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Empire : how Britain made the modern world

Author: Niall Ferguson
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niall Ferguson
ISBN: 0141007540 9780141007540
OCLC Number: 55479424
Description: xxviii, 422 pages [8] leaves of color plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits (some color) ; 20 cm
Contents: Why Britain? --
White plague --
The mission --
Heaven's breed --
Maxim force --
Empire for sale.
Responsibility: Niall Ferguson.

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Dazzling ... wonderfully readable * New York Review of Books * A remarkably readable precis of the whole British imperial story - triumphs, deceits, decencies, kindnesses, cruelties and all -- Jan Read more...

 
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