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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography (Paperback, New Ed): Robin Winks The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography (Paperback, New Ed)
Robin Winks
R1,580 Discovery Miles 15 800 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. This fifth and final volume examines the historiography of empire, investigating the shape and development of scholarly and popular opinion about the British Empire over the centuries. It discusses the ways in which public pressures, current events, the personal backgrounds of authors, the existing literature, and even the nature of university and library development have influenced writings about empire broadly, and the British Empire specifically.

Cloak and Gown - Scholars in the Secret War, 1939-1961, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Robin Winks Cloak and Gown - Scholars in the Secret War, 1939-1961, Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Robin Winks
R1,268 Discovery Miles 12 680 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The CIA and its World War II predecessor, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), were for many years largely populated by members of Ivy League colleges, particularly Yale. In this highly acclaimed book, Robin Winks explores the underlying bonds between the university and the intelligence communities, introducing a fascinating cast of characters that include safe-crackers and experts in Azerbaijani as well as such social luminaries as Paul Mellon, David Bruce, John P. Marquand, Jr., and William Vanderbilt. This edition of the book includes a new preface by Winks. Reviews of the first edition: "One of the best studies of intelligence in recent years."-Edward Jay Epstein, Los Angeles Times Book Review "The most original book yet written on the interpenetration of counter-intelligence and campus."-Andrew Sinclair, Sunday Times (London) "Winks writes a lively compound of analysis and anecdote to illuminate the bonds between academe and the intelligence community. His book is a towering achievement."-Robert W. Smith, Chicago Sun-Times "Among the more important contributions to the history of Anglo-American espionage to appear this or any other year. . . . Moves with an unfolding pace that any thriller writer might envy."-Tom Dowling, San Francisco Examiner "A brilliant book."-Sallie Pisani, Journal of American History

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography (Hardcover): Robin Winks The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography (Hardcover)
Robin Winks
R3,359 Discovery Miles 33 590 Special order

The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. This fifth and final volume examines the historiography of empire, investigating the shape and development of scholarly and popular opinion about the British Empire over the centuries. It discusses the ways in which public pressures, current events, the personal backgrounds of authors, the existing literature, and even the nature of university and library development have influenced writings about empire broadly, and the British Empire specifically.

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