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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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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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The Square and the Tower
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The Square and the Tower

Niall Ferguson

A re-evaluation 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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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

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

Niall Ferguson

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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Kissinger: 1923-1968 : the Idealist, Library Edition
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Kissinger: 1923-1968 : the Idealist, Library Edition

Niall Ferguson, 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: 1923-1968: the Idealist
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Kissinger: 1923-1968: the Idealist

Niall Ferguson, Malcolm Hillgartner

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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Kissinger: 1923-1968: the Idealist
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Kissinger: 1923-1968: the Idealist

Niall Ferguson, Malcolm Hillgartner

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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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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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 F 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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Kissinger: Volume II
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Kissinger: Volume II

Niall Ferguson

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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), Simon Prebble

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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