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The Lion and the Eagle - The Interaction of the British and American Empires 1783-1972

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"Throughout modern history, British and American rivalry has gone hand in hand with common interests. In this book Kathleen Burk brilliantly examines the different kinds of power the two empires have projected, and the means they have used to do it. What the two empires have shared is a mixture of pragmatism, ruthless commercial drive, a self-righteous foreign policy and plenty of naked aggression. These have been aimed against each other more than once; yet their underlying alliance against common enemies has been historically unique and a defining force throughout the twentieth century. This is a global and epic history of the rise and fall of empires. It ranges from America's futile attempts to conquer Canada to her success in opening up Japan but rapid loss of leadership to Britain; from Britain's success in forcing open China to her loss of the Middle East to the US; and from the American conquest of the Philippines to her destruction of the British Empire. The Pax Americana replaced the Pax Britannica, but now the American world order is fading, threatening Britain's belief in her own world role." Illustrated.

With dust cover which shows small signs of shelf wear and has a cut down the spine. The hard cover shows minimal shelf wear to the top and bottom of the spine and a slight indentation following the line of cut to the dust cover. The rest of the book is in a very good clean condition.

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Author(s):
Kathleen Burk
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2018
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1408856174
ISBN-13:
9781408856178
Number of pages:
561
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing
Title:
The Lion and the Eagle - The Interaction of the British and American Empires 1783-1972

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"Throughout modern history, British and American rivalry has gone hand in hand with common interests. In this book Kathleen Burk brilliantly examines the different kinds of power the two empires have projected, and the means they have used to do it. What the two empires have shared is a mixture of pragmatism, ruthless commercial drive, a self-righteous foreign policy and plenty of naked aggression. These have been aimed against each other more than once; yet their underlying alliance against common enemies has been historically unique and a defining force throughout the twentieth century. This is a global and epic history of the rise and fall of empires. It ranges from America's futile attempts to conquer Canada to her success in opening up Japan but rapid loss of leadership to Britain; from Britain's success in forcing open China to her loss of the Middle East to the US; and from the American conquest of the Philippines to her destruction of the British Empire. The Pax Americana replaced the Pax Britannica, but now the American world order is fading, threatening Britain's belief in her own world role." Illustrated.

With dust cover which shows small signs of shelf wear and has a cut down the spine. The hard cover shows minimal shelf wear to the top and bottom of the spine and a slight indentation following the line of cut to the dust cover. The rest of the book is in a very good clean condition.

Added value:
First Edition; dust cover
Author(s):
Kathleen Burk
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2018
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1408856174
ISBN-13:
9781408856178
Number of pages:
561
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing
Title:
The Lion and the Eagle - The Interaction of the British and American Empires 1783-1972

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