"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. 
Includes bibliographical references and index
Glasgow 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
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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