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TitleUltimate adventures with Britannia : personalities, politics and culture in Britain / edited by Wm. Roger Louis
ImprintLondon ; New York : I. B. Tauris ; Austin, Tex. : Harry Ransom Center, 2009
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Notes"This book consists of a representative selection of lectures given to the British Studies seminar at the University of Texas at Austin. Most of the present lectures were delivered in the years 2007-09"--P. [1]
Bibliog.Includes bibliographical references and index
ContentsGlasgow in the 1950s / Bernard Wasserstein -- Historiographical hazards of sixties Britain / Brian Harrison -- Against the permissive society : the backlash of the late 1960s / Dominic Sandbrook -- Trevor-Roper's Scotland / Roy Foster -- Chatham House and all that / Roger Morgan -- The study of international relations in historical perspective / Adam Roberts -- Balthazar Solvyns and eighteenth-century Calcutta / Robert L. Hardgrave, Jr. -- John Frederick Lewis and nineteenth-century Cairo / Caroline Williams -- Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes / Richard Jenkyns -- Eliot versus Hardy / Dan Jacobson -- Such, such was Eric Blair / Julian Barnes -- Drink and the old devil / Peter Green -- Elegy for an empire : Paul Scott's Raj quartet / Margaret MacMillan -- Churchill's Zionism / Geoffrey Wheatcroft -- Julian Amery : the ultimate imperial adventurer / Sue Onslow -- Colonial independence / David Cannadine -- The failure of the West Indies Federation / Jason Parker -- W.K. Hancock and the question of race / Saul Dubow -- Historians of the British Empire, plus 100 top hits of imperial history / John Darwin -- Gertrude Bell and the creation of Iraq / Shareen Brysac -- The aftermath of the 1958 revolution in Iraq / Roby Barrett -- Comparing British and American "empires" / A.G. Hopkins -- British studies at the University of Texas, 1975-2009
OCLC #326552706Find in WorldCat
Phys. Descriptionxi, 368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Other authorLouis, William Roger, 1936-
ISBN9781848851528 (hbk.)
1848851529 (hbk.)
1848851537 (pbk.)
9781848851535 (pbk.)
SubjectsGreat Britain -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Great Britain -- Civilization -- 20th century
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Great Britain -- Colonies -- History
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Great Britain -- Foreign relations
The latest volume in Wm. Roger Louis's acclaimed ""Adventures with Britannia"" series takes the reader on a highly engaging excursion through British life and intellectual biography. Collecting the interpretations of outstanding writers on the literature and history of modern Britain, Ultimate Adventures with Britannia deals with a rich variety of themes -- some familiar, many unexpected.(More)

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