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Book Review: Empire: The British Imperial Experience From 1765 To The Present

Empire: The British Imperial Experience From 1765 To The Present, by Dennis Judd Although I have to say that this book was more than a little bit disappointing because of some of its contents, there are at least a few … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Anarchy

The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, And The Pillage Of An Empire, by William Dalrymple This book, like a great deal of anti-imperial as well as anti-corporate propaganda, rests on flawed assumptions. The assumption is that corporate villainy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nauru, Phosphate, And Progress

Nauru, Phosphate, And Progress, by Nancy Viviani At its heart, this book is written with an attitude of praise for the people and government in Nauru itself and how it dealt with the Trusteeship Council of the United Nations in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mandate For Nauru

Mandate For Nauru, League Of Nations The mandate for the island of Nauru that placed the island, which had previously been governed by Germany, into the rule of Australia, is somewhat more notable for what it does not say than … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Explorers Of The Nile

Explorers Of The Nile: The Triumph And Tragedy Of A Great Victorian Adventure, by Tim Jeal This particular book takes a tough line that manages to point out that European imperialism doesn’t have as much negative things about it as … Continue reading

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Master Of None

There is a widespread expression that points out in vivid detail the fate of those who try to do too much with too little focus, and that is the saying that someone is a jack of all trades and a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The East India Company

The East India Company: Trade And Conquest From 1600, by Antony Wild The history of the East India Company is one that has been cloaked in a great deal of corruption as well as controversy from its time and to … Continue reading

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Book Review: For All The Tea In China

For All The Tea In China: How England Stole The World’s Favorite Drink And Changed History, by Sarah Rose This book is written by someone who is probably not an imperialist, but the author points out rather sensibly that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The English Conquest Of Jamaica

The English Conquest Of Jamaica: Oliver Cromwell’s Bid For Empire, by Carla Gardina Pestana The English conquest of Jamaica and its context and consequences is not something that is well known or understood even by those of us who are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Retribution

Retribution: The Battle For Japan, 1944-45, by Max Hastings How much you appreciate this book will depend in large part upon the extent to which you appreciate the author’s editorializing as he talks about the last year or so of … Continue reading

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