[PDF / EPUB] Empire How Britain Made the Modern World 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 Just how Britain Made MOBI ô Once vast swathes of the globe were coloured imperial red and Britannia ruled not just the waves but the prairies of America the Empire How eBook ¿ plains of Asia the jungles of Africa and the deserts of Arabia Just how did a small rainy island in the North Atlantic achieve How Britain Made Epub Ù all this And why did the empire on which the sun literally never set finally decline and fall Niall Ferguson's acclaimed Empire brilliantly unfolds How Britain Made the Modern eBook ¿ the imperial story in all its splendours and its miseries showing how a gang of buccaneers and gold diggers planted the seed of the biggest empire in all history and set the world on the road to modernity'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.
- 422 pages
- Empire How Britain Made the Modern World
- Niall Ferguson
- 22 December 2016 Niall Ferguson