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Niall Ferguson has written several fine books that are must-reads for educated people. By all means read this book, and the other fine works of Niall Ferguson - one of the outstanding comparative historians of our day (or any day). 19 people found this helpful.
Niall Ferguson has written several fine books that are must-reads for educated people. These include 'The Pity of War' (on WWI), 'The War of the World' (about the major conflicts in the 20th century including a stunning chapter on the 'armed slave labor camp' that was the Soviet Union), and this book - Virtual History' on counterfactual or "what if" history.
AFTERWORD: A Virtual History, Niall Ferguson. Her most recent book is Butter and Guns: America's Cold War Economic Diplomacy. M A R K A L M O N D is Lecturer in Modern History at Oriel College, Oxford
AFTERWORD: A Virtual History, Niall Ferguson. M A R K A L M O N D is Lecturer in Modern History at Oriel College, Oxford. His most recent book is Revolution: 500 Years of Struggle for Change (1996).
Counterfactual history, also sometimes referred to as virtual history, is a form of. .
Counterfactual history, also sometimes referred to as virtual history, is a form of historiography that attempts to answer "what if" questions known as counterfactuals.
Niall Ferguson, MA, . hil. is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University. Paper and Iron: Hamburg Business and German Politics in the Era of Inflation, 1897-1927. Cambridge University Press, 1995; shortlisted for the Longman/History Today Book of the Year award). Macmillan, 1997; also published in the . Spain, Germany, Poland and Japan). The World's Banker: The History of the House of Rothschild.
Niall Ferguson, author of the highly acclaimed The Pity of War, leads the charge in this historically rigorous series of separate voyages into . Niall Ferguson is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Jesus College, Oxford
Niall Ferguson, author of the highly acclaimed The Pity of War, leads the charge in this historically rigorous series of separate voyages into imaginary time and provides far-reaching answers to these intriguing questions. Ferguson's brilliant 90-page introduction doubles as a manifesto on the methodology of counter-factual history. His equally masterful afterword traces the likely historical ripples that would have proceeded from the maintenance of Stuart rule in England. Niall Ferguson is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Jesus College, Oxford. He is the author of Paper and Iron, The House of Rothschilds, and The Pity of War ).
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is an ever-living, ever-working Chaos of Being, wherein shape after shape bodies itself forth from innumerable elements. THOMAS CARLYLE There is no privileged past. There is an infinitude of Pasts, all equally valid. At each and every instant of Time, however brief you suppose it, the line of events forks like the stem of a tree putting forth twin branches
In this acclaimed book, leading historians from Andrew Roberts to Michael Burleigh explore what might have been if nine of the most decisive moments in modern history had never happened.
Virtual History Niall Ferguson (e. Penguin Books Ltd 9780241952252 : What if Britain had stayed out of the . Penguin Books Ltd 9780241952252 : What if Britain had stayed out of the First World War? What if Germany had won the Second? How would England look if ther. Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or "killer ition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic-that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors.
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