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Farewell the Trumpets

CD - unabridged
(16 CDs)
Product Number: CX1851
Released: 01 Oct, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471209703
Narrator(s): Roy McMillan
Publisher: W F Howes
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Jan Morris’ masterly telling of the British Empire is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. This volume charts the decline and dissolution of what was once the largest empire the world had known. From the first signs of decay in the imperial ambition in the Boer Wars, through the global shifts in power evident in the two World Wars, it offers a perspective that is honest, evocative and occasionally elegiac.

Author(s): Jan Morris
Genre: Classics, History
Imprint: Naxos Audiobooks
Original Publish Date: 01 Oct, 2012

Professional reviews

"‘Breathtaking… A sensible and civilized view of imperial decline, nostalgic, regretful of some things, honest, justly proud, and curiously contented’ NEW STATESMAN 'The British Empire is fortunate in having found in Morris a chronicler and memorialist who can do it justice. Although it is a sad story, the telling of it is marvellously vigorous and compelling. Morris, like Edward Gibbon, writes with an inspired gusto, firmly rooted in erudition which carries the book into the realms of literature.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH"

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