SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE A Financial Times
Book of the Year A Sunday Times Book of the Year
________________________________________ 'Entertaining and
well-paced... Platt's compelling book is a sobering read that
should focus the minds of those who like to talk of the
achievements of the Victorian age without thinking about how those
were achieved, or how they were funded.' Peter Frankopan, Spectator
________________________________________ In 1839 Britain embarked
on the first of its wars with China, sealing the fate of the most
prosperous and powerful empire in Asia, if not the world. Motivated
by drug profiteering and free-trade interests, the Opium War helped
shaped the China we know today, sparking the eventual fall of the
Qing dynasty and the rise of nationalism and communism in the
twentieth century. Imperial Twilight is a riveting and revealing
account of the end of China's Golden Age and the origins of one of
the most unjust wars in history.
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