Ghosts of Empire

Ghosts of Empire

Britain's Legacies in the Modern World

eBook - 2012
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This revelatory history of the legacy of the British empire and its unintended consequences marks the brilliant literary debut of a young historian and politician.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2012
ISBN: 9781610391214
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (490 pages)

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debkd Jan 14, 2014

This is a highly readable book and there is no doubt that the writer, who is currently serving as a Conservative MP has an excellent background. But I found this book disappointing on a number of counts, not the least of which is that he persists in the ill-conceived notion that it's legitimate to judge nineteenth-century politicians, administrators and writers from a narrow 21st-century perspective. Still, I would recommend this book as supplemental reading for someone who is already well-versed in British colonial history.

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