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Ends of British Imperialism: The Scramble for Empire, Suez, and Decolonization

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Pax Britannica to Pax Americana is the story of the British Empire from its late-nineteenth century flowering to its present extinction. Louis traces the British Empire from the scramble for Africa, the turbulent imperial history of the Second World War in Asia, and the mid-20th century rush to independence to the Suez crisis, the icon of empire's end. It forms the ideal p ...more
Paperback, 1082 pages
Published May 15th 2007 by I. B. Tauris (first published August 25th 2006)
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The Ends of British Imperialism provides an excellent survey of how the British Empire rose to prominence in the 1800's and then began a decent after the second world war. This book is a collection of William Roger Louis lifetime essays and focus on different aspects of the process. William Roger Louis is one of the most respected scholar's on this area of British history and these essays are a treasure trove for anyone wanting to understand why the British Empire fell. The collapse of empire is ...more
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Wm. Roger Louis has a knack for clear and cogent writing, and his many essays are reflective of his skill as a writer and historian. Here, in one volume, the historian (or casual history reader) can tap one of the finest reserves of historical writing on decolonization and British imperialism available.
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He is... a very old (-fashioned) diplomatic historian. It's really easy to tell in any of his work that he loves his work -- that makes me happy (am i weird?). This collection of essays is a good companion to have if you are studying anything related to imperialism, inter-war diplomacy, internationalism, decolonization, and the early Cold War.
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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 ...more
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