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Colossus

The Price of America's Empire

by Niall Ferguson

Colossus by Niall Ferguson
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Niall Ferguson is Herzog Professor of Financial History at the Stern Business School, New York University, and Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford University. Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1964, he lives in New York and Oxfordshire, England.

A partial bibliography:

  • The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000
  • Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power
  • The Pity of War: Explaining WWI
  • The House of Rothschild (2 books)
One small note of interest, when I checked bookseller rankings last year, when the book was released in hardcover, 'Colossus' was selling better in the UK (where it's subtitled 'The Rise and Fall of the American Empire') than in the USA. Don't you think it interesting that a topic that should be of critical interest to Americans is being more widely discussed overseas than it is 'at home'?

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