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Small Wars, Far Away Places

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 608 Nombre de pages
Longlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize, a trenchant and thought-provoking account of the death of empire by one of our fines... Lire la suite
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Longlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize, a trenchant and thought-provoking account of the death of empire by one of our finest historians

The collapse of Western colonial empires in the twenty years after the Second World War led to a series of vicious struggles for power – in Africa, Asia and the Middle East –whose bloody consequences haunt us still.

Acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh's brilliant analytic skills and clear eye for common themes underpins this powerful account of those conflicts. He takes us on a historical journey from Algeria to Cuba, from Malaysia to Palestine, and from Kenya to Vietnam and, in so doing, he reframes mid-twentieth century history by forcing us to look away from the Cold War to the hot wars that continue to afflict us.

The result is a dazzling work of history, which examines the death of colonialism with passion, insight and genuine understanding of what it feels like to be caught in the middle of realpolitik.



None of these stories is new, but the rich detail with which Burleigh writes, as well as his piercing analysis, makes them seem so. He nails his cast of politicians, generals and revolutionaries to the page in a series of ruthlessly observed character sketches ... as a description of the way imperial power drained from Europe to America, his book is quite brilliant.

Auteur

Michael Burleigh

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Small Wars, Far Away Places
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Code EAN: 9780330529488
ISBN: 978-0-330-52948-8
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 608
Poids: 432g
Taille: H38mm x B186mm x T119mm
Parution: 24.02.2014
Année: 2014
Auflage: Reprint