The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire

H. W. Crocker III

Ray Porter (Narrator)

10-25-11

11hrs 10min

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10-25-11

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Unabridged

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Nonfiction/History

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“A one-stop shop for telling us all we should have learned about that empire and precisely how much we owe it.” David Limbaugh, New York Times bestselling author

Nothing offends liberals and leftists more than Western imperialism—it is racism, sexism, and chauvinism all in one. And of course the epitome of Western imperialism is the British Empire, the biggest empire the world has ever known, covering at its height a quarter of the globe's surface and ruling a quarter of the world's population.

In The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire, bestselling author H. W. Crocker III exposes—in brawling, rambunctious style—how the British Empire was actually one of the greatest establishers and defenders of freedom in history.

In this new PI Guide listeners will discover:

–How, far from being anti-imperialists, America's colonists were more British than the British—demanding their rights as Englishmen and envisioning a continent-wide empire (a word the Founders used with approval)

–How Gandhi praised the British Empire for what it had done for India

–How the British Empire handled today's troubled hot spots—like Africa, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and Pakistan

–What the world would be like if the British Empire were still governing a quarter of the globe—hint: everyone would be a lot better off

So strap on your pith helmet for a rollicking ride through some of history's most colorful events. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire provides a panoramic and provocative view of four hundred years of history that will delight and amuse, educate and entertain.

Praise

“A one-stop shop for telling us all we should have learned about that empire and precisely how much we owe it.” David Limbaugh, New York Times bestselling author

“As someone who grew up in India, I often hear people ask, ‘What have the British done for us?’ Until I read this book, I didn’t have the full answer. And here is Crocker’s answer: ‘Apart from roads, railways, ports, schools, a parliamentary system of government, rights, separation of powers, checks and balances, the rule of law, and the English language…nothing!’” Dinesh D’Souza, New York Times bestselling author

“The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire offers a cautionary tale for Americans who don’t believe the sun could ever set on our great land. Even the grandest nations collapse when a people no longer believes in itself or its mission. Harry Crocker’s book is a jolly good read for Anglophiles and history buffs in general.” Brett M. Decker, editorial page editor of the Washington Times

“H. W. Crocker’s Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire is a vivid, wide-ranging, and persuasive defense of an empire that spread freedom, democracy, and the rule of law…and a testimony to those old virtues—grit, leadership, and the stiff upper lip—which were taught to British children of my generation, and which are being air-brushed from history by the cult of political correctness. This brave and persuasive book deserves to be read in all courses of school history: it tells an inspiring story in an inspiring way.” Professor Roger Scruton, philosopher and author

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Language English
Release Day Oct 24, 2011
Release Date October 25, 2011
Series Display String The Politically Incorrect Guides
Release Date Machine 1319500800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories History, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Europe, World
Author Bio
H. W. Crocker III

H. W. Crocker III is a bestselling author who frequently writes about military history. He is the author of Robert E. Lee on LeadershipThe Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War, and the prizewinning comic novel The Old Limey. His journalism has appeared in the Washington Times, National Review, American Spectator, and many others. Crocker is the executive editor of Regnery Publishing and lives with his family in northern Virginia.

Narrator Bio
Ray Porter

Ray Porter has garnered two Audie nominations as well as several Earphones Awards and enthusiastic reviews for his sparkling narration of audiobooks. A fifteen-year veteran of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he has also appeared in numerous films and television shows.

Overview

Nothing offends liberals and leftists more than Western imperialism—it is racism, sexism, and chauvinism all in one. And of course the epitome of Western imperialism is the British Empire, the biggest empire the world has ever known, covering at its height a quarter of the globe's surface and ruling a quarter of the world's population.

In The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire, bestselling author H. W. Crocker III exposes—in brawling, rambunctious style—how the British Empire was actually one of the greatest establishers and defenders of freedom in history.

In this new PI Guide listeners will discover:

–How, far from being anti-imperialists, America's colonists were more British than the British—demanding their rights as Englishmen and envisioning a continent-wide empire (a word the Founders used with approval)

–How Gandhi praised the British Empire for what it had done for India

–How the British Empire handled today's troubled hot spots—like Africa, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and Pakistan

–What the world would be like if the British Empire were still governing a quarter of the globe—hint: everyone would be a lot better off

So strap on your pith helmet for a rollicking ride through some of history's most colorful events. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire provides a panoramic and provocative view of four hundred years of history that will delight and amuse, educate and entertain.

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