Britain and the World in the Twentieth Century
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British history in the 20th century is too often seen as a long, slow decline. This concise, accessible book offers a refreshing alternative. Drawing on speeches, diaries, correspondence, newspapers and other primary sources, it focuses instead on the nation's capacity to adapt and reinvent itself in changing circumstances, through two world wars, the dismantling of empire, defence and diplomacy in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, the Cold War, and membership of the European Union.