Empire

Empire

The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power

eBook - 2008
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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.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2008.
ISBN: 9780465013104
0465013104
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction; 1 Why Britain?; 2 White Plague; 3 The Mission; 4 Heaven's Breed; 5 Maxim Force; 6 Empire for Sale; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; Illustration Acknowledgements; Bibliography; Index;
Summary: 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.

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StarGladiator
Aug 11, 2014

Best book, and most honest, on the British [Financial] Empire: P.J. Cain & A.G. Hopkins two volume set. Worst books, anything by Ferguson, the puff piece specialist from Harvard, member of the lobbyist group for the international super-rich, the Bretton Woods Committee [brettonwoods.org]. No, Fergy, people do not love being subjugated and randomly killed. No, Fergy, most people prefer self-rule. And few were displeased at the end of the British Empire, just as few were displeased at the end of the Roman Empire [please note the plummeting numbers of peasants being crucified after their breakup].

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lwarman
Mar 09, 2010

Rich in detail and illustrations. Not sure he sells his thesis, though.

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Oct 20, 2008

don't blame the british

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goglover
Jul 17, 2008

In-depth discussion of both the positive and negative aspects of empire.

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