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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (143 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jan Morris Narrator: Roy McMillan Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris's magnificent history of the British Empire from 1837 to 1965. Huge in scope and ambition, it is always personal and immediate, bringing the story vividly to life. Pax Britannica, the second volume, is a snapshot of the Empire at the Diamond Jubilee of 1897. It looks at what made up the Empire - from adventurers and politicians to communications and infrastructure, as well as anomalies and eccentricities. This humane overview also examines the muddle of jumbled ideologies behind it, and how it affected its 370 million people.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Robert Clear | 10/9/2013

    " In this excellent book Jan Morris paints a fascinating portrait of the British Empire at its zenith, combining a deep appreciation for the subject with a light touch and a flair for evocative detail. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa | 9/4/2013

    " I didn't find this exceedingly interesting but it was ok. It focused a lot on India. As a Canadian I didn't get much out of it and the story of the founding of Ottawa as the capital total fallacy which makes me wonder what else was false in this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Craig Russell | 6/20/2012

    " Very readable. Well researched. Morris both captures the big picture and intrigues with the details. I'll be looking for his other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by William King | 2/6/2012

    " A very fine, impressionistic history of the high water mark of the British Empire by a writer who was quite obviously besotted with it. Morris can really write and catches the very well the glamour of the Empire as well as its tawdriness. "

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About the Author
Author Jan Morris

Jan Morris is the author of some forty books, most notably the Pax Britannica trilogy about the rise and fall of the British Empire. She lives in Wales.