Niall Ferguson

Niall Campbell Ferguson (born 18 April 1964) is a Scottish historian. He is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University.

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Cash Nexus by Niall Ferguson by Niall Ferguson
Modern history shows that a nations success largely depends on the way it manages its money. But where do money and politics meet From 1700 to the present day Niall Ferguson offers a bold and original analysis of the evolution of todays economic and political landscape. Far from being driven by the profit motive alone our recent history as Ferguson makes brilliantly clear has also been made by potent and often conflicting human impulses sex violence and the desire for power. In this da  read more
Virtual History by Niall Ferguson by Niall Ferguson
Edited by Niall Ferguson Virtual History applies counterfactual arguments to decisive moments in modern history. 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 no American Revolution And what if John F. Kennedy had lived In this acclaimed book leading historians from Andrew Roberts to Michael Burleigh ch  read more
Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson by Niall Ferguson
Bread cash dosh dough loot. Call if what you like it matters now more than ever. In The Ascent of Money Niall Ferguson shows that financial history is the backstory 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 as its never been told before. With the world in the grip of the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression theres never been a better  read more
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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World  read more
High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg by Niall Ferguson
This is the extraordinary 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. In recounting how this brilliant, scholarly man brought wit, passion and, above all, high ethical standards to the world of finance, Niall Ferguson shows how his meticulous methods were the antithesis of the debt-fuelled, speculative banking of our times. "A fascinating portrait...Beautifully paced, dramatically subtle and psychologically shrewd...Warburg is an emblem of money as it ought to be, and now isn't." (Bryan Appleyard, New Statesman). "Extensively researched and beautifully written." (Peter Stormonth Darling, Spectator). "Ferguson's account of Warburg's life not only reveals a prophet of European unification and, later, globalization, but a banker from a more responsible (and civilised) era." (Peter Mandelson, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year). "A timely, original and engaging biography." (Sathnam Sanghera, The Times). "Financially literate, extremely thorough, deploying dazzling breadth of cultural reference ...Ferguson has produced a fine historical biography.He has also reminded us, regrettably, that Warburg has no peer in the financial world today." (Simon Shaw, Mail on Sunday).  read more
Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World by 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. Just how did a small, rainy island in the North Atlantic achieve all this? And why did the empire on which the sun literally never set finally decline and fall? Niall Ferguson's acclaimed Empire brilliantly unfolds the imperial story in all its splendours and its miseries, showing how a gang of buccaneers and gold-diggers planted the seed of the biggest empire in all history - and set the world on the road to modernity. "The most brilliant British historian of his generation...Ferguson examines the roles of "pirates, planters, missionaries, mandarins, bankers and bankrupts" in the creation of history's largest empire...he writes with splendid panache...and a seemingly effortless, debonair wit." (Andrew Roberts). "Dazzling...wonderfully readable." (New York Review of Books). "A remarkably readable precise of the whole British imperial story - triumphs, deceits, decencies, kindnesses, cruelties and all." (Jan Morris). "Empire is a pleasure to read and brims with insights and intelligence."(Sunday Times).  read more
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The War of the World: History's Age of Hatred (Allen Lane History) by Niall Ferguson
The 20th century proved to be violent, frightening and brutalized with fanatical, often genocidal warfare engulfing most societies between the outbreak of the First World War and the end of the Cold War. What went wrong? How did we do this to ourselves? This book provides answers for these questions.  read more
Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire by 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 by chronic defecits of money, manpower and political will.  read more
The House of Rothschild: The World's Banker, 1849 - 1998 by Niall Ferguson
Ever since the house of Rothschild first rose to pre-eminence in the turbulent era of the Napoleonic wars, mythology has surrounded the family and its firms. This volume presents a history of the Rothschilds from 1849-1999, revealing the phenomenal economic success of this secretive family.  read more
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