About this book
A brilliant new contribution to empire history from a revisionist historian, with specific focus on what happened when the empire retreated, and the consequences for Hong Kong, Iraq, Kashmir, Sudan, Burma and Nigeria. Kwasi Kwarteng is the Conservative MP for Spelthorne in Surrey. 'Refreshing, original and well-researched' "Evening Standard"
This fascinating book shows how the later years of the British Empire were characterised by accidental oversights, irresponsible opportunism and uncertain pragmatism