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The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power
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The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power

Niall Ferguson

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Silicon Valley needed a history lesson and Ferguson has provided it' Eric Schmidt Most history is about the people at the top of the towers of power. But what if the real action is in the...

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Civilization: The West and the Rest
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Civilization: The West and the Rest

Niall Ferguson

From one of our most renowned historians, Civilization: The West and the Rest is the definitive history of Western civilization's rise to global dominance-and the killer applications that made this improbable ascent possible.

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The End of the Liberal Order?
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The End of the Liberal Order?

Niall Ferguson, Fareed Zakaria

Is it time to reaffirm our liberal values? Or are we seeing the birth-pangs of a new era? Two great thinkers debate the question burning behind headlines across the world.

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The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power
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The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power

Niall Ferguson

Throughout history our societies have worked through networks - of information, friendship, professions, families - Niall Ferguson's new bestseller is a history of this remarkable aspect of human existence, from the networks that...

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The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die
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The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

Niall Ferguson

The decline of the West is something that has long been prophesied. Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, ageing populations. But what exactly is amiss with Western civilization? The author...

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Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World
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Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World

Niall Ferguson

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.

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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

Niall Ferguson

Shows that financial history is the back-story to all history. From the banking dynasty who funded the Italian Renaissance to the stock market bubble that caused the French Revolution, this is the story of booms and busts.

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Civilization: The Six Killer Apps of Western Power
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Civilization: The Six Killer Apps of Western Power

Niall Ferguson

In 1412, Europe was a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad sanitation and incessant war, while the Orient was home to dazzling civilizations. This book reveals the six 'killer applications' that the Rest lacked: competition,...

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Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World
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Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World

Niall Ferguson

Accompanying a Channel Four television series, this text shows on a vast canvas how the British Empire in the 19th century spearheaded real globalization with steampower, telegraphs, guns, engineers, missionaries and millions of...

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High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg
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High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg

Niall Ferguson (University of Oxford)

In this pathbreaking new biography, based on more than 10,000 hitherto unavailable letters and diary entries, bestselling author Ferguson returns to his roots as a financial historian to tell the story of legendary financier...

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The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power
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The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power

Niall Ferguson

The New York Times bestseller 'Silicon Valley needed a history lesson and Ferguson has provided it' Eric Schmidt What if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong? From Niall Ferguson, the global bestselling...

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The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
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The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook

Niall Ferguson

A reevaluation of history's turning points as collisions between old power hierarchies and new social networks explains how networks have always existed and have been responsible for key innovations and revolutionary ideas.

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Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist
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Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist

Niall Ferguson

Drawing not only on Kissinger's hitherto closed private papers but also on documents from more than a hundred archives around the world, this is the history of the House of Rothschild, Kissinger sheds dazzling new light on an...

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Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire
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Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire

Niall Ferguson

Is America the new world empire? Presidents from Lincoln to Bush may have denied it but, this book shows, the US is in many ways the greatest imperial power of all time. This title reveals, is an empire running on empty, weakened...

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The Pity of War
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The Pity of War

Niall Ferguson

The First World War killed around eight million men and bled Europe dry. Was the sacrifice worth it? Was it all really an inevitable cataclysm and were the Germans a genuine threat? Was the war, as is often asserted, greeted with...

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The War of the World: History's Age of Hatred
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The War of the World: History’s Age of Hatred

Niall Ferguson

The beginning of the twentieth century saw human civilization at its most enlightened, well-educated, globalized and wealthy. What turned it into a bloodbath? This title reveals the story of history's most savage century as a...

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Ascent Of Money Dvd
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Ascent Of Money Dvd

Ferguson Niall, Adrian Pennick

In this beautifully shot 6-part documentary series, Niall Ferguson (a professor at Harvard University, author of numerous books and commentator on contemporary politics and economics) examines the...

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China Triumph And Turmoil Dvd
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China Triumph And Turmoil Dvd

Niall Ferguson

In this revealing three-part series Niall Ferguson travels through the vast country to find out how a fifth of humanity can live under a Communist system of government with a capitalist economy when,...

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Civilization - Is The West History?
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Civilization - Is The West History?

