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Irrepressible Adventures With Britannica - Personalities, Politics and Culture in Britain

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Collecting the interpretations of outstanding writers on the literature and history of modern Britain, this book deals with a rich variety of themes, some familiar, many unexpected, taking the reader on a highly engaging excursion through British life and intellectual biography. The scope includes not only the personalities, politics, and culture of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, but also the interaction of British and other societies throughout the world.

List of contents

List of Contributors

Wm. Roger Louis

1 Prince Albert
Rosemary Hill

2 One Man's Raj
John Spurling

3 The Economist
Aram Bakshian

4 English Historical Review
George Bernard

5 MR and the BBC
Andrew Roberts

6 David Astor and the Observer
Jeremy Lewis

7 John Keats
Ferdinand Mount

8 Robert Graves
Tom Palaima

9 Ivy Compton-Burnett
Richard Davenport-Hines

10 Dan Jacobson
Geoffrey Davis

11 Bloomsbury Reassessed
Paul Levy

12 Carrington Revisited
Anne Chisholm

13 Anthony Trollope
Albert Beveridge

14 Edmund Gosse and J. R. Ackerley
Steven Isenberg

15 Father
Brian Urquhart

16 Sherlock Holmes
David Leal

17 Tarzan
Christopher Benfey

18 Harry Potter
Susan Napier

19 The Black Hole of Calcutta
David Washbrook

20 Prisons
David Ramsbotham

21 Britain and Japan
Sheldon Garson

22 A. J. P. Taylor and Hugh Trevor-Roper
Adam Sisman

23 Mrs. Thatcher
Geoffrey Wheatcroft

24 The Historians and Margaret Thatcher
Brian Harrison

25 Tony Benn
Jad Adams

26 Elizabeth II
Max Hastings

27 The Breakup of Britain
Linda Colley

28 British Studies at the University of Texas, 1975-2013

About the author

Wm. Roger Louis is Kerr Professor of English History and Culture and Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, USA. He is an Honorary Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford. His books include Imperialism at Bay (1976) The British Empire in the Middle East (1984), and Ends of British Imperialism (2006). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford History of the British Empire. In 2001 he was President of the American Historical Association an in 2013 he was awarded the Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature.


Irrepressible Adventures with Britannia is the latest addition to Wm Roger Louis's stimulating and acclaimed series, Adventures with Britannia.

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