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Ferguson, Niall

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The ascent of money : a financial history of the world by Niall Ferguson( Book )

55 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Arabic and held by 3,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it's the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it's the chains of labor. But historian Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress. What's more, he reveals financial history as the essential backstory behind all history. Through Ferguson's expert lens, for example, the civilization of the Renaissance looks very different: a boom in the market for art and architecture made possible when Italian bankers adopted Arabic mathematics. The rise of the Dutch republic is reinterpreted as the triumph of the world's first modern bond market over insolvent Habsburg absolutism. Yet the central lesson of financial history is that, sooner or later, every bubble bursts.--From publisher description
The pity of war by Niall Ferguson( Book )

68 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Pity of War, Niall Ferguson explodes the myths of 1914-18. He argues that the fatal conflict between Britain and Germany was far from inevitable. It was Britain's declaration of war that needlessly turned a continental conflict into a world war, and it was Britain's economic mismanagement and military inferiority that necessitated American involvement, forever altering the global balance of power." "Ferguson vividly brings back to life one of the seminal catastrophes of the century, not through a dry citation of chronological chapter and verse, but through a series of chapters that answer the key questions: Why did the war start? Why did it continue? And why did it stop? How did the Germans manage to kill more soldiers than they lost but still end up defeated in November 1918? Above all, why did men fight?"--Jacket
Colossus : the price of America's empire by Niall Ferguson( Book )

47 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the United States is both economically and militarily the most powerful empire in history and will feel negative consequences as a result of imposing unrealistic timescales on interventions abroad
Civilization : the West and the rest by Niall Ferguson( Book )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Western civilization's rise to global dominance offers insight into the development of such concepts as competition, modern medicine, and the work ethic, arguing that Western dominance is being lost to cultures who are more productively utilizing Western techniques
The war of the world : twentieth-century conflict and the descent of the West by Niall Ferguson( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Fergusson provides a revolutionary reinterpretation of the modern era that resolves its central paradox: why unprecedented progress coincided with unprecedented violence, and why the seeming triumph of the West bore the seeds of its undoing. From the conflicts that presaged the First World War to the aftershocks of the Cold War, the twentieth century was by far the bloodiest in all of human history. How can we explain the astonishing scale and intensity of its violence when, thanks to the advances of science and economics, most people were better off than ever before? Wherever one looked, the world in 1900 offered the happy prospect of ever-greater interconnection. Why, then, did global progress descend into internecine war and genocide? Drawing on a pioneering combination of history, economics, and evolutionary theory, Ferguson examines what he calls the age of hatred and sets out to explain what went wrong with modernity. --From publisher description
Empire : the rise and demise of the British world order and the lessons for global power by Niall Ferguson( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Niall Ferguson argues that the British Empire should be regarded not merely as vanished Victoriana but as the very cradle of modernity. Nearly all the key features of the twenty-first-century world can be traced back to the extraordinary expansion of Britain's economy, population, and culture from the seventeenth century until the mid-twentieth--economic globalization, the communications revolution, the racial make-up of North America, the notion of humanitarianism, the nature of democracy. Ferguson shows that far from being a subject for nostalgia, the story of the Empire contains
The house of Rothschild by Niall Ferguson( Book )

76 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mythology surrounding the Rothschilds' wealth and power is two centuries old. Now the historical reality, long buried in the bank's archives, is revealed for the first time by Oxford historian and bestselling author Niall Ferguson in this definitive account of a legendary banking dynasty's rise to power
The great degeneration : how institutions decay and economies die by Niall Ferguson( Book )

29 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, increasing inequality, aging populations, antisocial behavior. But what exactly has gone wrong? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues ... is that our institutions--the intricate frameworks within which a society can flourish or fail--are degenerating"--Dust cover flap
The ascent of money by Niall Ferguson( Visual )

42 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bestselling author, economist and historian Niall Ferguson takes a look at how money evolved, from the concept of credit and debt in the Renaissance to the emergence of a global economy and the subprime crisis we face today
The cash nexus : money and power in the modern world, 1700-2000 by Niall Ferguson( Book )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The cash nexus is the crucial point where money and power meet. But does money make the political world go round? Does the success of democracy depend on economic growth? Does victory always go to the richest of the great powers? Or are financial markets the true 'masters' of the modern world?" "With the analytical boldness and the grasp of dazzling detail for which he is now famous, Ferguson offers a fascinating account of the evolution of today's economic and political landscape, from 'sleaze' to the single currency. Far from being driven by iron economic laws, he argues, modern history is the product of unpredictable political conflicts; and it is their impact on volatile financial markets that can make or break an empire."--Jacket
Virtual history : alternatives and counterfactuals by Niall Ferguson( Book )

