engrossing, but very controversial, book, Wolpert considers the responsibility of the leaders, both British and Indian, for the immediate consequences of the partition in 1947 of British India into India and Pakistan when hundreds of thousands were killed in riots and millions became homeless refugees. Shameful Flight is sobering reading for anyone interested in the rise and fall of Western imperialism. -Ainslee Embree, Columbia University Wolpert s book is a delightful read and will shine for its stellar quality of scholarship among the growing body of partition literature that has surfaced in the last two decades. It will be of great interest to anyone curious about whatever happened to the great British Empire and those who often wonder why Indians and Pakistanis endlessly fight with each other. -Dilip Basu, University of California, Santa Cruz. Seller Inventory # BTE9780195393941

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CHURCHILL'S SECRET WAR: The British Empire And: Mukerjee, Madhusree

Mukerjee, Madhusree

Published by NY. 2010. Basic Books / Perseus Group. (2010)

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About this Item: NY. 2010. Basic Books / Perseus Group., 2010. black hardbound 8vo. 8º (octavo). dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. fine cond. looks new. like new. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of markings. dustwrapper in fine cond. not worn or torn or price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings or store stamps, no stickers or bookplates, no names, no inking , no underlining, no remainder markings etc ~. first edition. first printing ( # 1 in # line). acknowledgments. bibliography. notes. index. xxxi+332p. 4 b&w maps, including one double page. world history. history of india. british empire. british raj. world war ii. biography. imperial japan.~ A dogged enemy of Hitler, resolute ally of the Americans, and inspiring leader through World War II, Winston Churchill is venerated as one of the truly great statesmen of the last century. But while he has been widely extolled for his achievements, parts of Churchill's record have gone woefully unexamined. As journalist Madhusree Mukerjee reveals, at the same time that Churchill brilliantly opposed the barbarism of the Nazis, he governed India with a fierce resolve to crush its freedom movement and a profound contempt for native lives. A series of Churchill's decisions between 1940 and 1944 directly and inevitably led to the deaths of some three million Indians. The streets of eastern Indian cities were lined with corpses, yet instead of sending emergency food shipments Churchill used the wheat and ships at his disposal to build stockpiles for feeding postwar Britain and Europe. Combining meticulous research with a vivid narrative, and riveting accounts of personality and policy clashes within and without the British War Cabinet, Churchill's Secret War places this oft~overlooked tragedy into the larger context of World War II, India's fight for freedom, and Churchill's enduring legacy. Winston Churchill may have found victory in Europe, but, as this groundbreaking historical investigation reveals, his mismanagement~facilitated by dubious advice from scientist and eugenicist Lord Cherwell~devastated India and set the stage for the massive bloodletting that accompanied independence. Seller Inventory # 4091602

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Moore, R. J. (Robin James)

Published by Oxford University Press, London (1979)

ISBN 10: 0198224850 ISBN 13: 9780198224853

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About this Item: Oxford University Press, London, 1979. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. The interior of the book is crisp and clean, showing no marks or wear. The black covers are fresh, again with next to no wear. The dust jacket is corner clipped and has a faded spine, but is otherwise in vert good condition, with no chipping or damage. The jacket is now in a protective mylar cover. A very nice copy. Synopsis: "Professor Moore argues that Sir Stafford Cripp's mission to India in 1942 could, if successful, have prevented the ultimate partition of India. Indian participation in a power-sharing executive would have led to co-operation between Hindus and Muslims. The failure of the mission can be attributed to the baleful influence of Churchill, acting in support of the over-cautious and often very stubborn Viceroy, Lord Linlithgow.". Seller Inventory # 007557

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Mukerjee, Madhusree

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About this Item: Basic Books, U.S.A., 2010. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Other than embossed owner stamp on flypage this book is pristine. A dogged enemy of Hitler, resolute ally of the Americans, and inspiring leader through World War II, Winston Churchill is venerated as one of the truly great statesmen of the last century. But while he has been widely extolled for his achievements, parts of Churchill's record have gone woefully unexamined. As journalist Madhusree Mukerjee reveals, at the same time that Churchill brilliantly opposed the barbarism of the Nazis, he governed India with a fierce resolve to crush its freedom movement and a profound contempt for native lives. A series of Churchill's decisions between 1940 and 1944 directly and inevitably led to the deaths of some three million Indians. The streets of eastern Indian cities were lined with corpses, yet instead of sending emergency food shipments Churchill used the wheat and ships at his disposal to build stockpiles for feeding postwar Britain and Europe.Combining meticulous research with a vivid narrative, and riveting accounts of personality and policy clashes within and without the British War Cabinet, Churchill's Secret War places this oft-overlooked tragedy into the larger context of World War II, India's fight for freedom, and Churchill's enduring legacy. Winston Churchill may have found victory in Europe, but, as this groundbreaking historical investigation reveals, his mismanagement facilitated by dubious advice from scientist and eugenicist Lord Cherwella devastated India and set the stage for the massive bloodletting that accompanied independence. Seller Inventory # 006868

