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  • Dead Aidby Dambisa Moyo; Niall Ferguson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 14.99

    In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans? No. In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse?much worse. In Dead Aid , Dambisa Moyo describes the state... more...

  • The Abyssby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 20.00

    Excerpted from Niall Ferguson?s sprawling bestseller The War of the World , The Abyss now stands on its own as one of the most thrilling short histories of World War I ever written. This is not a conventional military history about battles and generals. Rather, The Abyss examines how World War I saw the birth of total war?fought between societies... more...

  • The Ascent of Moneyby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 16.00

    A richly original look at the origins of money and how it makes the world go ?round Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. What?s more, Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential... more...

  • The House of Rothschildby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Group US 1999; US$ 25.00

    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 Group US 2000; US$ 25.00

    Niall Ferguson's House of Rothschild: Money's Prophets 1798-1848 was hailed as "definitive" by the New York Times , a "great biography" by Time magazine, and was named one of the Ten Best Books of 1998 by Business Week . Now, Ferguson concludes his myth?breaking portrait of one of the most powerful families of modern times at the zenith of its... more...

  • Paper and Ironby Niall Ferguson

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 62.00

    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 Group US 2011; US$ 14.99

    Western civilization?s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts,... more...

  • Civilizationby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    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; Not Available

    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...