The Fall of the British Empire - Colin CrossBook Club Associates, 1968, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges with several small nicks and chips with slight loss. Small stain to the leading edge of the text block. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Text bright and tight.
Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “In 1918 the British Empire could be counted the greatest power on earth. New conquests in the First World War had extended its frontiers and it covered one quarter of the world. Despite extensive self-government in the ‘white’ dominions, it still worked in major matters as a single political unit. Yet within fifty years it had disappeared, leaving behind a nebulous ‘Commonwealth’ of uncertain future. The British Empire turned out to have been a temporary affair, the mere dream of an empire. This book picks out the salient links in the chain of causes and effects which led to this surprising transformation.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 359
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