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The Resource The last Englishmen : love, war and the end of empire, Deborah Baker

The last Englishmen : love, war and the end of empire, Deborah Baker

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The last Englishmen : love, war and the end of empire
Title
The last Englishmen
Title remainder
love, war and the end of empire
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Baker
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Language
eng
Summary
John Auden was a pioneering geologist of the Himalayas. Michael Spender was the first to survey the northern approach to the summit of Mount Everest. While their younger brothers, W.H Auden and Stephen Spender achieved literary fame, they vied for a place on an expedition that would finally conquer Everest, a quest that had become a metaphor for Britain's efforts to maintain power over India. To this rivalry was added another; in the summer of 1938 both men fell in love with a painter named Nancy Sharp. Her choice would determine each man's wartime loyalties. From Calcutta to pre-war London to the snowy slopes of Everest, The Last Englishmen tracks a generation obsessed with a romantic ideal. As political struggle rages in Spain, the march to war with Germany seems inevitable, Communist spies expand their ranks and the fight for Indian independence enters its final bloody act, writers and explorers, Englishmen and Indians must pick their cause. The Last Englishmen is an engrossing story that traces the end of empire and the stirring of a new world order. It encourages us to look again at our national story, to seek out the viewpoints of those on the other end of unchecked power, and to question our own mythologies
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1959-
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Baker, Deborah
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Auden, W. H.
  • Auden, J. B
  • Spender, Stephen
  • Spender, Michael
  • Explorers
  • Surveyors
  • British
  • Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
  • India
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The last Englishmen : love, war and the end of empire, Deborah Baker
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published by Chatto & Windus, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251320220
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 358 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780099593157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The last Englishmen : love, war and the end of empire, Deborah Baker
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published by Chatto & Windus, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251320220
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 358 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780099593157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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