Ferguson Niall

The West once ruled more than half the world. The religion it exported is still followed by a third of mankind. Above all, the way people live--or aspire to live--is unmistakably an invention of the...

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Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist
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Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist

Niall Ferguson

Drawing not only on Kissinger's hitherto closed private papers but also on documents from more than a hundred archives around the world, this is the history of the House of Rothschild, Kissinger sheds dazzling new light on an...

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Osteoporosis in Focus
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Osteoporosis in Focus

Niall Ferguson, BSc

Osteoporosis in Focus contains a clear, concise discussion of osteoporosis and reviews the role of the pharmacist in counselling patients on their illness, lifestyle and medicines. Chapter topics include prevention, monitoring the...

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High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg
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High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg

Niall Ferguson

Features the story of Siegmund Warburg: the refugee from Nazi Germany who restored the Blitz-shattered City of London as the world's pre-eminent international financial centre. It shows how this scholarly man brought wit, passion...

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Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals
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Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals

Niall Ferguson

What if Britain had stayed out of the First World War? What if Germany had invaded Britain in 1940? What if Nazi Germany had defeated the Soviet Union? How would England look if there had been no Cromwell? What if there had been...

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The Cash Nexus: Money and Politics in Modern History, 1700-2000
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The Cash Nexus: Money and Politics in Modern History, 1700-2000

Niall Ferguson

This title answers questions about finance and its crucial place in bringing happiness and despair, warfare and welfare, boom and crash to nations buffeted by the onward march of history. In keeping with the popular cliche, money...

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Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World
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Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World

Niall Ferguson

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. This title reveals the imperial...

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Paper and Iron: Hamburg Business and German Politics in the Era of Inflation, 1897-1927
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Paper and Iron: Hamburg Business and German Politics in the Era of Inflation, 1897-1927

Niall Ferguson

In this revisionist analysis of the German inflation of the early 1920s, Niau Ferguson argues that stabilising economic policies could have been adopted in 1920, had it not been for long-standing defects in Germany's political...

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Virtual History: Alternatives And Counterfactuals
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Virtual History: Alternatives And Counterfactuals

Niall Ferguson

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.

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The House of Rothschild: The World's Banker 1849-1998
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The House of Rothschild: The World’s Banker 1849-1998

Niall Ferguson

Deals with the history of the legendary Rothschild banking dynasty. This title also shows the portrait of one of the most powerful and fascinating families of modern times. It shows how their power waned as conflicts from Crimea...

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The House of Rothschild: Money's Prophets 1798-1848
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The House of Rothschild: Money’s Prophets 1798-1848

Niall Ferguson

A portrait of the remarkable, elusive Rothschild family. It uncovers the secrets behind the family's phenomenal economic success. It also reveals the details of the family's vast political network, which gave it access to and...

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Is This the End of the Liberal International Order?: The Munk Debates
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Is This the End of the Liberal International Order?: The Munk Debates

Niall Ferguson, Fareed Zakaria, Rudyard Griffiths

The twentieth semi-annual Munk Debate, held on April 28th, 2017, pits Niall Ferguson against Fareed Zakaria to debate the end of the liberal international order.

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Paper and Iron: Hamburg Business and German Politics in the Era of Inflation, 1897-1927
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Paper and Iron: Hamburg Business and German Politics in the Era of Inflation, 1897-1927

Niall Ferguson

View of the German hyperinflation of the early 1920s, arguing inflation was an economic and political disaster, stabilising economic policies could have been adopted, and pointing to defects in the Reich's political institutions....

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The Shock of the Global: The 1970s in Perspective
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The Shock of the Global: The 1970s in Perspective

Niall Ferguson, Charles S. Maier, Erez Manela, Daniel J. Sargent, Jeremy Adelman

From the vantage point of the United States or Western Europe, the 1970s was a time of troubles: economic 'stagflation,' political scandal, and global turmoil. This title examines the large-scale structural upheaval of the 1970s...

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Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist
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Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist

Niall Ferguson (University of Oxford)

No American statesman has been as revered or as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Once hailed as 'Super K,' the 'indispensable man' whose advice has been sought by every president from Kennedy to Obama has also been hounded by...

