Ferguson's most revolutionary and popular work, this is a major reinterpretation of the British Empire as one of the world's greatest modernising forces.
Based on the Channel Four series that will be aired simultaneously with the book, it shows on a vast canvas how the British Empire in the 19th century spearheaded real globalisation with steam power, telegraphs, guns, engineers, missionaries, and millions of settlers.
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Fantastic introduction to the British empire
- Jean-sebastien Goyette
Ferguson should narrate all his books.
I have seen the TV series and this is a nice recap. Although abridged from the book (was based on the series), it does provide some perspective for comparison of e British Empire with the alternatives, pointing out that
The author-narrator's enthusiasm.
His confidence in his work.
The original from the book: How Britain made the Modern World.
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