Empire

How Britain Made the Modern World

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Publisher Description

Niall Ferguson's acclaimed bestseller on the highs and lows of Britain's empire

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

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

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

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2012
25 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
448
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
10
MB

Customer Reviews

todays problems ,

Why is this not taught in schools

A book that’s factual warts and all but also let’s you know as a human we are morose. Is that right or wrong ? To me is was being human wrong or right ! And that is the question As we progress and history is our knowledge do we still not understand that our ways are disputable because we are human . We can be the answer but are the problem ? We have always been greedy . That’s why communism didn’t work. Technology will only exacerbate the problem. Wrongly or rightly as humans have always wiped each other’s cultures out since time began

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