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Warrior Race: A History of the British at War (Abacus History) By Lawrence James

Warrior Race: A History of the British at War (Abacus History)
by Lawrence James

* War and the British People - from Roman military occupation to the Gulf War two thousand years later.
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Warrior Race: A History of the British at War Summary


Modern Britain is a nation shaped by wars. The boundaries of its separate parts are the outcome of conquest and resistance. The essence of its identity are the warrior heroes, both real and imagined, who still capture the national imagination; from Boudicca to King Arthur, William Wallace to Henry V, the Duke of Wellington to Winston Churchill. In WARRIOR RACE, Lawrence James investigates the role played by war in the making of Britain. Drawing on the latest historical and archaeological research, as well as numerous unfamiliar and untapped resources, he charts the full reach of British military history: the physical and psychological impact of Roman military occupation; the monarchy's struggle for mastery of the British Isles; the civil wars of the seventeenth century; the 'total war' experience of twentieth century conflict. WARRIOR RACE is popular history at its very best: immaculately researched and hugely readable. Balancing the broad sweep of history with an acute attention to detail, Lawrence James never loses sight of this most fascinating and enduring of subjects: the question of British national identity and character.

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Sku
GOR001695311
Title
Warrior Race: A History of the British at War (Abacus History)
Author
Condition
Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Year published
Number of pages
880
ISBN 10
0349114862
ISBN 13
9780349114866
Prizes
N/A
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.