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  • Published: 15 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141987910
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99
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Empire

How Britain Made the Modern World




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

'The most brilliant British historian of his generation' The Times

This astoundingly successful, superbly reviewed book vividly recreates the excitement, brutality and adventure of the British Empire. Ferguson's most revolutionary and popular work, Empire is a major reinterpretation of the British Empire as one of the world's greatest modernising forces. It shows on a vast canvas how the British Empire in the 19th Century spearheaded real globalisation with steampower, telegraphs, guns, engineers, missionaries and millions of settlers.

  • Published: 15 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141987910
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the author

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is a Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. The bestselling author of Paper and Iron, The House of Rothschild, The Pity of War, The Cash Nexus, Empire and Colossus, he also writes regularly for newspapers and magazines all over the world. Since 2003 he has written and presented three highly successful television documentary series for Channel Four: Empire, American Colossus and, most recently, The War of the World. He, his wife and three children divide their time between the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Praise for Empire

The most brilliant British historian of his generation

The Times

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

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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