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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Jan Morris is a brilliant historian. She traces the decline and fall of the British empire in meticulous, insightful prose. Churchill himself could never truly accept that decline and resisted it ... Read full review

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

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An excellent summary of the retreat from Empire and the effect this had in the British polity. Can be somewhat sympathetic to the idea of Empire, but this was written in the 60s and 70s so you have to excuse it that. Somewhat melancholy. Read full review

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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.

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