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Here is the story of how the English acquired their vast domain; how they ruled, maintained, and exploited it; and how, within decades, they presided over its dissolution. Here are Britain's triumphs and also her stinging defeats, her heroes and her scoundrels. It is a full and fascinating chronicle of the growth of the British Empire and its people and of the impact that empire had on the rest of the world.
©2014 American Heritage (P)2017 HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ian on 12-31-17

British Empire

extremely well researched & insightful; one learns much about the course & impact of the British Empire; the narrator was pleasant

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4 out of 5 stars
By MiamiMe on 03-27-18

Great presentation of a broad historical narrative

I think it's a credit to narrator Corrie James, that she was able to bring a consistent voice to what is a collection of essays from different authors edited by Stephen W. Sears. That's no small feat. I learned a lot about Britain and how the empire got its start and was maintained throughout WWII. I think the book falls apart a little in its explanations of how the empire itself disintegrated. But overall it's a good read. And I appreciate James' narration enough to seek out other audio books she narrates.

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