This astoundingly successful, superbly reviewed book vividly recreates the excitement, brutality and adventure of the British Empire. Ferguson's most revolutionary and popular work, EMPIRE is a major reinterpretation of the British Empire as one of the world's greatest modernising forces. It shows on a vast canvas how the British Empire in the 19th Century spearheaded real globalisation with steampower, telegraphs, guns, engineers, missionaries and millions of settlers.
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'an ambitious and exhilirating volume...so replete with insight that I would love to see it in every school library' -- Stuart Kelly, Scotland on Sunday
'more epic that any toga-clad celluloid epic to date... [a] brilliant book...a story that is never cluttered and always stimulating' -- The Economist
'witty, ferociously learned, enormously well read' -- Mary Beard, The Independent
Robin Lane Fox was born in 1946 and educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of New College, Oxford, and a University Reader in Ancient History. His other books include Alexander the Great, Pagans and Christians and The Unauthorized Version. He was historical advisor to Oliver Stone on the making of Stone's film Alexander, for which he waived all his fees on condition that he could take part in the cavalry charge against elephants which Stone staged in the Moroccan desert.
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Book Description Penguin, London, U.K, 2007. Card Cover. Book Condition: New. Reissue. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Softback. Bookseller Inventory # 016699
Book Description Penguin Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141035277