The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power (Hardback)Niall Ferguson (author)
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An award-winning Scottish historian, author and journalist Niall Ferguson is a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford, and a senior fellow of the Centre for European Studies, Harvard. His books include: the global bestseller Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World (the accompaniment to the six-part series he presented for Channel 4), Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire, The War of the World: History's Age of Hatred, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World and Civilization: The Six Killer Apps of Modern Power.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 1072 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 41 mm
"Niall Ferguson writes big, muscular books with high-concept ideas that target current concerns through the prism of the past. They are pull-yourself-together warnings to the present by way of arresting historical precedent... Ferguson's breadth of learning is impressive." - Andrew Anthony, Guardian
"Silicon Valley needed a history lesson and Ferguson has provided it." - Eric Schmidt
"This is an immensely stimulating historical tour d'horizon...an absorbing Cook's tour of the past combined with an illuminating polemic about the current digital revolution." - David Goodhart , Standpoint
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