Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power, Ferguson Niall
Автор: Ferguson, Niall Название: The Ascent of Money ISBN: 0143116177 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143116172 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 2051 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the bestselling author of Civilization and The Square and the Tower, a richly original look at the origins of money and how it makes the world go round Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. What's more, Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential backstory behind all history, arguing that the evolution of credit and debt was as important as any technological innovation in the rise of civilization. As Ferguson traces the crisis from ancient Egypt's Memphis to today's Chongqing, he offers bold and compelling new insights into the rise--and fall--of not just money but Western power as well.
Автор: Niall Ferguson Название: Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist ISBN: 0141022000 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141022000 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 2822 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: No American statesman has been as revered or as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Once hailed as “Super K”—the “indispensable man” whose advice has been sought by every president from Kennedy to Obama—he has also been hounded by conspiracy theorists, scouring his every “telcon” for evidence of Machiavellian malfeasance. Yet as Niall Ferguson shows in this magisterial two-volume biography, drawing not only on Kissinger’s hitherto closed private papers but also on documents from more than a hundred archives around the world, the idea of Kissinger as the ruthless arch-realist is based on a profound misunderstanding.The first half of Kissinger’s life is usually skimmed over as a quintessential tale of American ascent: the Jewish refugee from Hitler’s Germany who made it to the White House. But in this first of two volumes, Ferguson shows that what Kissinger achieved before his appointment as Richard Nixon’s national security adviser was astonishing in its own right. Toiling as a teenager in a New York factory, he studied indefatigably at night. He was drafted into the U.S. infantry and saw action at the Battle of the Bulge—as well as the liberation of a concentration camp—but ended his army career interrogating Nazis. It was at Harvard that Kissinger found his vocation. Having immersed himself in the philosophy of Kant and the diplomacy of Metternich, he shot to celebrity by arguing for “limited nuclear war.” Nelson Rockefeller hired him. Kennedy called him to Camelot. Yet Kissinger’s rise was anything but irresistible. Dogged by press gaffes and disappointed by “Rocky,” Kissinger seemed stuck—until a trip to Vietnam changed everything.The Idealist is the story of one of the most important strategic thinkers America has ever produced. It is also a political Bildungsroman, explaining how “Dr. Strangelove” ended up as consigliere to a politician he had always abhorred. Like Ferguson’s classic two-volume history of the House of Rothschild, Kissinger sheds dazzling new light on an entire era. The essential account of an extraordinary life, it recasts the Cold War world.
Автор: Niall Ferguson (ed.) Название: Virtual History ISBN: 0241952255 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241952252 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1980 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: What if Britain had stayed out of the First World War? What if Germany had won the Second? How would England look if there had been no Cromwell? What would the world be like if Communism had never collapsed? And what if John F Kennedy had lived? This book explores what might have been if nine of the decisive moments in history had never happened.
Автор: Niall Ferguson Название: The Great Degeneration ISBN: 0141975237 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141975238 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: от 1421 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The decline of the West is something that has long been prophesied. Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, ageing populations. But what exactly is amiss with Western civilization? The author argues that the institutions that were once the four pillars of Western society - representative government, and more.
Автор: Ferguson, Niall Название: Colossus ISBN: 0143034790 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143034797 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 2051 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson ranges across the entire history of America s foreign entanglements and delves into all the dimensions of American power military, economic, cultural, and political. The result is a book whose conclusions are as convincing, and troubling, as they are original. Ferguson demonstrates that America has always been an empire in denial and shows the fateful consequences of its special brand of imperialism. He examines the challenges to the United States from its principal rivals, the European Union and China, and offers a compelling analysis of the connection between the country s domestic economic health and its foreign affairs the bottom line of imperialism, American style. "Colossus" is a peerless reckoning with American power that should be read by any thinking citizen of this unspoken empire.
