The Blood Never Dried, A People's History of The British Empire

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The Blood Never Dried challenges the rising chorus of claims that the British Empire was a kinder, gentler force in the world of imperialism. John Newsinger sets out to uncover this neglected history of repression and resistance. To the boast that ""the sun never set on the British Empire"" the Chartist Ernest Jones replied ""and the blood never dried."" This new, updated edition brings the story up to the Obama administration and Britain's changing relationship with the US, as well as taking into account the Arab Spring and its implications.


  • 5
    History as it should be told.

    Posted by Mark K on 23rd Nov 2022

    Just started reading the book but hooked straight away.

  • 4

    Posted by Alan Bryce on 12th Sep 2021

    Still not finished yet but a cracking read

  • 5
    The Blood Never Dried

    Posted by stewart neil montgomery on 14th Sep 2020

    This is an excellent book that highlights key historical events not covered in traditional history books. The role of imperialism is made clear, in particular how war has been used by the British State, inter alia, to further imperialist goals. This book should be read by all socialists and provides real insight into the lies that under much of present day ideology. A most rewarding read!