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Kissinger: Volume I: 1923-1968: The Idealist
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Kissinger: Volume I: 1923-1968: The Idealist

Niall Ferguson (University of Oxford), Malcolm Hillgartner

A portrait of the American statesman, based on unprecedented access to his private papers, challenges common misconceptions and covers everything from Kissinger's beliefs to his philosophical idealism.

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Kissinger: Volume I: 1923-1968: The Idealist
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Kissinger: Volume I: 1923-1968: The Idealist

Niall Ferguson (University of Oxford), Malcolm Hillgartner

A portrait of the American statesman, based on unprecedented access to his private papers, challenges common misconceptions and covers everything from Kissinger's beliefs to his philosophical idealism.

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

Niall Ferguson

A narrative history profiles the British Empire as a cradle of modernity, tracing the expansion of Britain's economy, population, and culture during the last four centuries and continuing with discussions of such topics as...

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The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die
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The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

Niall Ferguson (University of Oxford)

From a renowned historian comes a searching and provocative examination of the widespread institutional rot that threatens society's collective future. With characteristic verve and historical insight, Ferguson analyzes the causes...

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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

Niall Ferguson (University of Oxford)

Ferguson tells the human story behind the evolution of money, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest Wall Street upheavals. The author shows that finance is, in fact, the foundation of human progress.

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Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire
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Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire

Niall Ferguson (University of Oxford)

From one of Time's 100 People Who Shape Our World comes a provocative examination of the American way of empire.

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Civilization: The West and the Rest
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Civilization: The West and the Rest

Niall Ferguson (University of Oxford)

Civilization is the definitive history of Western civilization's rise to global dominance--and the killer applications that made this improbable ascent possible: competition, science, the rule of law, consumerism, modern...

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Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist
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Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist

Niall Ferguson (University of Oxford)

No American statesman has been as revered or as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Once hailed as 'Super K,' the 'indispensable man' whose advice has been sought by every president from Kennedy to Obama has also been hounded by...

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The Middle Parts of Fortune: Somme And Ancre, 1916
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The Middle Parts of Fortune: Somme And Ancre, 1916

Frederic Manning, Niall Ferguson

Bourne is a private fighting on the front. He is under pressure to accept a commission and become an officer, but he prefers to be among the ranks, drawn into the universal struggle for survival in a world gone mad.

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The Cash Nexus: Economics and Politics from the Age of Warfare through the Age of Welfare, 1700-2000
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The Cash Nexus: Economics and Politics from the Age of Warfare through the Age of Welfare, 1700-2000

Niall Ferguson

Historian Niall Ferguson examines the history of the links between politics and economics, drawing unsettling conclusions about the future of capitalism and democracy.

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The Pity of War: Explaining World War I
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The Pity of War: Explaining World War I

Niall Ferguson

The Pity of War makes one very simple and provocative argument: that the human atrocity known as the First World War was entirely Englands fault, that Englands entry into the war was based on a miscalculated and nave exaggeration...

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The Middle Parts of Fortune: Somme And Ancre, 1916
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The Middle Parts of Fortune: Somme And Ancre, 1916

Frederic Manning, Niall Ferguson

A novel of trench warfare. It presents a searing evocation of the horror, brutality, futility, nobility, and courage which are the staples in man's never-ending battle against the inevitability of death.

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Kissinger: Volume I: 1923-1968: The Idealist
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Kissinger: Volume I: 1923-1968: The Idealist

Niall Ferguson (University of Oxford), Malcolm Hillgartner

A portrait of the American statesman, based on unprecedented access to his private papers, challenges common misconceptions and covers everything from Kissinger's beliefs to his philosophical idealism.

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Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa
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Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa

Dambisa Moyo, Niall Ferguson (University of Oxford)

Dead Aid describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa today and confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped...

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High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg
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High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg

Niall Ferguson (University of Oxford)

In this pathbreaking new biography, based on more than 10,000 hitherto unavailable letters and diary entries, bestselling author Ferguson returns to his roots as a financial historian to tell the story of legendary financier...

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