An Ocean Apart: The Relationship Between Britain and America in the Twentieth Century - David Dimbleby; David Reynolds;Hodder & Stoughton, 1988, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Pages deeply tanned by age. Previous owners' inscription to the ½-title page.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “In An Ocean Apart, David Dimbleby and David Reynolds combine their skills to give a vivid and clear account of the ‘special relationship’ between Britain and America, both alliance between friends and rivalry between a declining empire and a rising superpower.
Carried right up to the present day with President Reagan and Mrs. Thatcher, this is history told through the memories of those who influenced or witnessed great events as well as through official documents and private letters. It traces the extraordinary influence the two English-speaking peoples have had on each other in cultural and social life. The movies, music, make-up and the monarchy all play their part. And it shows how in war and peace the two countries have shaped the twentieth century.
Libya and the Falklands War, the recriminations after Suez, the conflict over the development of the atomic bomb, the repeated ‘invasion’ of Britain by American big business, the growing supremacy of the dollar over sterling, the internal divisions that made America initially reluctant to fight in two World Wars, the wartime disputes over strategy and peacemaking, all play their part in this complex story. So do the relationships between Presidents and Prime Ministers, between Chiefs of Staff, between diplomats and between ordinary people on both sides of the Atlantic, bonds that have held the two countries close together, despite the decline of Britain as a world power and the rise of America.”