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Outposts
Outposts
Author: Simon Winchester
Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remain of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and forth, from Antarctica to the Caribbean, from the Mediterranean to the Far East, to capture a last ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780340402719
ISBN-10: 0340402717
Publication Date: 1/1/1987
Pages: 368
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Publisher: Sceptre
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Chapters from his book read by the author. He traveled to the last remaining parts of the British Empire to find out if the people on these remote islands really felt British and how well (or not) the government of Britain administers these outposts. Combines travel journal style writing, history and geography, and some social/political comments as well. Easy to follow. Some details may be dated (written in the 1980s) but I learnt a lot about how far the rule of the Brits still extends across the globe.
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