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It's not always an easy read but it is an essential one
on 24 August 2017
This book is a tour-de-force. Unlike 'Empire' by Niall Ferguson it does not put the British Empire centre-stage but rather looks at all examples of empire building including ones that are still happening under the radar today. It gives the reader a complete understanding of the role of empires in forging the world we live in today and how past empires have formed the historical basis of the events we witness every day in news broadcasts. It's not always an easy read but it is an essential one.