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.

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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

  • publication date: 31/12/1997
  • ISBN13: 9781860641152
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9781860641152
  • ISBN10: 1860641156
  • edition: New edition

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