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THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A history of the British empire from its earliest swashbuckling days to the era of its maturity, when it buckled rather than swashed, by the biographer of Lawrence of Arabia (The Golden Warrior, 1993, etc.). At its height at the time of WW I, the empire covered a quarter of the earth's land surface and had a population of 425 million; now there are ``a few scarlet pinpricks on the globe.'' But ... Read full review


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