Empire

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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 Fergusons a 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 Fergusons 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 historys largest empire ... he writes with splendid panache ... and a seemingly effortless, debonair wit Andrew Roberts 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 Empire is a pleasure to read and brims with insights and intelligence Sunday Times

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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 Fergusons a 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 Fergusons 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 historys largest empire ... he writes with splendid panache ... and a seemingly effortless, debonair wit Andrew Roberts 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 Empire is a pleasure to read and brims with insights and intelligence Sunday Times
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Title Empire Height 19.6
Niall Ferguson Width 12.7
ISBN-13 9780141007540 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0141007540 Spine Width
Publisher Penguin UK Pages 448
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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