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The British Empire,
This review is from: The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)
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I am a big fan of the "Very Short..." series of books. They are well-researched and well edited pieces of accomplished academic text which allow the reader to dip in to and briefly immerse themselves in a subject matter to a good and basically conversant level.
Whilst the subject matter surrounding the British Empire can understandably be a little dry at times, it is a fascinating read given the country's decline in recent history as a player on the world stage. A useful and uncontroversial addition to newcomers to general British history.