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In his third book about the East India Company, Wild, one of its present directors, chooses facts and period illustrations to support his tales about the British Empire's weapon of expansion: trade. No truths are spared; he writes matter of factly about the arrogance of nabobs (Englishmen returning home with vast fortunes) and the alcohol-and-opium-infused environment under company commanders, or rajs. At the same time, we get a real sense of the flow and ebb of the empire, without an overly heavy dose of English history or of the company's contributions to its parent and to the world. After all, who could argue with these legacies: pajamas, Worcestershire sauce, Lloyds of London, and the establishment of English as the world's most widely spoken language? An eye-opening account. Barbara Jacobs

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Antony Wild is a director of the East India Company and an undisputed authority on its history. He is a member of the Musicians Union, the Performing Rights Society, the Guild of Food Writers, the British Actors' Equity Association, and the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph, and Theatre Union.

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  • Hardcover: 191 pages
  • Publisher: The Lyons Press (1 February 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585740594
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585740598
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 1.9 x 27.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,30,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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