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A high spirited Imperial requeim
on 15 August 2013
There has always been a keen debate on the pros/cons of the British Empire, especially as it was shrinking into the shadows. Some are erudite balanced works focusing on highly academic fields which aim to carefully crafted a conclusion. This book is not one of these.
It is a highly biased, pro-Imperial, wide-ranging: revolving on the (mostly) men who crafted the greatest of all empires. This is old-school boy's own adventures of a time when the maxim-gun, a classical education and the Bible were enough to carve out a protectorate. Some are still household names, such as Lawrence of Arabia - the impact of his work is still being felt in the convolutions in the Arab world today. On that basis, recommended reading.