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Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire von Crocker, III H. W. (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 24.10.2011
  • Verlag: Regnery Publishing
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Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire

A brawling, rambunctious history celebrating the Empireand the intrepid empire-buildersthat gave the United States, Canada, India, and Australia not just a common language, but common ideals of freedom and justiceThe British Empirethe biggest empire in historyonce ruled a quarter of the globe. It was built by an incredible array of swashbuckling soldiers and sailors, pirates and adventurers who finally get their due in H. W. Crocker IIIs panoramic and provocative view of four hundred years of history that will delight and amuse, educate and entertain. Strap on your pith helmet for a rollicking ride through some of historys most colorful events.Bet your teacher never told you: The Founding Fathers didnt rebel against British imperialism, they looked forward to the transfer of the great seat of Empire to America The original Norman English invasion of Ireland was approved by the pope Sir Charles Napier, commander in chief of the British Army in India, abolished the Hindu custom of widow-burning Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templers hearts and minds counter- insurgency strategy was instrumental in defeating the Communists in Malaya The breakup of the British Empire led Winston Churchill to conclude that he had achieved nothing in his life


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 24.10.2011
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781596982833
    Verlag: Regnery Publishing
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