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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An excellent overview of the British empire, balanced rather than just the usual modern condemnation. Well read by the author
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- Paul

Book Details

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