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About this Item: HMSO. 1902-1908., London, 1921. 67pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. British Parliamentary Paper Cmd 1474. Library mark on cover. Imperial Conference. Includes speech on Colonial affairs by Winston Churchill as Secretary of State for the colonies. A clean copy. Seller Inventory # 125227

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Mukerjee, Madhusree

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About this Item: Basic Books, New York, 2010. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Seller Inventory # SB3728

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Guha, Ramachandra

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About this Item: Allen Lane/Penguin Group (Aust.) Ltd., Melbourne Vic., 2013. Hardcover, octavo; 672pp., b&w illustrations. Dustwrapper. Remainder. New. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight. In Gandhi Before India, Ramachandra Guha, one of the subcontinent's most influential historians, has set himself the revisionist task of challenging this Indo-centric self-portrait of the Mahatma, not merely cleaning the family portrait, but uncovering a new backdrop and giving the whole restoration a new frame. Guha's impressive monograph, the first of two volumes, challenges the Gandhi legend as it was portrayed in, for instance, Richard Attenborough's Oscar-winning film starring Ben Kingsley. As well as the childhood in Gujarat and his two years as a student in London, Guha focuses on the now almost forgotten chapter in Gandhi's career, his two decades as a lawyer and community organiser in imperial South Africa before and after the Boer war. Guha is at pains to demonstrate that, up to his final return, aged 46, Gandhi had almost no knowledge of India in the wider sense. When he first went to London, at 19, MK Gandhi had never travelled outside his native Kathiawar. Later, in 1892 and 1902, he spent months in Bombay but, despite visits to Calcutta and Madras in 1896, had never actually 'spoken to a single Indian peasant worker living or working in India itself'. Rather, Gandhi's ideas, beliefs and deepest political instincts had been shaped by his remarkable career as a crusading lawyer in South Africa. When Guha lists Gandhi's four major callings - freedom fighter, social reformer, religious pluralist and prophet - he clearly identifies each of these as having their roots in Natal and the Transvaal. Gandhi's most famous contribution to the 20th century, satyagraha (or 'truth force'), the technique of mass civil disobedience, was also invented in South Africa. Gandhi's non-Indian side becomes even more distinct when Guha describes the minutiae of his African life and work. The big surprise is the degree to which the future Mahatma was so completely in tune with the wider ethos of the British empire, emerging, somewhat bizarrely, as an empire loyalist. Indeed, when the Boer war broke out, Gandhi expressed hope for 'a British victory'. He had, meanwhile, become 'the champion of the Indian cause in Natal', although this, as Guha shows, was less to do with his sympathy for the rights of his fellow Indians than the failure of his legal career during a return to Bombay in 1902. When the call came to return to South Africa, Gandhi saw it as a way out of a professional impasse. Identifying his luck, he moved fast. Soon after his return to the Transvaal, he set up the newspaper, Indian Opinion, that would become the bridgehead for the battle on behalf of his people. At this moment in the early 1900s, the many competing strands in Gandhi's life were almost wholly focused on South Africa. He was a lawyer working for clients in Johannesburg and Durban, and also campaigning for the rights of Indians in the Transvaal. He was a newspaper propagandist. Finally, he was becoming obsessed with the simple life, by solitude, diet, meditation and celibacy. In 1906, he took the vow of brahmacharya, curtailing all sexual relations with his long-suffering wife. If Guha's work has a weakness it is that, in focusing so intently on its new portrait, it neglects the human toll inflicted on those around the incipient Mahatma.1906 marked the turning point. Gandhi returned to London briefly, and began to realise - not least through his meeting with the young Winston Churchill - that he and his fellows were irredeemably 'alien'. Much later, he was asked what he thought of modern civilisation. 'I think it would be a good idea,' came the reply. No accident, then, that soon after his return home, passive resistance landed him in prison. As the lawyer morphed into the campaigning ascetic, he decided that 'we would all profit from the kind of simplicity and solitude we find in gaol'. Seller Inventory # 86155

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About this Item: paperback. Condition: New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.(B9) Special Envoy - Winston Churchill. Stalin deal with Hutchison (1941-1946) (Pavilion Books. 78 January edition of India. 95 products. 675)Four Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back. Seller Inventory # AV029998

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About this Item: paperback. Condition: New. Pub Date :2006-06 Publisher: Oriental bookshelves. Seller Inventory # DA012682

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Naipaul,V.S. (From The Personal Library of Winston Churchill's Daughter Mary Soames)

Published by Andre Deutsch, London (1978)

