Pax Britannica: the climax of an empire

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980 - Fiction - 544 pages
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This centerpiece of the trilogy captures the British at the height of their vigor and self-satisfaction, imposing their traditions and tastes, their idealists and rascals, on diverse peoples of the world. Index. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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User Review  - jerry-book - LibraryThing

Not as much fun as the first book in the trilogy. Nonetheless this is a fine picture of the British Empire at the time of Queen Victoria's jubilee in the late 19th century. Also, there is a good ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

This a good first book dealing with the complexities of that curious construction "the Empiah". Perhaps one should also read "King -of the Khyber Rifles" or the Memoirs of John Masters at the same time. But it's smooth and a polished presentation. Read full review



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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.

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.

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