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In the Name of God, Go!: Leo Amery and the British Empire in the Age of Churchill
Leo Amery was a leading British Imperialist who played a pivotal role in the fall of Neville Chamberlain and the rise of Winston Churchill. In the Name of God, Go! was Amery's famous exhortation to Chamberlain in May 1940. In this study, Roger Louis, a noted historian of Britain in the 20th century, portrays Amery's part in those great events as well as in the evolution of ...more
Hardcover, 199 pages
Published October 1st 1992 by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published September 1992)
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This book is a collection of three lectures turned into essays about the life of Leo Amery. I knew of Amery from my reading of British history but he played a large role in the government of India during WWII. He is an example of one form of Imperialist that wanted to develop a more sophisticated structure of empire around an economy of "Imperial Preference". He also had a significant role in the development of the British Empire during and after WWI, including the famous Balfour Declaration ...more
William Roger Louis CBE FBA, also known as Wm. Roger Louis, or Roger Louis, informally, is an American historian, currently distinguished historian at the University of Texas at Austin. Louis is the Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford History of the British Empire, the former President of the American Historical Association, the former Chairman of the Department of State Historical Advisory Committee, a ...moreMore about William Roger Louis...