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Niall Ferguson

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Format: Paperback

Selected as a “Daily Telegraph” Book of the Year, Niall Ferguson's “Civilization: The Six Killer Apps of Western Power” is a vital, brilliant look at the winning tools of Western power. Competition - How Europe's small, piratical states built modern capitalism. Science - How innovation gave the West the military edge. Property Rights - How the laws of private property built the United States. Medicine - How colonialism transformed the world's health. The Consumer Society - How shopping made the industrial revolution. The Work Ethic - How Western religious ideas brought it all together. But has the West now lost its monopoly on these six things? Or is this the end of Western ascendancy? “A dazzling history of Western ideas ...epic”. (“Economist”). “Vivid and fascinating”. (“Daily Telegraph”). “Superb ...brings history alive ...dazzling”. (“Independent”). “This is sharp. It feels urgent. Ferguson ...twists his knife with great literary brio”. (Andrew Marr, “Financial Times”). Niall Ferguson is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is Laurence A.Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of “Paper and Iron”, “The House of Rothschild”, “The Pity of War”, “The Cash Nexus”, “Empire”, “Colossus”, “The War of the World” and “The Ascent of Money”. He also writes regularly for newspapers and magazines all over the world.

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