Resplendent Adventures with Britannia is the latest addition to Wm Roger Louis s stimulating and acclaimed series, Adventures with Britannia. It draws upon a distinguished array of writers and scholars historians, political scientists, journalists, novelists, biographers and English literature specialists to guide the reader through a fascinating labyrinth of British culture, history and politics. Together, they provide a unique insight into the pivotal themes political, literary and cultural which have shaped British state and society. The subjects covered include an assessment of Gordon at Khartoum by Richard Davenport-Hines, a new appraisal of Larkin by Joseph Epstein, an account of the Bloomsbury Group by Rosemary Hill and an analysis of the Tasmanian Genocide by Bernard Porter. Collectively, the chapters combine a rich mix of original ideas, historical and literary allusion, personality and anecdote, to provide an intellectual adventure into the mainsprings of modern British and international society."
Wm. Roger Louis is Kerr Professor of English History and Culture and Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. He is an Honorary Fellow of St. Antony s College, Oxford. His books include Imperialism at Bay (1976) The British Empire in the Middle East (1984), and Ends of British Imperialism (2006). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford History of the British Empire. In 2001 he was President of the American Historical Association and in 2013 he was awarded the Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature."