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After the Victorians Reading After The Victorians By A.N Wilson Vinoschilenos.eu The Distinguished Historian A.N Wilson Has Charted, In Vivid Detail, Britain S Rise To World Dominance, A Tale Of How One Small Island Nation Came To Be The Mightiest, Richest Country On Earth, Reigning Over Much Of The Globe Now In His Much Anticipated Sequel To The Classic The Victorians, He Describes How In Little Than A Generation Britain S Power And Influence In The World Would Virtually Dissolve.In After The Victorians, Wilson Presents A Panoramic View Of An Era, Stretching From The Death Of Queen Victoria In 1901 To The Dawn Of The Cold War In The Early 1950s He Offers Riveting Accounts Of The Savagery Of World War I And The World Altering Upheaval Of The Communist Revolution He Explains Britain S Role In Shaping The Destiny Of The Middle East And He Casts A Bright New Light On The World War II Years Britain Played A Central Role In Defeating Germany But At A Severe Cost The Nation Would Emerge From The War Bankrupt And Fatally Weakened, Sidelined From World Politics, While America Would Assume The Mantle Of Dominant World Power, Facing Off Against The Soviet Union In The Cold War Wilson S Perspective Is Not Confined To The Trenches Of The Battlefield And The Halls Of Parliament He Also Examines The Parallel Story Of The Beginnings Of Modernism He Visits The Novelists, Philosophers, Poets, And Painters To See What They Reveal About The Activities Of The Politicians, Scientists, And Generals.Blending Military, Political, Social, And Cultural History Of The Most Dramatic Kind, A.N Wilson Offers An Absorbing Portrait Of The Decline Of One Of The World S Great Powers The Result Is A Fresh Account Of The Birth Pangs Of The Modern World, As Well As A Timely Analysis Of Imperialism And Its Discontents.

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  • Paperback
  • 624 pages
  • After the Victorians
  • A.N. Wilson
  • English
  • 05 February 2017
  • 0312425155

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  1. says:

    This book was generally pretty good, although not as compelling as some other history books I ve read It was still interesting enough, though.


  2. says:

    This book looks at the history of Britain from the turn of the 20th century until the 1950s through the eyes of famous people who lived through this period The book is well written, and well researched, and covers periods of time not usually looked at in the same publication However, the author never makes a persuasive case as to why he has covered this period He says in the subtitle that he will be looking at Britain s decline and loss of empire, but this story doesn t seem integral to the b This book looks at the history of Britain from the turn of the 20th century until the 1950s through the eyes of famous people who lived through this period The book is well written, and well researched, and covers periods of time not usually looked at in the same publication However, th...


  3. says:

    A welcome history of the first 50 years of the 20th centuryA bit of an eye opener for me, born in 1944 of the years that I actually lived through At the time you just observe without questioning the things going on round you So this book gives the background and context of why things happened as they did At times it wanders down literary themes to gain evidence or context to public mood or perception which can be distracting when you just want the bones of the history A good read and perha A welcome history of the first 50 years of the 20th centuryA bit of an eye opener for me, born in 1944 of the years that I actually lived through At the time you just observe without questioning the things going on round you So this book gives the background and context of w...


  4. says:

    I found this sequel to _The Victorians_ not quite as good as its predecessor This is perhaps because I m bothered by Wilson s political stance and willingness to overlook established facts or to get them wrong in the greater service of his allegiance to a constitutional monarchy as the best form of government The areas where this is most clear for me because I am a specialist in these areas of history is Wilson s acceptance of Younghusband s figures for the number of Tibetans massacred by I found this sequel to _The Victorians_ not quite as good as its predecessor This is perhaps because I m bothered by Wilson s political stance and willingness to overlook established facts or to get them wrong in the greater service of his allegiance to a constitutional monarchy as the best form of government The areas where this is most clear for me because I am a specialist in these areas of history is Wilson s acceptance of Younghusband s figures for the number of Tibetans massacred by his troops in 1904 severely underestimated, if not deliberately misleading his assertion that Younghusband was hurt by the encounter perhaps this is stated in his official correspondence, but anyone reading his numerous later works would ...


  5. says:

    After the Victorians is a wonderfully entertaining book Wilson is an excellent writer and is able to bring to life the myriad figures and dramatic events of British history in the first part of the 21st century.That being said the book does have it s flaws It s fairly unforgivable that Wilson refers to President Harry Truman as lawyer, when in fact he was the only 20th century President NOT to earn a college degree Missing this detail could be seen as a minor mistake, but it belies the genera After the Victorians is a wonderfully entertaining book Wilson is an excellent writer and is able to bring to life the myriad figures and dramatic events of British history in the first part of the 21st century.That being said the book does have it s flaws It s fairly unforgivable that Wilson refers to President Harry Truman as lawyer, when in fact he was the only 20th century President NOT to earn a college degree Missing this detail could be seen as a minor mistake, but it belies the general lack of research Wilson appears to have undertaken on t...


  6. says:

    I generally dislike discursive writing, but that is because it is so hard to pull off Sliding from this topic to that usually leads to flab, unclear argumentation and getting lost in sidebars But when it works Wilson wonderfully blends high and low culture, politics and economics into a narrative of Britain s decline from the death of Victoria to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II Not many authors could use the Laurel and Hardy films as a mirror of the Anglo American Special Relationship n I generally dislike discursive writing, but that is because it is so hard to pull off Sliding from this topic to that usually leads to flab, unclear argumentation and getting ...


  7. says:

    An extremely interesting book history as anecdote, told personally and with opinions I know enough about British history to know when I was reading opinion, which was gratifying Wilson s first rate mind and wide range of knowledge is apparent, but not over bearing Reading his take on English history in the 20th century was very much like listening to a professor emeritus hold forth over a long, boozy dinner I found his views on the atrocities committed by the Allies during WW2 interesting An extremely interesting book history as anecdote, told personally and with opinions I know enough about British history to know when I was reading opinion, which was gratifying Wilson s first rate mind and wide range of knowledge is apparent, ...


  8. says:

    Extremely biased, but an interesting and informative read Few books on English history during this period would include a chapter on the birth of the Times crossword puzzle An example of his bias I found his accusations of homosexuality distasteful I understand many in that period did cover up their sexual preference, but to accuse someone of being gay with no evidence and then go on to decribe the long, happy, faithful and consumate marriage he had with his wife is extremely strange It get Extremely biased, but an interesting and informative read Few books on English history during this period would include a chapter on the birth of the Times crossword puzzle An example of his bias I found his accusations of homosexuality distasteful I understand many in that period did cover up their sexual preference, but to accuse someone of being gay with no evidence and then go on to decribe the long, happy, faithful and consumate marriage he had with his wife is extremely ...


  9. says:

    Perhaps this book should be titled The Last of the Victorians since it ends with Winston Churchill Describing the downfall of the British Empire through the two World Wars and the Great Depression this book shows how history and culture in the fading empire interacted Much was muddled and America has inherited many of the fudges of diplomacy and border making that troubles today s world However, most of the time the leaders were trying to do the right thing even if it ran against England s Perhaps this book should be titled The Last of the Victorians since it ends with Winston Churchill Describing the downfall of the British Empire through the two World Wars and the Great Depression this book shows how history and culture in the fading empire interacted Much was muddled and America has inherited many of the fudges of diplomacy and border making that troubles today s world However, most ...


  10. says:

    Oddly organized, opinionated and yet such a compelling read for anyone interested in modern day Britain Wilson wears his politics on his sleeve in this book, which was illuminating if sometimes confusin...

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