Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain

Darwin, John

Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain - United Kingdom; Penguin Books Ltd; 2013 - 496 Pages; Paperback

A both controversial and comprehensive historical analysis of how the British Empire worked, from Wolfson Prize-winning author and historian John Darwin The British Empire shaped the world in countless ways: repopulating continents, carving out nations, imposing its own language, technology and values. For perhaps two centuries its expansion and final collapse were the single largest determinant of historical events, and it remains surrounded by myth, misconception and controversy today. John Darwin's provocative and richly enjoyable book shows how diverse, contradictory and in many ways chaotic the British Empire really was, controlled by interests that were often at loggerheads, and as much driven on by others' weaknesses as by its own strength.


British Empire
British & Irish history
General & world history
Colonialism & imperialism