Niall Ferguson's Empire is one of the most successful and
controversial history books of recent years. Brilliantly re-telling the
story of Britain's imperial past, it shows how a gang of buccaneers and
gold-diggers from a rainy island in the North Atlantic came to build
the most powerful empire in all history, how it ended, and how - for
better or worse - it made our world what it is today.
About The Author
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.
Series: Popular Penguins
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st September 2008
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.4
Weight (kg): 18.1