About the Author
Niall Ferguson is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and the bestselling author of Paper and Iron and The House of Rothschild.
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Easily readable book but the last killer application "Protestant work ethic" ... that's total crap.
Irritating arrogance shines through there. Read more
For me this presented some new insights about why and how the West caught up and pulled ahead of older, more advanced.civilizations. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Granddaddy
Ferguson's other books were excellent. But, this book is repetitive and reads like stream of conscious. Read morePublished 4 months ago by P. Bechtel
It should be required reading of every junior in high school.Published 4 months ago by Charles F Flege
Great read for those wanting to understand the history of the US and the Western success.Published 5 months ago by llponce
An interesting titel and content. By now a little dated because of the developments in China in recent years. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Pieter de Coningh
I am still reading the book recommended by a book review on one of my favorite news sites, taking time to think the recent history of mankind. Read morePublished 5 months ago by hhp
This is *not* a customer review since I haven't read the book, I only read the summary. HOWEVER I know what Asian values are - and the author leaves out one major factor: The West... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Erik Schaepers