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Author Kwarteng, Kwasi

Title Ghosts of empire : Britain's legacies in the modern world / Kwasi Kwarteng

Publ Info New York : BBS PublicAffairs, [2011]
2011
Edition First edition
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 CCRI-Warwick  DA16 .K93 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  DA16 .K93 2011    AVAILABLE
1 copy being processed for CCRI-Warwick Orders.
Descript 466 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
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Note "First published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing in 2011"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-443) and index
Contents pt. 1. Iraq : oil and power. The spoils of war ; Rivals ; Monarchy and revolution ; Saddam Hussein and beyond -- pt. 2. Kashmir : Maharaja's choice. Land for sale ; The world of Sir Hari Singh ; Deadlock -- pt. 3. Burma : lost kingdom. White elephant ; The road from Mandalay ; Twilight over Burma -- pt. 4. Sudan : 'blacks and blues'. Kitchener : an imperial hero ; 'The finest body of men' ; North and south -- pt. 5. Nigeria : 'the centre cannot hold'. Indirect rule ; Yellow sun -- pt. 6. Hong Kong : money and democracy. Hierarchies ; Democracy postponed ; Red dawn
Note "Kwasi Kwarteng...masterfully re-examines the messy legacy of the British Empire--grand, colorful, and chronically unstable due to haphazard, incoherent policy-making that went unchecked."--Jacket
LC subject Decolonization -- History
Great Britain -- Colonies -- History
Great Britain -- Influence -- History
ISBN 9781610391207 (hc.)
1610391209 (hc.)