Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World

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9780141007540: Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World

Niall Ferguson's bestselling Empire is the compelling story of how the British empire rose to power - and why it finally fell.

Once vast swathes of the globe were coloured imperial red and Britannia ruled not just the waves, but the prairies of America, the plains of Asia, the jungles of Africa and the deserts of Arabia. Just how did a small, rainy island in the North Atlantic achieve all this? And why did the empire on which the sun literally never set finally decline and fall?

Niall Ferguson's acclaimed Empire brilliantly unfolds the imperial story in all its splendours and its miseries, showing how a gang of buccaneers and gold-diggers planted the seed of the biggest empire in all history - and set the world on the road to modernity.

'The most brilliant British historian of his generation ... Ferguson examines the roles of "pirates, planters, missionaries, mandarins, bankers and bankrupts" in the creation of history's largest empire ... he writes with splendid panache ... and a seemingly effortless, debonair wit'
  Andrew Roberts

'Dazzling ... wonderfully readable'
  New York Review of Books

'A remarkably readable précis of the whole British imperial story - triumphs, deceits, decencies, kindnesses, cruelties and all'
  Jan Morris

'Empire is a pleasure to read and brims with insights and intelligence'
  Sunday Times

Niall Ferguson is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of Civilization, The House of Rothschild, The Cash Nexus, The Pity of War, Colossus, The War of the World and The Ascent of Money.

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Dazzling ... wonderfully readable ( New York Review of Books)

A remarkably readable précis of the whole British imperial story - triumphs, deceits, decencies, kindnesses, cruelties and all (Jan Morris)

Thrilling ... an extraordinary story ( Daily Mail)

Empire is a pleasure to read and brims with insights and intelligence ( Sunday Times)

The most brilliant British historian of his generation ... Ferguson examines the roles of 'pirates, planters, missionaries, mandarins, bankers and bankrupts' in the creation of history's largest empire ... he writes with splendid panache ... and a seemingly effortless, debonair wit (Andrew Roberts)

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Niall Ferguson is Herzog Professor of Financial History at the Stern School of Business, New York University, Visiting Professor of History, Oxford University and Senior Research Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford. His other books for Penguin include The Pity of War, The Cash Nexus, Colossus, The War of the World, Virtual History, High Financier and Civilization.

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Repr.. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Once vast swathes of the globe were coloured imperial red and Britannia ruled not just the waves, but the prairies of America, the plains of Asia, the jungles of Africa and the deserts of Arabia. Just how did a small, rainy island in the North Atlantic achieve all this? And why did the empire on which the sun literally never set finally decline and fall? Niall Ferguson s acclaimed Empire brilliantly unfolds the imperial story in all its splendours and its miseries, showing how a gang of buccaneers and gold-diggers planted the seed of the biggest empire in all history - and set the world on the road to modernity. The most brilliant British historian of his generation.Ferguson examines the roles of pirates, planters, missionaries, mandarins, bankers and bankrupts in the creation of history s largest empire.he writes with splendid panache.and a seemingly effortless, debonair wit. (Andrew Roberts). Dazzling.wonderfully readable. (New York Review of Books). A remarkably readable precise of the whole British imperial story - triumphs, deceits, decencies, kindnesses, cruelties and all. (Jan Morris). Empire is a pleasure to read and brims with insights and intelligence. (Sunday Times). Codice libro della libreria APG9780141007540

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Repr.. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Once vast swathes of the globe were coloured imperial red and Britannia ruled not just the waves, but the prairies of America, the plains of Asia, the jungles of Africa and the deserts of Arabia. Just how did a small, rainy island in the North Atlantic achieve all this? And why did the empire on which the sun literally never set finally decline and fall? Niall Ferguson s acclaimed Empire brilliantly unfolds the imperial story in all its splendours and its miseries, showing how a gang of buccaneers and gold-diggers planted the seed of the biggest empire in all history - and set the world on the road to modernity. The most brilliant British historian of his generation .Ferguson examines the roles of pirates, planters, missionaries, mandarins, bankers and bankrupts in the creation of history s largest empire .he writes with splendid panache .and a seemingly effortless, debonair wit Andrew Roberts Dazzling .wonderfully readable New York Review of Books A remarkably readable precis of the whole British imperial story - triumphs, deceits, decencies, kindnesses, cruelties and all Jan Morris Empire is a pleasure to read and brims with insights and intelligence Sunday Times. Codice libro della libreria APG9780141007540

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World, Niall Ferguson, Niall Ferguson's bestselling "Empire" is the compelling story of how the British empire rose to power - and why it finally fell. Once vast swathes of the globe were coloured imperial red and Britannia ruled not just the waves, but the prairies of America, the plains of Asia, the jungles of Africa and the deserts of Arabia. Just how did a small, rainy island in the North Atlantic achieve all this? And why did the empire on which the sun literally never set finally decline and fall? Niall Ferguson's acclaimed "Empire" brilliantly unfolds the imperial story in all its splendours and its miseries, showing how a gang of buccaneers and gold-diggers planted the seed of the biggest empire in all history - and set the world on the road to modernity. "The most brilliant British historian of his generation.Ferguson examines the roles of "pirates, planters, missionaries, mandarins, bankers and bankrupts" in the creation of history's largest empire .he writes with splendid panache .and a seemingly effortless, debonair wit". (Andrew Roberts). "Dazzling .wonderfully readable". ("New York Review of Books"). "A remarkably readable precis of the whole British imperial story - triumphs, deceits, decencies, kindnesses, cruelties and all". (Jan Morris). ""Empire" is a pleasure to read and brims with insights and intelligence". ("Sunday Times"). Niall Ferguson is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of "Civilization", "The House of Rothschild", "The Cash Nexus", "The Pity of War", "Colossus", "The War of the World" and "The Ascent of Money". Codice libro della libreria B9780141007540

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