Описание: "From renowned historian Niall Ferguson, a searching and provocative examination of the widespread institutional rot that threatens our collective future" What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, increasing inequality, aging populations, antisocial behavior. But what exactly has gone wrong? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues in "The Great Degeneration," is that our institutions the intricate frameworks within which a society can flourish or fail are degenerating. Representative government, the free market, the rule of law, and civil society these are the four pillars of West European and North American societies. It was these institutions, rather than any geographical or climatic advantages, that set the West on the path to global dominance beginning around 1500. In our time, however, these institutions have deteriorated in disturbing ways. Our democracies have broken the contract between the generations by heaping IOUs on our children and grandchildren. Our markets are hindered by overcomplex regulations that debilitate the political and economic processes they were created to support; the rule of law has become the rule of lawyers. And civil society has degenerated into uncivil society, where we lazily expect all of our problems to be solved by the state. It is institutional degeneration, in other words, that lies behind economic stagnation and the geopolitical decline that comes with it. With characteristic verve and historical insight, Ferguson analyzes not only the causes of this stagnation but also its profound consequences. "The Great Degeneration "is an incisive indictment of an era of negligence and complacency. While the Arab world struggles to adopt democracy and China struggles to move from economic liberalization to the rule of law, our society is squandering the institutional inheritance of centuries. To arrest the breakdown of our civilization, Ferguson warns, will take heroic leadership and radical reform."
Автор: Niall Ferguson Название: Civilization ISBN: 0141044586 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141044583 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1015 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In 1412, Europe was a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad sanitation and incessant war, while the Orient was home to dazzling civilizations. This book reveals the six `killer applications` that the Rest lacked: competition, science, property rights, medicine, consumerism and the work ethic.
Автор: Niall Ferguson Название: Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist ISBN: 0713998709 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780713998702 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 3234 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Drawing not only on Kissinger`s hitherto closed private papers but also on documents from more than a hundred archives around the world, this is the history of the House of Rothschild, Kissinger sheds dazzling new light on an entire era.
Автор: Ferguson, Niall Название: High Financier ISBN: 159420246X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781594202469 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 3590 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Найэл Фергюсон' Высокий Финансист рассказывает экстраординарную историю Зигмунда Варбурга, беженца из Нацистской Германии, который восстановил Разрушенный блицем Лондонский Сити как выдающийся международный финансовый центр в мире.
Автор: Niall Ferguson Название: The War of the World ISBN: 0141013826 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141013824 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 2895 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The world at the beginning of the 20th century seemed stable and relatively benign. But, it proved to be overwhelmingly the most violent, frightening and brutalized in history with fanatical, often genocidal warfare. What went wrong? How did we do this to ourselves? This title comes up with answers.
Автор: Ferguson Niall Название: Civilization: The West and the Rest ISBN: 1400114993 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400114993 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 3589 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: The rise to global predominance of Western civilization is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five hundred years. All over the world, an astonishing proportion of people now work for Western-style companies, study at Western-style universities, vote for Western-style governments, take Western medicines, wear Western clothes, and even work Western hours. Yet six hundred years ago the petty kingdoms of Western Europe seemed unlikely to achieve much more than perpetual internecine warfare. It was Ming China or Ottoman Turkey that had the look of world civilizations. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? In Civilization: The West and the Rest, bestselling author Niall Ferguson argues that, beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts that the Rest lacked: competition, science, the rule of law, consumerism, modern medicine, and the work ethic. These were the killer applications that allowed the West to leap ahead of the Rest, opening global trade routes, exploiting newly discovered scientific laws, evolving a system of representative government, more than doubling life expectancy, unleashing the Industrial Revolution, and embracing a dynamic work ethic. Civilization shows just how fewer than a dozen Western empires came to control more than half of humanity and four fifths of the world economy. Yet now, Ferguson argues, the days of Western predominance are numbered-not because of clashes with rival civilizations, but simply because the Rest have now downloaded the six killer apps we once monopolized-while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Civilization does more than tell the gripping story of the West's slow rise and sudden demise; it also explains world history with verve, clarity, and wit. Controversial but cogent and compelling, Civilization is Ferguson at his very best.
Автор: Ferguson Niall Название: Shock of the Global ISBN: 0674061861 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780674061866 Издательство: Harvard University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 4510 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the vantage point of the United States or Western Europe, the 1970s was a time of troubles: economic `stagflation,` political scandal, and global turmoil. This title examines the large-scale structural upheaval of the 1970s by transcending the standard frameworks of national borders and superpower relations.
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