Adventures with Britannia: Personalities, Politics and Culture in Britain (New edition)

Adventures with Britannia: Personalities, Politics and Culture in Britain (New edition)

By: William Roger Louis (editor)Paperback

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Assembling the reflections of prominent writers on the political and intellectual history of modern Britain, this book deals with a rich variety of themes, taking the reader on an excursion through British life and manners. The scope includes the personalities, politics and culture of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.


The myth of T.E. Lawrence, Albert Hourani; Paul Scott - novelist and historian, Hilary Spurling; Winston Churchill as historian, Robert Blake; the "special relationship" 1947-1952, Oliver Franks; open and secret war 1938-1945, M.R.D. Foot; personalities and appeasement, Donald Cameron Watt; Bertrand Russell's politics - 1688 or 1968?, Alan Ryan; how liberal was John Stuart Mill?, Joseph Hamburger; British post-war sterling crises, Diane Kunz; the lure of the "TLS", Adolf Wood; "drinking tea with treason" - Halifax in India, Sarvepalli Gopal; the interpretation of fairy tales - implications for literature, history and anthropology, Derek Brewer; Toynbee revisited, William H. McNeill; Keynes and the United States, Robert Skidelsky; F.R. Leavis and the "anthropologico-literary" group - we were that Cambridge, Ian MacKillop; Wavell and the war in the Middle East 1940-1941, Michael Carver; reflections on strategic deception, Michael Howard; who cares about Cyril Connolly?, Jeremy Lewis; Chamberlain and appeasement, R.A.C. Parker; British attitudes toward the Mexican Revolution 1910-1940, Alan Knight; Welsh nationalism, Kenneth O. Morgan; British studies at the University of Texas 1975-1995.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860641152
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9781860641152
  • ISBN10: 1860641156
  • edition: New edition

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