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Empire. How Britain Made the Modern World. (Penguin Celebrations) Paperback – 6 Sep 2007
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"A splendid history.... If Americans want to be convinced of the benefits of empire, as well as apprised of its costs, they need merely pick up Ferguson's dazzling book." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Niall Ferguson is Herzog Professor of Financial History at the Stern School of Business, New York University, Visiting Profesor of History, Oxford University, and Senior Research Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford. He is the author of Paper and Iron, The House of Rothschild (two volumes), The Pity of War and The Cash Nexus, all published by Penguin. He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and three children.
Top customer reviews
There is also interesting analysis at the end of the book about how study of the British Empire can be useful when assessing 'the world order' today.
I would have had no problems reading another 200-300 pages of this book, if the author had wanted to go into more depth on certain topics