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By A. N. Wilson

ISBN-10: 0312425155

ISBN-13: 9780312425159

ISBN-10: 0374101981

ISBN-13: 9780374101985

The extraordinary 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 state 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 effect on the planet might nearly dissolve.

In After the Victorians, Wilson provides a wide ranging view of an period, stretching from the dying 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 global conflict 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 vibrant new mild at the international battle II years: Britain performed a important position in defeating Germany yet at a critical fee. The country may emerge from the battle bankrupt and fatally weakened, sidelined from global politics, whereas the United States may think the mantle of dominant international strength, dealing with off opposed to the Soviet Union within the chilly conflict. Wilson's point of view isn't really 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 display in regards to the actions of the politicians, scientists, and generals.

Blending army, political, social, and cultural heritage of the main dramatic variety, A.N. Wilson deals an soaking up portrait of the decline of 1 of the world's nice powers. the result's a clean account of the start pangs of the trendy international, in addition to a well timed research of imperialism and its discontents.

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