Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order

  • by Niall Ferguson
  • Narrated by Niall Ferguson
  • 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ferguson's most revolutionary and popular work, this is a major reinterpretation of the British Empire as one of the world's greatest modernising forces.
Based on the Channel Four series that will be aired simultaneously with the book, it shows on a vast canvas how the British Empire in the 19th century spearheaded real globalisation with steam power, telegraphs, guns, engineers, missionaries, and millions of settlers.

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Customer Reviews

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Informative and engaging

Brilliantly knowledgable and balanced account of a controversial topic. Communicated with light hearted turns of phrase and tangible illustrations.

Helped me see a fuller picture of the British empire, and the incredible amount of good that came to the world through it, despite its faults. Highly recommended.
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- nitram ekul

Too brief

More like the notes to a TV show. An excellent summary but more detail would be good.
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- Douglas Mcgown

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-06-2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd