In This Review

The British Overseas
The British Overseas
By C. E. Carrington
Cambridge University Press, 1950, 1092 pp

A large-scale and on the whole successful history of the "exploits of a nation of shopkeepers." Written during the ebbing of empire, it is largely devoted to the impressive magnitude of British overseas expansion. The story concludes with the 1930's, though certain postwar developments are included.