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  • The Abyssby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 23.00

    Astonishing in its scope and erudition, this is the magnum opus that Niall Ferguson's numerous acclaimed works have been leading up to. In it, he grapples with perhaps the most challenging questions of modern history: Why was the twentieth century history's bloodiest by far? Why did unprecedented material progress go hand in hand with total war and... more...

  • The Ascent of Moneyby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Watch the PBS program based on The Ascent of Money . Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot, lucre, moolah, readies, the wherewithal: Call it what you like, it matters.... more...

  • The House of Rothschildby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Publishing Group 1998; US$ 26.00

    In his rich and nuanced portrait of the remarkable, elusive Rothschild family, Oxford scholar and bestselling author Niall Ferguson uncovers the secrets behind the family's phenomenal economic success. He reveals for the first time the details of the family's vast political network, which gave it access to and influence over many of the greatest statesmen... more...

  • The House of Rothschildby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2000; US$ 26.00

    A major work of economic, social and political history, Niall Ferguson's The House of Rothschild: The World's Banker 1849-1999 is the second volume of the acclaimed, landmark history of the legendary Rothschild banking dynasty. Niall Ferguson's House of Rothschild: Money's Prophets 1798-1848 was hailed as a 'great biography' by Time magazine... more...

  • Paper and Ironby Niall Ferguson

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 64.00

    This study presents a challenge to the prevailing view that there was no alternative to the inflationary economic policies of Weimar Germany. more...

  • Empireby Niall Ferguson

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 19.95

    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 more...

  • Civilizationby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    Western civilization?s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. All over the world, more and more people study at Western-style universities, work for Western-style companies, vote for Western-style governments, take Western medicines, wear Western clothes, and play Western sports. Yet... more...

  • Civilizationby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 17.58

    DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR If in the year 1411 you had been able to circumnavigate the globe, you would have been most impressed by the dazzling civilizations of the Orient. The Forbidden City was under construction in Ming Beijing; in the Near East, the Ottomans were closing in on Constantinople. By contrast, England would have... more...

  • Virtual Historyby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 20.78

    What if Britain had stayed out of the First World War? What if Germany had won the Second? How would England look if there had been no Cromwell? What would the world be like if Communism had never collapsed? And what if John F. Kennedy had lived? In this acclaimed book, leading historians from Andrew Roberts to Michael Burleigh explore what might... more...

  • Virtual History: Alternatives And Counterfactualsby Niall Ferguson

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 22.95

    Speculative history at its best, in which a talented team of historians, led by Niall Ferguson, explore what might have happened if nine momentous events had turned out differently. more...