Forgotten Wars: The End of Britain's Asian Empire

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Penguin Adult, Jan 31, 2008 - History - 673 pages
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This extraordinary book is a vivid, highly original account of the creation of a new Asia after the Second World War - an unstoppable wave of nationalism that swept the British Empire aside. It tells the definitive story of how India, Pakistan, Burma and Malaysia came into existence and how British interference in Vietnam and Indonesia fatally shaped those countries' futures.

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User Review  - Sr_Moreno - LibraryThing

Extremely well researched, but the lengthy paragraphs, huge number of names and endless acronyms make this a very tiring read. Nonetheless, there are some excellent passages. Read full review

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User Review  - ebethe - LibraryThing

Good histroy, with some incredibly long paragraphs and lots of facts. Some of the "gossipy" insights helped to put a face on the dates and facts. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Christopher Bayly and Tim Harper jointly wrote the highly praised Forgotten Armies: The Fall of British Asia, 1941-45 which is a prelude to this book.

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