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Niall Ferguson


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PUBLISHED: 7th June 2018
ISBN: 9780141987934
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  • Paperback
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PUBLISHED: 7th June 2018
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Publisher Description

In 1412, Europe was a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad sanitation and incessant war, while the Orient was home to dazzling civilizations. Yet, somehow, the West came to dominate the Rest for most of the next half millennium.

In this vital, brilliant book, Niall Ferguson reveals the six 'killer applications' that the Rest lacked- competition, science, property rights, medicine, consumerism and the work ethic. And he asks- do we still have these winning tools? Or is this the end of Western ascendancy?

Winner of the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize 2013

Author Biography

Niall Ferguson is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He has written fourteen books, including The House of Rothschild, Empire, The War of the World, The Ascent of Money, The Great Degeneration and Kissinger, 1923-1968- The Idealist. His many prizes include the Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010), the Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012) and the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism (2013).

Review

A dazzling history of Western ideas Economist This is sharp. It feels urgent. Ferguson, with a properly financially literate mind, twists his knife with great literary brio -- Andrew Marr Financial Times Civilization is another masterpiece ... a pulsing energy suffuses his account [and] fascinating facts burst like fireworks on every page -- Dominic Lawson Sunday Times One of the world's leading historians -- Hamish McRae Independent Ferguson is the most brilliant British historian of his generation ... he writes with splendid panache The Times

Product Details

Author
Niall Ferguson
Pages
432
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2018
ISBN-10
0141987936
ISBN-13
9780141987934
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2018-06-07
Subtitle
The West and the Rest
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 x 8pp colour
Media
Book