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FREE MOBI Ø DOC Empire What Ruling the World Did to the British à FEEDMARKFORMULATE » ❴PDF / Epub❵ ✅ Empire: What Ruling the World Did to the British Author Jeremy Paxman – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk From the bestselling author of The English comes Empire JeremyVery far awayIn this acute and witty analysis Jeremy Paxman goes to the very heart of empire As he describes the selection process for colonial officers intended to weed out the cad the feeble and the too clever the importance of sport the sweating domestic life of the colonial officers wife the challenge with cooking meat was to grasp the fleeting moment between toughness and putrefaction when the joint may possibly prove eatable and the crazed end for General Gordon of Khartoum Paxman brings brilliantly to life the tragedy and comedy of Empire and reveals its profound and lasting effect on our nation and ourselve Having been brought up in post colonial Britain and now facing Brexit I was looking for the 'big picture' some context I found this a fascinating book that shed light on Britains rise and fall

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From the bestselling author of The English comes Empire Jeremy Paxmans history of the British Empire accompanied by a flagship 5 part BBC TV series for readers of Simon Schama and Andrew MarrThe influence of the British Empire is everywhere from the very existence of the United Kingdom to the ethnic composition of our cities It affects everything from Prime Ministers decisions to send troops to war to the adventurers we admire From the sports we think were good at to the architecture of our buildings; the way we travel to the way we trade; the hopeless losers we will on and the food we hunger for the empire is never I thought this would be a list of events relating to Britain through the years of empire In fact it knits together a retropective look at apparently initially unrelated events but no longer through the eyes of the victors It will amaze amuse distress and disappoint you in great measure Mr Paxman will at times seem somewhat on a crusade and you might even want him to stop but this is a magnum opus Recommended Buckle up

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Empire What Ruling the World Did to the BritishSPaxman is witty incisive acerbic and opinionatedIn short he carries the whole thing off with panache bordering on effrontery Piers Brendon Sunday Times Paxman is a magnificent historian and Empire may be remembered as his finest work Independent on Sunday Jeremy Paxman was born in Yorkshire and educated at Cambridge He is an award winning journalist who spent ten years reporting from overseas notably for Panorama He is the author of five books including The English He is the presenter of Newsnight and University Challenge and has presented BBC documentaries on various subjects including Victorian art and Wilfred Ow Paxman is not a historian and has very little new to say on the subject of empire His judgements are obvious and superficial and the book feels as if a lot is simply lifted from elsewhere rather than researched from original source material