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Book Title: Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals. Edited by Niall Ferguson|
The author of the book: Niall Ferguson
ISBN 13: 9780241952252
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 797 KB
Edition: Penguin Books
Date of issue: May 1st 2011
Read full description of the books Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals. Edited by Niall Ferguson:'Fluent and entertaining.' "The Times"
'Ferguson . . . constructs an entire scenario starting with Charles I's defeat of the Covenanters, running through three revolutions, the American, the French and the Russian - that did not happen and climaxing with the collapse of the West, ruled by an Anglo American empire, in the face of a mighty transcontinental, tsarist Russian imperium . . . A welcome, optimistic assault on an intellectual heresy that has done much, much more harm than good.' Brian Appleyard, "Sunday Times"
'Quite brilliant, inspiring for the layman and an enviable tour de force for the informed reader . . . A wonderful book . . . lucid, exciting and easy to read.' Claus von Bulow, "Literary Review"
'Sizzling essays hot from the academic griddle.' Piers Brendon, "Mail on Sunday"
'The implications of "Virtual History" deserve to be meditated by every historian . . . a talented and imaginative team of historians who tackle with counterfactual verve a series of mostly twentieth century turning points.' Christopher Andrew, "Daily Telegraph"
Read information about the authorNiall Ferguson is a British (Scottish) historian who specialises in financial and economic history as well as the history of empire. He is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and the William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He was educated at the private Glasgow Academy in Scotland, and at Magdalen College, Oxford.
He is best known outside academia for his revisionist views rehabilitating imperialism and colonialism; within academia, his championing of counterfactual history is a subject of some considerable controversy. In 2008, Allen Lane published his most recent book, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World which he also presented as a Channel 4 television series.
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