Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980 - History - 576 pages
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This concluding volume brings readers up to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. "Morris has written an unorthodox masterpiece...[a] book filled with superb studies of battles, ceremonies, landscapes, confrontations and, above all, characters" (New York Times Book Review). Index. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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Review: Farewell The Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat (The Pax Britannica Trilogy #3)

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A beautiful tour of the British empire and a summary of the last decades of its history. The prose is less beautiful then that of its prequel in the Pax Britannica series, 'The Climax of Empire' which ... Read full review

Review: Farewell The Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat (The Pax Britannica Trilogy #3)

User Review  - Dru - Goodreads

Thoroughly enjoyed this book; I like the unostenatious familiarity that Morris employs in her description of the places and people involved in the dissolution of the empire. It affirms my belief that ... Read full review

About the author (1980)

Jan Morris served as an intelligence officer with the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers, studied at Oxford University, and was a reporter for the Times and the Guardian before launching into a successful career as a novelist, history author, and travel writer. Her other books include Last Letters from Hav, Fifty Years of Europe, Conundrum, Hong Kong, Oxford, The World of Venice, and Farewell the Trumpets.

Morris, after Oxford and a Harkness Fellowship in the U.S., he spent ten years as a foreign correspondent for the London Times and the Guardian. He is the recipient of the George Polk Memorial Award for Journalism in America.

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