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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.