Imperialism in the Twentieth Century

1980
Author:

A.P. Thornton

“Rather than a history or a treatise, Thornton’s book is an extended essay that reads like a conversation, pulling in facts from near and far to make a point, and telling brilliantly how the British and the French came to have control over the destinies of other peoples and then lose it, and how the American imperialism of idealism and capitalism and that of the Russians then took over.”

Foreign Affairs

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A.P. Thornton was a professor of history at the University of Toronto. His other books include The Imperial Idea and Its Enemies and Doctrines of Imperialism.

“Rather than a history or a treatise, Thornton’s book is an extended essay that reads like a conversation, pulling in facts from near and far to make a point, and telling brilliantly how the British and the French came to have control over the destinies of other peoples and then lose it, and how the American imperialism of idealism and capitalism and that of the Russians then took over.”

Foreign Affairs

“An elegantly written book from which both the knowing and the innocent will learn.”

Journal of Modern History