Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire by Dr. Piers Brendon

No empire has been larger or more diverse than the British Empire. At its apogee in the 1930s, 42 million Britons governed 500 million foreign subjects. Britannia ruled the waves and a quarter of the earth s surface was painted red on the map. Where Britain s writ did not run directly, its influence, sustained by matchless industrial and commercial sinews, was often paramount. Yet no empire (except the Russian) disappeared more swiftly. Within a generation this mighty structure sank almost without trace, leaving behind a scatter of sea-girt dependencies and a ghost of empire, the British Commonwealth of nations. Equally, it can be claimed that Britain bequeathed its former colonies economic foundations, a cultural legacy, a sporting spirit, a legal code and a language more ubiquitous than Latin ever was. In a book of unparalleled scholarship, Piers Brendon presents the story of the decline and eclipse of British might, the major historical event in the closing stages of the second millennium. Full of vivid particulars, brief lives, telling anecdotes, comic episodes, symbolic moments and illustrative vignettes, The Decline and Fall of the British Empire evokes remote places as we

Buy The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire by Dr. Piers Brendon from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780712668460
ISBN-10: 0712668462
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 43mm)
Pages: 816
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire by Dr. Piers Brendon

YouTube Videos - The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire by Dr. Piers Brendon

Decline and Fall of the British Empire by Piers Brendon


Book Reviews - The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire by Dr. Piers Brendon

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Decline And Fall Of The British Empire book by Dr. Piers Brendon and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Dr. Piers Brendon

Piers Brendon is the author of more than a dozen books, including biographies of Churchill and Eisenhower, the bestselling Eminent Edwardians and The Dark Valley, a highly praised history of the 1930s. He also writes for television and contributes frequently to the national press. Formerly Keeper of the Churchill Archives Centre, he is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.

Books By Dr. Piers Brendon

Edward VIII (Penguin Monarchs) by Dr. Piers Brendon
Hardback, April 2016
$26.33
Eminent Elizabethans by Dr. Piers Brendon
Paperback, September 2013
$17.99
Eminent Edwardians by Dr. Piers Brendon
Paperback, May 2003
$35.99
Hawker Of Morwenstow by Dr. Piers Brendon
Paperback, April 2002
$26.99