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Britain and the world in the twentieth century : ever-decreasing circles /
Michael J. Turner.
imprint
London ; New York : Continuum, 2010.
description
viii, 358 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1441111573 (Paper), 9781441111579 (Paper)
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imprint
London ; New York : Continuum, 2010.
isbn
1441111573 (Paper)
9781441111579 (Paper)
catalogue key
7795018
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Michael J. Turner is the author of Independent Radicalism in Early Victorian Britain, Pitt the Younger and British Politics in the Age of Reform. He is Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of British History at Appalachian State University in North Carolina.
Author Affiliation
Michael J. Turner is the Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of British History at Appalachian State University, North Carolina. Born in England, he read Modern History at Oxford, and was a faculty member at the Universities of Sheffield, Swansea, Hull, Reading, and Sunderland in the UK before relocating to the United States.
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An excellent account of the problems that Britain experienced in adjusting and adapting to its decline as a world power in the second half of the 20th century.
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Designed for students and teachers of modern British and international history, this book analyzes Britain's changing position in the world during the twentieth century, placing British policy-making in the appropriate domestic and international contexts, and offering an alternative to the 'decline'-obsessed assessments of Britain's role in global affairs. It makes use of primary sources-especially speeches, diaries, correspondence, newspapers and other contemporary publications-while also synthesizing the work of other historians to provide an up-to-date account of relevant trends in the historiography. Book jacket.
Main Description
A comprehensive analysis of Britain's changing position in the world during the twentieth century, perfect for undergraduates.
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This text provides an analysis of Britain's changing position in the world during the 20th century. It places British policy making in the appropriate domestic and international contexts, offering an alternative to the more negative, 'decline'-obsessed assessments of Britain's role and influence in global affairs.
Long Description
This is a detailed, single volume analysis of Britain's changing position in the world during the twentieth century. It places British policy making in the appropriate domestic and international contexts, offers an alternative to the more negative, 'decline'-obsessed assessments of Britain's role and influence in global affairs. This book suggests that Britain's leaders did a better job than some historians think. Michael Turner, in order to understand why they took the options they did, investigates their motives and aims within the international environment within which they operated. >
Table of Contents
Introductionp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
The Era of the Two World Warsp. 1
Post-war Adjustmentsp. 29
Asia, the Middle East, Europe: No Respite (I)p. 51
Defence and Diplomacyp. 71
East of Edenp. 95
Finding a Role?p. 113
Losing a Role?p. 137
Asia, the Middle East, Europe: No Respite (II)p. 157
Years of Frustrationp. 179
Towards a New Orderp. 201
Conclusionp. 227
Endnotesp. 247
Indexp. 349
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