Heroic Failure and the British

byStephanie Barczewski

Kobo ebook | February 1, 2016

Heroic Failure and the British by Stephanie Barczewski
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From the Charge of the Light Brigade to Scott of the Antarctic and beyond, it seems as if glorious disaster and valiant defeat have been essential aspects of the British national character for the past two centuries. In this fascinating book, historian Stephanie Barczewski argues that Britain’s embrace of heroic failure initially helped to gloss over the moral ambiguities of imperial expansion. Later, it became a strategy for coming to terms with diminishment and loss. Filled with compelling, moving, and often humorous stories from history, Barczewski’s survey offers a fresh way of thinking about the continuing legacy of empire in British culture today.
Title:Heroic Failure and the BritishFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 1, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300186819

ISBN - 13:9780300186819

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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