71 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What if there had been no American War of Independence? What if Hitler had invaded Britain? What if Kennedy had lived? What if Russia had won the Cold War? Niall Ferguson, author of the highly acclaimed The Pity of War, leads the charge in this historically rigorous series of separate voyages into 'imaginary time' and provides far-reaching answers to these intriguing questions. Ferguson's brilliant 90-page introduction doubles as a manifesto on the methodology of counter-factual history. His equally masterful afterword traces the likely historical ripples that would have proceeded from the maintenance of Stuart rule in England. This breathtaking narrative gives us a convincing, detailed 'alternative history' of the West -- from the accession of 'James III' in 1701, to a Nazi-occupied England, to a U.S. Prime Minister Kennedy who lives to complete his term."--Publisher description
Kissinger. the idealist by Niall Ferguson( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No American statesman has been as revered or as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Once hailed as "Super K"--The "indispensable man" whose advice has been sought by every president from Kennedy to Obama--he has also been hounded by conspiracy theorists for evidence of Machiavellian malfeasance. Yet as Niall Ferguson shows in this magisterial two-volume biography, drawing not only on Kissinger's hitherto closed private papers but also on documents from more than a hundred archives around the world, the idea of Kissinger as the ruthless arch-realist is based on a profound misunderstanding. The first half of Kissinger's life is usually skimmed over as a quintessential tale of American ascent: the Jewish refugee from Hitler's Germany who made it to the White House. But in this first of two volumes, Ferguson shows that what Kissinger achieved before his appointment as Richard Nixon's national security adviser was astonishing in its own right. This is the story of one of the most important strategic thinkers America has ever produced. It is also a political Bildungsroman, explaining how "Dr. Strangelove" ended up as consigliere to a politician he had always abhorred. The essential account of an extraordinary life, it recasts the Cold War world--Adapted from book jacket
The ascent of money : a financial history of the world by Niall Ferguson( Recording )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niall Ferguson, professor of history at Harvard University, explores facts of ancient and historic world cultures to conclude that business and finance laid the groundwork for human advancement
Empire : how Britain made the modern world by Niall Ferguson( Book )

52 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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." "Empire shows how the British wrested power from their rivals by a combination of imitation and intimidation. It shows how mass migration from Britain turned the American and Australian continents white - and how the missionary movement sought to enlighten the 'dark' continents of Africa and Asia. Above all, Empire explains how the British Empire rose - and why it finally fell. Ferguson's answers are controversial but compelling."--BOOK JACKET
High financier : the lives and time of Siegmund Warburg by Niall Ferguson( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Siegmund Warburg and recaptures the business methods and ethical code that set him apart from those in the financial world today
The war of the world : history's age of hatred by Niall Ferguson( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world at the beginning of the 20th century seemed for most of its inhabitants stable and relatively benign. Globalizing, booming economies married to technological breakthroughs seemed to promise a better world for most people. Instead, the 20th century proved to be overwhelmingly the most violent, frightening and brutalized in history 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? The War of the World comes up with compelling, fascinating answers. It is Niall Ferguson's masterpiece
The shock of the global : the 1970s in perspective( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the vantage point of the United States or Western Europe, the 1970s was a time of troubles: economic "stagflation," political scandal, and global turmoil. Yet from an international perspective it was a seminal decade, one that brought the reintegration of the world after the great divisions of the mid-twentieth century. It was the 1970s that introduced the world to the phenomenon of "globalization," as networks of interdependence bound peoples and societies in new and original ways." "The 1970s saw the breakdown of the postwar economic order and the advent of floating currencies and free capital movements. Non-state actors rose to prominence while the authority of the superpowers diminished. Transnational issues such as environmental protection, population control, and human rights attracted unprecedented attention. The decade transformed international politics, ending the era of bipolarity and launching two great revolutions that would have repercussions in the twenty-first century: the Iranian theocratic revolution and the Chinese market revolution." "The Shock of the Global examines the large-scale structural upheaval of the 1970s by transcending the standard frameworks of national borders and superpower relations. It reveals for the first time an international system in the throes of enduring transformations."--Jacket
The great degeneration : [how institutions decay and economies die] by Niall Ferguson( Recording )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, increasing inequality, aging populations, antisocial behavior. But what exactly has gone wrong? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues in The Great Degeneration, is that our institutions--the intricate frameworks within which a society can flourish or fail--are degenerating
The square and the tower : networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook by Niall Ferguson( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a struggle between old power hierarchies and new social networks"--Dust jacket
Does the 21st century belong to China? : Kissinger and Zakaria vs. Ferguson and Li : the Munk debate on China by Henry Kissinger( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 17, 2011, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and CNN's Fareed Zakaria squared off against leading historian Niall Ferguson and world-renowned Chinese economist David Daokui Li to debate the biggest geopolitical issue of our time: Does the 21st century belong to China?
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The ascent of money : a financial history of the world
Alternative Names
Campbell Douglas Ferguson, Niall 1964-

Douglas Ferguson, Niall Campbell 1964-

Fergisn, Niyil 1964-

Fergjuson, N. 1964-

Ferguson N. 1964-

Ferguson, Niall

Ferguson, Niall Campbell Douglas, 1964-

Fugesen 1964-

Niall Ferguson brita historio

Niall Ferguson britischer Historiker

Niall Ferguson Britisk historiker

Niall Ferguson Brits schrijver

Niall Ferguson historiador británico

Niall Ferguson historien britannique

Niall Ferguson storico, saggista e giornalista britannico

Niall Ferguson szkocki historyk

Niall Niall Campbell Douglas

Νίαλ Φέργκιουσον

Ніл Фергюсон

Фергюсон Н. 1964-

Фергюсон Н. К. Д. 1964-

Фергюсон, Ниалл

Նիալ Ֆերգյուսոն բրիտանացի պատմաբան

ניל פרגוסון

ניל פרגוסון סופר בריטי

פרגוסון, ניל 1964-

نيل فرجسون، 1964-

نیل فرقوسن

نیل فرگوسن تاریخ‌نگار و نویسنده بریتانیایی

니얼 퍼거슨

퍼거슨, 니알 1964-

퍼거슨, 니얼 1964-

퍼거슨, 닐

퍼거슨, 닐 1964-


ファーガソン, ニーアル

ファーガソン, ニーアル 1964-


弗格森 1964-

The pity of warColossus : the price of America's empireCivilization : the West and the restThe war of the world : twentieth-century conflict and the descent of the WestEmpire : the rise and demise of the British world order and the lessons for global powerThe house of RothschildThe ascent of moneyThe cash nexus : money and power in the modern world, 1700-2000