Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire

Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire


By (author) Niall Ferguson


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  • Publisher: The Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback | 386 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 25mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 13 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143034790
  • ISBN 13: 9780143034797
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 218,868

Product description

From one of Time's 100 People Who Shape Our World comes a provocative examination of the American way of empire.

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Author information

Niall Ferguson is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. The bestselling author of "Paper and Iron," "The House of Rothschild," "The Pity of War," "The Cash Nexus," "Empire," and "Colossus," he also writes regularly for newspapers and magazines all over the world. Since 2003 he has written and presented three highly successful television documentary series for British television: "Empire," "American Colossus," and, most recently, "The War of the World."

Review quote

"Every page of Colossus is provocative." --Ernest May "Amid the seemingly endless writings and decisions about 'America as Empire, ' the most prominent recent voice is that of Niall Ferguson." --Paul Kennedy, New York Review of Books