Niall Ferguson
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Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, former Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and current senior fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and founder and managing director of advisory firm Greenmantle LLC. The author of 15 books, Ferguson is writing a life of Henry Kissinger, the first volume of which--Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist--was published in 2015 to critical acclaim. The World's Banker: The History of the House of Rothschild won the Wadsworth Prize for Business History. Other titles include Civilization: The West and the Rest, The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die and High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg. Ferguson's six-part PBS television series, "The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World," based on his best-seller, won an International Emmy for best documentary in 2009. Civilization was also made into a documentary series. Ferguson is a recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service as well as other honors. His most recent book is The Square and the Tower: Networks on Power from the Freemasons to Facebook (2018).

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    • The House of Rothschild, Volume 1

    • Money's Prophets: 1798-1848
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Alexander Adams
    • Length: 28 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In his rich and nuanced portrait of the remarkable, elusive Rothschild family, Oxford scholar and best-selling author Niall Ferguson uncovers the secrets behind the family's phenomenal economic success....

    Regular price: $44.95

    • The Square and the Tower

    • Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 619
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 545
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      4 out of 5 stars 542

    A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a collision between old power hierarchies and new social networks....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Power? Does it come from hierarchies or networks?

    • By Ted on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Ascent of Money

    • A Financial History of the World
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,703
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,656
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,644

    Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An informative grind

    • By Sigil on 01-08-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Empire

    • How Britain Made the Modern World
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 585
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518

    Penguin presents the unabridged audiobook edition of Empire by Niall Ferguson, read by Jonathan Keeble....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It wasn’t all bad was it?

    • By Dennis Arve Wilkinson on 01-18-18

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Civilization

    • The West and the Rest
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Niall Ferguson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,854
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,591
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,576

    The rise to global predominance of Western civilization is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five hundred years....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thoughtful analysis of the ascendancy of the West.

    • By Patrick on 05-25-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Dead Aid

    • Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa
    • By: Dambisa Moyo, Niall Ferguson - foreword
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    A national best-seller, Dead Aid unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped to reduce poverty and increase growth....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dangerous / Right Wing US view

    • By David O'Donovan on 03-05-19

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Kissinger: Volume I

    • 1923-1968: The Idealist
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 34 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    No American statesman has been as revered and as reviled as Henry Kissinger....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Paradigm Shift Alert!

    • By LHM on 10-19-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Great Degeneration

    • How Institutions Decay and Economics Die
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Paul Slack
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    Ferguson posits that slowing growth, outrageous debt, and antisocial behavior are contributing to the erosion of the West’s once rock-solid foundations....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb as always!

    • By Ivanhoe on 08-28-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Empire

    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The British Empire was the largest in all history: the nearest thing to global domination ever achieved. The world we know today is in large measure the product of Britain's age of empire....

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Pity of War

    • Explaining World War One
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 21 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
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      4 out of 5 stars 250

    A landmark work of history that challenges our most basic assumptions about the causes and consequences of the First World War....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Written for Social Science Wonks -Patience needed!

    • By gerry on 10-09-15

    Regular price: $39.95

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