Horizon History of the British Empire edited by Stephen W Sears
Horizon History of the British Empire edited by Stephen W Sears
Horizon History of the British Empire edited by Stephen W Sears
Horizon History of the British Empire edited by Stephen W Sears
Horizon History of the British Empire edited by Stephen W Sears
Horizon History of the British Empire edited by Stephen W Sears
Horizon History of the British Empire edited by Stephen W Sears
Horizon History of the British Empire edited by Stephen W Sears
Horizon History of the British Empire edited by Stephen W Sears
Horizon History of the British Empire edited by Stephen W Sears
Horizon History of the British Empire edited by Stephen W Sears
Horizon History of the British Empire edited by Stephen W Sears

Horizon History of the British Empire edited by Stephen W Sears

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Horizon History of the British Empire edited by Stephen W Sears
 
The Horizon History of the British Empire edited by Stephen W Sears  Minor dust jacket damage - small tears.
Hard Cover w/Dust Jacket  More than 500 illustrations
511 pages
Copyright 1973
CONTENTS
Prologue / 8                                                                                                                                
JUBILEE DAY                                                                                                                                   
James Morris
Chapter One / 14   BIRTH OF EMPIRE                                                                                                                                 
I. A Bold Band of Explorers Lacey Baldwin Smith   II. Showdown with Spain Lacey Baldwin Smith   III. Footholds in a New World Jim Hicks, Oliver Warner   IV. The Wealth of the Indies Michael Edwardes
Chapter Two / 56   THE FRENCH CHALLENGE                                                                                                                               
I. Warfare in the Wilderness Jim Hicks   II. The Contest for India Michael Edwardes   III. Rebellion and Global War Jim Hicks   IV. Mistress of the Seas Jim Hicks, David Howarth
Chapter Three / 96   BEYOND THE RIM OFASIA                                                                                                                   
I. The Gentle Navigator Stuart Legg   II. Early Days Down Under Barry Pree  III. The Maori ChallengeKeith Sinclair
Chapter Four / 134   BRITISH INDIA                                                                                                                                         
I. A Clash of Cultures Michael Edwardes, Barry Pree   II. Warfare on India's Borders Jim Hicks, Michael Edwardes   III. The Opium War Robert Hughes   IV. The Great Mutiny Michael Edwardes
Chapter Five / 176   THE DARK CONTINENT                                                                                           
I. Black Ivory Charlotte and Denis Plimmer   II. Cape Colony David Lytton               III. Exploring West Africa Basil Davidson   IV. The Vision of David Livingstone Roy Lewis   V. The Mystery of the Nile Roy Lewis
Chapter Six / 216   AFRICAN TAKE-OVER                                                                                                                                    
I. Buckets of Diamonds Timothy S. Green   II. Struggle for South Africa Donald Morris, Brian Gardner   III. From Suez to Khartoum Stuart Legg   IV. The Imperial Scramble Jim Hicks, David Holden
Chapter Seven / 260   IMPERIAL HIGH NOON                                                                                                                          
I. Canada Makes Good Jim Hicks   II. Australia and New Zealand Come of Age Timothy S. Green, Keith Sinclair   III. A Remote Elite Michael Edwardes, David Dilks   IV. The Mystique of Empire John Gross, J. O. Springhall
Chapter Eight / 302   WELLSPRINGS OF POWER                                                                                                                       
I. The Missionary Impulse David Mitchell   II. The Imperial Machine James Morris, Trevor Reese   III. Guardians of the Pax Britannica Correlli Barnett, David Howarth
Chapter Nine / 338    THE BUSINESS OF EMPIRE                                                                                                                       
I. Trade and Capital: the Other Empire Stuart Legg   II. The Imperial Engineers Jim Hicks   III. The Indefatigable Tourist Simon Rigge
Chapter Ten / 378   THE CRACKED FA                                                                                                                             
I. Behind the Pomp and Circumstance James Morris   II. Bitter Victory: The Boer War John Man, Brian Gardner   III. Rising in the Celestial Empire Christopher Hibbert   IV. The Other Island Simon Rigge
Chapter Eleven / 412   WAR AND COMMONWEALTH                                                                       
I. The Empire at War Brian Gardner   II. Birthpangs of Commonwealth A. J. P. Taylor   III. The Threatened Raj Michael Edwardes   IV. Middle East Tinderbox Peter Mansfield, Christopher Sykes
Chapter Twelve / 454    SUNSET OF EMPIRE                                                                                                                                 
I. Global War Allan Clark   II. The Lost Jewel Michael Edwardes    III. Exit from the Middle East Peter Mansfield, Christopher Sykes, David Holden   IV. The Wind of Change Roy Lewis   V. A Lasting Presence Stuart Legg, D. G. Boyce
Epilogue / 494                                                                                                                                         
A LOOK BACKWARD                                                                                                                                                          
A. J. P. Taylor
Picture Credits / 500
Index / 502

DUST JACKET INTRODUCTION:
Sir Walter Raleigh said it, back in the 16th century, and his countrymen proved that he was right. By 1815 they had gained control of the seas; before the end of the 19th century they ruled all of Australia and New Zealand, the subcontinent of India, half of Africa, half of North America, and islands all around the globe. Theirs was the richest and most powerful empire the world has ever known.
This books tells how the English acquired their vast domain; how they ruled, maintained, and exploited it; and how, within a few recent decades, they presided over its dissolution.
Here are the familiar symbols of the imperial saga: the proud ships and incredibly brave sailors; posh sahibs and pale memsahibs in exotic India; dashing, do-or-die cavalry officers and stoic soldiers who could face a fanatic enemy from the perimeter of the British square; colonial administrators bearing "the white man's burden" in impeccable style; suavity, the stiff upper lip, the rolled umbrella.
But more importantly, here are the not-so-familiar events and attributes that shaped British history over several centuries: the avid and adventurous pursuit of world trade that turned entrepreneurs into empire-builders in Asia, Canada, Africa; the incessant wars to gain more territory and to secure the outposts of Empire; the industrial genius that equipped and linked the Empire; the power structure and the mystique of Empire.
Here are Britain's triumphs and also her stinging defeats, her heroes and her scoundrels, the good and the evil - a full and fascinating chronicle of the growth of the British Empire and its people, and of the impact that Empire and those people had on the rest of the world.
The more than 500 illustrations in this book represent the largest collection of pictorial material on the subject ever to be published in one volume.

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