Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power

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Basic Books, Mar 17, 2008 - History - 384 pages
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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.-Weekly Standard

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User Review  - mbmackay - LibraryThing

Ferguson writes a pro-Empire historian, but one who is not blind to the awful aspects of the process. I learned much from this book. For example, the Indian "mutiny" of 1857 can be directly linked to ... Read full review

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User Review  - gmicksmith - LibraryThing

The British Empire is the world's largest empire and ushered in the modern age. Surely there must be lessons for others to follow and to avoid in an empire. The central question of the book is to ... Read full review

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Niall Ferguson is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Jesus College, Oxford. He is the author of Paper and Iron, The House of Rothschilds, and The Pity of War ). He writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement, and lives in Oxford.

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