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Empire|Niall Ferguson
Empire : The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power
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A bestselling historian shows how the British Empire created the modern world, in a book lauded as "a rattling good tale" (Wall Street Journal) and "popular history at its best" (Washington Post)

The British Empire was the largest in all history: the nearest thing to global domination ever achieved. The world we know today is in large measure the product of Britain's Age of Empire. The global spread of capitalism, telecommunications, the English language, and institutions of representative government -- all these can be traced back to the extraordinary expansion of Britain's economy, population and culture from the seventeenth century until the mid-twentieth. On a vast and vividly colored canvas, Empire shows how the British Empire acted as midwife to modernity.

Displaying the originality and rigor that have made Niall Ferguson one of the world's foremost historians, Empire is a dazzling tour de force -- a remarkable reappraisal of the prizes and pitfalls of global empire.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780465023295
  • ISBN-10: 0465023290
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publish Date: April 2004
  • Dimensions: 9.2 x 6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Page Count: 400

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