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Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World Paperback – 26 Mar 2009

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (1 Dec. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141007540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141007540
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 200 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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This astoundingly successful, superbly reviewed book vividly recreates the excitement, brutality and adventure of the British Empire. Ferguson's most revolutionary and popular work, "Empire" is a major reinterpretation of the British Empire as one of the world's greatest modernising forces. It shows on a vast canvas how the British Empire in the 19th Century spearheaded real globalisation with steampower, telegraphs, guns, engineers, missionaries and millions of settlers.

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