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Riassunto: John Keay's epic, expert study of the twenthieth-century demise of colonial rule in the Far East The names echo like the last long notes of a bugle call: Hiroshima, Dien Bien Phu, Tiananmen Square; MacArthur and Mountbatten; The Quiet American and Bridge over the River Kwai. In a twentieth-century welter of war, Depression and Communism four empires crumbled and the West was bundled out of the East. John Keay's acclaimed study of this imperial finale draws on contemporary sources ranging from Ho Chi Minh to Dirk Bogarde. The narrative swoops from the showpiece cities of Shanghai, Saigon and Manila to the tough backwaters of Borneo and the tinkling rice fields of Bali. Grandeur of treatment is matched by trenchant analysis; unexpected continuities are revealed; and to the interaction of West and East is traced the dynamism of the Far East today.
L'autore: John Keay's recent books include Sowing the Wind: The Mismanagement of the Middle East 1900-1960 and Last Post: The End of Empire in the Far East. He lives in Scotland and is married to the author Julia Keay. Together they edited the Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland and are now revising the London Encyclopaedia. They have four children. John's earlier books include standard histories of India and the English East India Company. His latest is Mad About the Mekong: Exploration and Empire in South East Asia.
Titolo: Last Post: The End of Empire in the Far East
Casa editrice: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 2000
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very Good. Great service guaranteed from an Independent Village Book Shop. Codice libro della libreria 275
Descrizione libro John Murray, 2000. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 200x130mm; 385pp, single crease to sp. Codice libro della libreria 54754
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001226471
Descrizione libro John Murray. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very Good. Great service guaranteed from an Independent Village Book Shop. Codice libro della libreria 276
Descrizione libro John Murray Publishers,, London, United Kingdom, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The cover is lightly shelf worn. The edges of the book are lightly yellowed with age. 388 pages. Size: Size D: 7"-8" Tall (177-203mm). Codice libro della libreria 48481