Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World
The British Empire was the biggest empire in all history. At its peak it governed a quarter of the world's land and people and dominated all its seas. Though little now remains of the Empire as a political power, its legacy is all around us. It laid the foundation for the global triumph of capitalism. It gave the world its common language, English. It exported both Protestantism and parliaments. And it defeated a succession of rival empires from the Habsburgs' to Hitler's.
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EMPIRE: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global PowerUser Review - Kirkus
The British empire didn't exactly disappear, writes superstar scholar Ferguson (Economics/NYU; The Cash Nexus, 2001, etc.), it just moved its capital westward to Washington and Manhattan."The ... Read full review
Empire: the rise and demise of the British world order and the lessons for global powerUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
First published in England last year (with the shorter subtitle How Britain Made the Modern World), this is intended as a cautionary tale for the United States. In this sweeping narrative, British ... Read full review