A brawling, rambunctious history celebrating the Empireaand the intrepid empire-buildersathat gave the United States, Canada, India, and Australia not just a common language, but common ideals of freedom and justice The British Empireathe biggest empire in historyaonce ruled a quarter of the globe. It was built by an incredible array of swashbuckling soldiers and sailors, pirates and adventurers who finally get their due in H. W. Crocker III's panoramic and provocative view of four hundred years of history that will delight and amuse, educate and entertain. Strap on your pith helmet for a rollicking ride through some of history's most colorful events. Bet your teacher never told you: The Founding Fathers didn't rebel against British imperialism; they looked forward to the transfer qof the great seat of Empire to Americaq The original Norman English invasion of Ireland was approved by the pope Sir Charles Napier, commander in chief of the British Army in India, abolished the Hindu custom of widow-burning Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer's qhearts and mindsq counter- insurgency strategy was instrumental in defeating the Communists in Malaya The breakup of the British Empire led Winston Churchill to conclude that he had achieved qnothingq in his lifeIt was built by an incredible array of swashbuckling soldiers and sailors, pirates and adventurers who finally get their due in H. W. Crocker IIIa#39;s panoramic and provocative view of four hundred years of history that will delight and amuse, ...
|Title||:||The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire|
|Author||:||H. W. Crocker, III|
|Publisher||:||Regnery Publishing - 2011-10-24|