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Small Wars, Far Away Places free pdf The collapse of Western colonial empires after the Second World War led to any number of vicious struggles for power whose bloody consequences haunt us still. Acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh's brilliant analytic skills and clear eye for common themes underpins this powerful account of those struggles. He takes us on a historical journey from Palestine to Pakistan, from Cuba to Indo-China and reframes mid-20th century history by forcing us to look away from the Cold War to the hot wars that continue to afflict us. The result is a dazzling work of history, which examines the death of colonialism with passion, insight and genuine understanding of what it feels like to be caught in the middle of realpolitik.

About Michael Burleigh

Michael Burleigh was born and educated in London. He was an academic for eighteen years before deciding to write full-time in 2001. He has won three major film awards for television documentaries (including 'Selling Murder' which won a BFI award) as well as the 2001 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for The Third Reich: A New History (Pan) and in 2012 he was awarded Italy's prestigious Nonino International Master of His Time Prize (previous recipients include V.S. Naipaul, Claudio Magris and Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie). He is married and lives in London.

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Author : Michael Burleigh
Publisher : Macmillan
Data Published : 11 April 2013
ISBN : 0230752322
EAN : 9780230752320
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 546 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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