ISBN 10: 0233969365 ISBN 13: 9780233969367

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About this Item: Andre Deutsch, London, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition 3rd Impression. This is a Very Good Copy of this Book in a Very Good Dust-Jacket which has some rubbing and wear to the outer edges of the wrapper.Not price clipped.The book came from the private library of Winston Churchill's Youngest Daughter Mary Soames who passed away in 2015.The book bears the bookplate of Mary Soames to the front pastedown.This copy has a firm binding with no hinge weakness.Mary Soames was Winston Churchill's last surviving daughter.She died at the age of 91 in West London.She was the youngest of the five children of our great wartime prime minister and his wife Clementine.She worked for the Red Cross and the Women's Voluntary Service from 1939 to 1941, and joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service with whom she served in London, Belgium and Germany in mixed anti-aircraft batteries, rising to the rank of Junior Commander.She also accompanied her father as aide-de-camp on several of his overseas journeys, including his trip to Potsdam, where he met with US president Harry S Truman and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.She married the Conservative politician Christopher Soames 1947 and they had five children,Nicholas, Emma, Jeremy, Charlotte and Rupert.This is a great opportunity to own a book from a distinguished family library and from the Daughter of Winston Churchill.Rare with this wonderful association,8vo 175pp First Edition 3rd Impression Size: 8vo - over 6 ¾" - 9¾" Tall. Seller Inventory # 70187

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Jinnah. India - Partition - Independence.: Jinnah, Mohammed Ali],

Jinnah, Mohammed Ali], Singh, Jaswant.

Published by New Delhi, Rupa & Co. (2009)

ISBN 10: 8129113783 ISBN 13: 9788129113788

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About this Item: New Delhi, Rupa & Co., 2009. 16 cm x 24 cm. 348 pages with photographs and illustrations. Original hardcover with dustjacket. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Includes the following contents: - Introduction: A Complex Opening / India and Islam / Jenabhai to Jinnah: The Journey / The Turbulent Twenties / Sharpening Focus - Narrowing Options / A Short Decade - A Long End Game / Sunset of the Empire - Post-dated Cheque on a Collapsing Bank / A War of Succession - Diverging Paths / Stymied Negotiations? / Mountbatten Viceroyalty: The End of the Raj / Pakistan: Birth-Independence: The Quaid-e-Azam's Last Journey / In Retrospect / Appendices / Gandhi's Offer as Revealed in his Letter to Jinnah, 24 September 1944 / Wavell-Gandhi-Nehru - 27 September 1946 Post Calcutta killings / Quaid-i-Azam's Message to Hindustan 7 August 1947 etc. "This is a fascinating, brave and honest book. The author has every reason to stick to the Indian 'party line' on Jinnah and all his works, but he is courageous enough to examine the facts and arrive at his own conclusions. In his account of the last two years before independence, the only people to emerge with their reputations even half-way intact are Maulana Azad and Archibald Wavell. It's a sad story of an avoidable catastrophe that could have been avoided if enough people (mainly on the Nationalist side) had risen to the challenge. The author refuses to canonise or demonise the characters who appear. His assessments are, in the main, balanced, fair and with an inclination to be charitable. That even goes for Winston Churchill (a notorious bete noire for the Indians). That said, this is a book that is desperately in need of an editing it never received. At times, it is very hard to decipher just what point the author is trying to make. It is one of these books with a 'cast of thousands' where the reader is assumed to know who was who. The reader who doesn't soon becomes hopelessly lost. Is reading it worth the effort? This reviewer feels that he is a better and more informed person. So do take a deep breath and stick with it: it has its rewards. -- David McKee on 13 Nov. 2014" (Amazon). Seller Inventory # 78140AB

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Patrick French

Published by Penguin UK Jun 2011 (2011)

ISBN 10: 0241950406 ISBN 13: 9780241950401

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About this Item: Penguin UK Jun 2011, 2011. Taschenbuch. Condition: Neu. Neuware - Liberty or Death is Patrick French's vivid and surprising account of the chaotic final years of colonial rule in India, acclaimed as the definitive book on this subject. At midnight on 14 August 1947, Great Britain's 350-year-old Indian Empire was broken into three pieces. The greatest mass migration in history began, as Muslims fled north and Hindus fled south, and Britain's role as an imperial power came to an end. Journeying across India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, Patrick French brings to life a cast of characters including spies, idealists, freedom fighters and politicians from Winston Churchill to Mahatma Gandhi. The result is a compelling story of deal-making, missed opportunities, hope and tragedy. 'A fine, lucid book . vividly drawn with novel-like touches' Hanif Kureshi 'Extraordinarily able and nuanced . a brilliant book on an important subject . French is the most impressive Western historian of modern India currently at work' Herald 'Beautifully written' Sunday Times 'French is a natural storyteller . a delightful tale of intrigue, ham-handedness and just plain blundering' India Today Patrick French is the author of India: A Portrait, Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer, which won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Royal Society of Literature W. H. Heinemann Prize, Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land, The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Hawthornden Prize. 496 pp. Englisch. Seller Inventory # 9780241950401

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Churchill, Winston S. [Spencer]; Langworth, Richard M. (Preface); Weidhorn, Manfred (Introduction)

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About this Item: Dragonwyck Publishing, Inc., 1990. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First American edition. Owner blind stamp on front endpaper, ink stamp following text appears to indicate date of acquisition and collection volume # of previous owner. 1990 Hard Cover. xl, 140, [1]. 7 5/8 x 5 1/8. Original ads reproduced after text, facsimiles of original covers precede and follow text. One of Churchill's scarcest works, originally published in book form in 1931. The original when last auctioned sold for over $2000. This reprint is the first American edition of the work, and since its publication in 1990 has also become quite scarce. Seller Inventory # 2201926

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