Heaven's Command: ˜an Œimperial Command

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980 - Great Britain - 554 pages
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The opening volume of Morris’s “Pax Britannica Trilogy,” this richly detailed work traces the rise of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria to the throne in 1837 to the celebration of her Diamond Jubilee in 1897. Index. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

This is a flashy and fairly superficial survey of the Empah at the given moment. If you haven't read much in this area, this is a good first survey book. The prose is clear. Read full review

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Unless you have studied the history of the 19th century in earnest, you are probably like me - you pick up bits and pieces from all manner of sources. For me that includes everything from Kent's ... 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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