Blood, Class and Empire: The Enduring Anglo-American Relationship download free [PDF and Ebook] by Christopher Hitchens

Blood, Class and Empire: The Enduring Anglo-American Relationship download free [PDF and Ebook] by Christopher Hitchens year 2011
  • Book name: Blood, Class and Empire: The Enduring Anglo-American Relationship
  • Author: Christopher Hitchens
  • Release date: 2011/12/20
  • Publisher: ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781843545101
  • Rating: 9.48 of 10
  • Votes: 776
  • Review by: Rene Wirth
  • Review rating: 7.11 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/22
  • Total pages: 432
  • Includes a PDF summary of 35 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Christopher Hitchens' iconclastic collection is the perfect companion to US-UK relations by the greatest Anglo-American writer of his generation.Since the end of the Cold War so-called experts have been predicting the eclipse of America's 'special relationship' with Britain. But as events have shown, especially in the wake of 9/11, the political and cultural ties between America and Britain have grown stronger. Blood, Class and Empire examines the dynamics of this relationship, its many cultural manifestations-the James Bond series, PBS 'Brit Kitsch,' Rudyard Kipling-and explains why it still persists. Contrarian, essayist and polemicist, Christopher Hitchens notes that while the relationship is usually presented as a matter of tradition, manners, and common culture, sanctified by wartime alliance, the special ingredient is empire; transmitted from an ancient regime that has tried to preserve and renew itself thereby. England has attempted to play Greece to the American Rome, but ironically having encouraged the United States to become an equal partner in the business of empire, Britain found itself supplanted.A deeply engaging voice - witty, elegantly sceptical, and with real intellectual sinew. I can think of no-one I would rather read on this subject. - Ian McEwan
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 23H52M47S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Social & Cultural History, History Of The Americas, International Relations, Political Science & Theory
  • Available formats: EPUB, PDF, WORD, DOC, TXT, MobiPocket, PDB, XPS. Compressed in TGZ, 7Z, RAR, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 13.61 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x30mm
  • Weight: 398g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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