All Books | Niall Ferguson | PublicationsNiall Ferguson is nothing if not well connected. Wherever Anglo-American power, money and letters collide, you can find the Scottish historian with an emphatic opinion to hand. His influence even extends to China, where he holds a visiting fellowship at Tsinghua University. Among his friends he counts politicians, newspaper editors, hedge fund billionaires and Oxford dons. His books are often about powerful people from the near past: bankers such as Rothschilds and Warburgs; a seminal biography of Henry Kissinger.
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Ferguson writes and speaks about international history , economic and financial history and British and American imperialism. Ferguson has been a contributing editor for Bloomberg Television  and a columnist for Newsweek. He was an advisor to John McCain 's U. Ferguson has written and presented numerous television documentary series, including The Ascent of Money , which won an International Emmy award for Best Documentary in Ferguson cites his father as instilling in him a strong sense of self-discipline and of the moral value of work, while his mother encouraged his creative side. Ferguson received a demyship highest scholarship at Magdalen College, Oxford. He graduated with a first-class honours degree in history in
Skip to main content Niall Ferguson. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. The author of 15 books, Ferguson is writing a life of Henry Kissinger, the first volume of which--Kissinger, The Idealist--was published in to critical acclaim. Civilization was also made into a documentary series. Are you an author?
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Niall Ferguson. Allen Lane. Find this book:. In the past three decades, it is easy to identify a certain trend in this direction. Ferguson is by now well-known as a historian, economic analyst and a public commentator on current affairs. His books have focused on the economic aspects of events and phenomena from the past. He debuted with Paper and Iron , in which he analysed how the interworkings of the German economy led to the disaster of the interwar years.
Niall Ferguson is not the kind of historian who suffers from understatement. He writes big, muscular books with high-concept ideas that target current concerns through the prism of the past. They are pull-yourself-together warnings to the present by way of arresting historical precedent. In The Great Degeneration he describes the collapse of the institutions on which the west made its success. This often seems a distinction without a great — or great enough — difference.
Skip to main content Niall Ferguson. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. Niall Ferguson is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is Laurence A.