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    DescriptionNiall Ferguson's "Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire" charts America's rise as a world power, and issues a dire warning about its future. Is America the new world empire? Presidents from Abraham Lincoln to George W. Bush may have denied it but, as Niall Ferguson's brilliant and provocative book shows, the United States is in many ways the greatest imperial power of all time. What's more, it always has been an empire, expanding westwards throughout the nineteenth century and rising to global dominance in the twentieth. But is today's American colossus really equipped to play Atlas, bearing the weight of the world on its shoulders? The United States, Ferguson reveals, is an empire running on empty, weakened by chronic defecits of money, manpower and political will. When the New Rome falls, he warns, its collapse may come from within. "The most brilliant historian of his generation". ("The Times"). ""Colossus" confirms Niall Ferguson's standing as one of the most incisive writers of history, politics and economics today". ("Sunday Telegraph"). "One of the timeliest and most topical books to have appeared in recent years". ("Literary Review"). "Yet another tour de force from a writer who displays all his usual gifts of forceful polemic, unconventional intelligence and elegant prose ...guaranteed to spark fierce debate". ("Irish Times"). "A bravura exploration of why Americans are not cut out to be imperialists but nonetheless have an empire. Vigorous, substantive, and worrying". (Timothy Garton Ash). Niall Ferguson is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford. He is the bestselling author of "The Pity of War", "The Ascent of Money", "Empire", "The House of Rothschild", "The War of the World" and "Civilization".


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    Title
    Colossus
    Subtitle
    The Rise and Fall of the American Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Niall Ferguson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 304 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141017006
    ISBN 10: 0141017007
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    BIC subject category V2: JPS
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    Libri: USAA5066, ENGM4900
    DC22: 327.73
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    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    Thema V1.0: JPS, NHK
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    02 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Niall Ferguson is Herzog Professor of Financial History at the Stern School of Business, New York University, Visiting Professor of History, Oxford University and Senior Research Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford. His other books for Penguin include The Pity of War, The Cash Nexus, Empire, The War of the World, Virtual History, High Financier and Civilization.
    Review quote
    Colossus confirms Niall Ferguson's standing as one of the most incisive writers of history, politics and economics today Sunday Telegraph One of the timeliest and most topical books to have appeared in recent years Literary Review Yet another tour de force from a writer who displays all his usual gifts of forceful polemic, unconventional intelligence and elegant prose ... guaranteed to spark fierce debate Irish Times A bravura exploration of why Americans are not cut out to be imperialists but nonetheless have an empire. Vigorous, substantive, and worrying -- Timothy Garton Ash