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England (Modern World Nations) [Hardcover]

Alan Allport , George Wingfield , Charles F. Gritzner

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers; 2nd Revised edition edition (15 Dec 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791095142
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791095140
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 17.4 x 1.2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,354,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alan Allport (1970-) was born in Whiston, near Liverpool. He moved to the United States in 1994 and received a doctorate in history from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. He is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Syracuse University, NY. His first book, Demobbed: Coming Home After the Second World War was published by Yale University Press in 2009. He is now working on a social history of the British Army from 1939 to 1945. He can be contacted at http://alanallport.net

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Since Alfred the Great united England in the 9th century CE, this northwestern European country has played a prominent role in world affairs. From its early days as the world's leading naval power - which enabled it to spread its influence over an area larger than one-fourth of the world's surface - to the period when it served as the center of the Industrial Revolution, England has long been one of the world's most influential countries. Newly updated and featuring striking full-color photographs, maps, and other accessible study features, "England" is a detailed exploration of the people, culture, history, geography, environment, economy, and government of this enduring nation.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Offering 28 Oct 2002
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As eloquent and articulate, yet gratifyingly easy to understand, as Mr. Allport's previous work ("Austria").
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nonfiction at it's finest! 5 Nov 2002
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In a word, Mr. Allport is brilliant. I was first astounded by his critically acclaimed, "Austria" and was thrilled to see it followed up with "England". I can only hope that the rumors circulating about the conclusion of the trilogy, "France", are true, and that the book is still in the works.
Mr. Allport's works are simply a must read for history buffs and those who never go out on Saturday nights.
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