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Book Title: Farewell The Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat|
The size of the: 658 KB
Edition: Mariner Books
Date of issue: May 19th 1980
ISBN 13: 9780156302869
The author of the book: Jan Morris
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:Conceptually weak, yet readable, popular history of the British empire, this 3rd book in a 3-part series deals with the last years of the 19th century through the middle part of the 20 century, focusing mainly on geopolitical strategy, armed conflict, leadership figures, and popular sentiment within the United Kingdom. The book is a case study in the historian as rhetorical stylist; a conceptual understanding of the period is occluded by the aestheticization that the author seems to have a hard time resisting, and which makes for enjoyable, if not especially acadmically rigorous, reading.
Read information about the authorJan Morris previously wrote under the name "James Morris".
Jan Morris is a British historian, author and travel writer. Morris was educated at Lancing College, West Sussex, and Christ Church, Oxford, but is Welsh by heritage and adoption. Before 1970 Morris published under her former name, "James Morris", and is known particularly for the Pax Britannica trilogy, a history of the British Empire, and for portraits of cities, notably Oxford, Venice, Trieste, Hong Kong, and New York City, and has also written about Wales, Spanish history and culture.
Morris was assigned male at birth, and before circa-1970 was known as "James Morris". In 1949, as James, Morris married Elizabeth Tuckniss, the daughter of a tea planter. Morris and Tuckniss had five children together, including the poet and musician Twm Morys. One of their children died in infancy. As Morris documented in her memoir Conundrum, she began taking oestrogens to feminise her body in 1964. In 1972, she had sex reassignment surgery in Morocco. Sex reassignment surgeon Georges Burou did the surgery, since doctors in Britain refused to allow the procedure unless Morris and Tuckniss divorced, something Morris was not prepared to do at the time. They divorced later, but remained together and have now had a civil union. On May, 14th, 2008, Morris and Tuckniss remarried each other. Morris lives mostly in Wales, where her parents were from.
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