'Deeply researched and well-written' - Financial Times
In the mid-sixteenth century, England was a small and relatively insignificant kingdom on the periphery of Europe, and it had begun to face a daunting array of social, commercial and political problems. Struggling with a single export - woollen cloth - a group of merchants formed arguably the world's first joint-stock company and set out to seek new markets and trading partners. This start-up venture transformed England in to a global power and sowed the seeds of nascent modern America. New World, Inc. is the riveting story of pilgrims, profits and the venture capitalists behind Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh.
'Brilliantly researched and vividly told' - Liaquat Ahamed, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning Lords of Finance
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 425 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 31 mm
Brilliantly researched and vividly told * Liaquat Ahamed, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning Lords of Finance *
Fascinating... Powerful and convincing -- Jerry Brotton * BBC History Magazine *
A lively and illuminating revisionist history. * Kirkus Reviews *
Part business history, part swashbuckling adventurer's tale... A fascinating read. * Larrie D. Ferreiro, author of Brothers At Arms *
New World, Inc. paints a fascinating portrait of personal daring and bold risk taking, of deceit and court intrigue, and of greed and unexpected success. It is a captivating read. * Antoine van Agtmael, author of The Smartest Places on Earth *
An intelligent, thorough, and detailed examination of the financial stories powering the earliest voyages to America. Skillfully told, this compelling book elevates the overlooked economic motivations behind the first American settlements to their proper place in history. * Bhu Srinivasan, Author of Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism *
Butman and Targett draw from a wealth of archival resources to argue convincingly that the commercial motive was key to English expansion into the New World... [An] engrossing history of adventure and innovation * Library Journal (starred review) *
Extraordinary... eye-opening and thoroughly enjoyable * Booklist *
Brisk and fascinating * Foreign Affairs *
New World, Inc. is fluently and elegantly written, and the reader is drawn from page to page, onwards through this fascinating story. In many ways it reads at times like a novel, but this is a serious piece of historical writing. Human interest and drama sit at the heart of this story, but it is also one of science, innovation, navigational daring, bravery, chance, and resilience. It is a story as exciting as it is revealing. -- Mark Fox * Reaction *
This meticulously researched, well-written, and beautifully designed book tells the fascinating and largely untold story of the earliest days of globalization, of innovation and entrepreneurial risk-taking, and of the creation of some of the earliest venture-financed companies in the world. -- Glenn Leibowitz * Write with Impact *
Butman and Targett are fluent storytellers with an eye for detail * Publishers' Weekly *
Immensely detailed * Investments & Pensions Europe *
Part business history, part swashbuckling adventurer's tale... A fascinating read -- Larrie D. Ferreiro, author of Brothers At Arms
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