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By A. N. Wilson

ISBN-10: 0312425155

ISBN-13: 9780312425159

ISBN-10: 0374101981

ISBN-13: 9780374101985

The uncommon historian A.N. Wilson has charted, in bright element, Britain's upward push to global dominance, a story of the way one small island country got here to be the mightiest, richest kingdom in the world, reigning over a lot of the globe. Now in his a lot expected sequel to the vintage The Victorians, he describes how in little greater than a iteration Britain's energy and impression on the earth may almost dissolve.

In After the Victorians, Wilson offers a wide ranging view of an period, stretching from the demise of Queen Victoria in 1901 to the sunrise of the chilly warfare within the early Nineteen Fifties. He deals riveting bills of the savagery of worldwide struggle I and the world-altering upheaval of the Communist Revolution. He explains Britain's position in shaping the future of the center East. And he casts a shiny new mild at the international struggle II years: Britain performed a vital function in defeating Germany yet at a critical rate. The country might emerge from the warfare bankrupt and fatally weakened, sidelined from global politics, whereas the United States may suppose the mantle of dominant global strength, dealing with off opposed to the Soviet Union within the chilly conflict. Wilson's point of view isn't limited to the trenches of the battlefield and the halls of parliament: he additionally examines the parallel tale of the beginnings of Modernism-he visits the novelists, philosophers, poets, and painters to work out what they demonstrate in regards to the actions of the politicians, scientists, and generals.

Blending army, political, social, and cultural historical past of the main dramatic type, A.N. Wilson bargains an soaking up portrait of the decline of 1 of the world's nice powers. the result's a clean account of the delivery pangs of the fashionable global, in addition to a well timed research of imperialism and its discontents.

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