Britannia Overruled

Britannia Overruled : British Policy and World Power in the Twentieth Century

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This book brings together the often separated histories of diplomacy, defence, economics and empire in a provocative reinterpretation of British 'decline'. It also offers a broader reflection on the nature of international power and the mechanisms of policymaking. For this Second Edition, David Reynolds has added a new chapters and extends his lively and incisive analysis to the beginning of the new millennium.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 150 x 232 x 26mm | 699.99g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 113883551X
  • 9781138835511

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Power 2. Policy 3. Cold War, 1899-1914 4. Great War, 1914-22
5. No War, 1919-40 6. World War, 1940-7 7. Superpowers, 1947-55 8. Circles, 1955-70 9. Europe, 1970-9 10. Thatcher, 1979-90 11. Identities, 1990-9. Appendix 1: Principal Officers of State since 1895. Appendix 2: The Institutions of the European Community.
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Review quote

'Essential; Required reading from now on by anyone wishing to understand Britain's changing place in the twentieth-century world.'

Times Literary Supplement

'A welcome blend of two different sorts of history: both a narrative of decline and a philosophical investigation into the nature and logic of power.'

The Independent
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