Great Britain, an Empire in Transition

Great Britain, an Empire in Transition

Great Britain, an Empire in Transition

Great Britain, an Empire in Transition

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I think that readers have the right to know that this is in no way a war book. Not only was it planned, outlined, and largely written before the storm burst over Europe; all arrangements for publication were completed by June, 1939. The war has of course made necessary certain revisions and additions; but there have been more of the latter than of the former.

A few words in a preface is a poor way to express the extent of my debt to Mr. Richard J. Walsh, editor of Asia magazine, but for whose suggestion this book might not have been written. His penetrating, sometimes devastating, criticism has been the more helpful for his anxiety not to wound; his generous encouragement lingered long. At Northwestern University I am especially indebted to Professor A. R. Hatton, who has been a great friend and teacher; Professor K. W. Colegrove, from whose valuable advice on many points I benefited; and Professor Paul Haensel, who kindly read the chapter on the Financial Empire. My thanks are due, too, to the officials of the British Library of Information, in New York City, who placed their complete collection of British Documents at my disposal. Also, I am grateful to The Macmillan Co. for permission to quote from India and the Simon Report by C. F. Andrews and from The Dominions as Sovereign States by A. B. Keith; to Charles Scribner's Sons, publishers of Australia by W. K. Hancock and South Africa by Jan H. Hofmeyr; to Robert M. McBride, publishers of Turkey, Greece and the Great Powers by J. F.

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