Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire by Niall Ferguson 

Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire, Niall Ferguson 

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Is America the new world empire? Presidents from Lincoln to Bush may have denied it but, as Niall Ferguson's brilliant and provocative book shows, the US is in many ways the greatest imperial power of all time. What's more, it always has been an empire, expanding westwards throughout the nineteenth century and rising to global dominance in the twentieth. But is today's American colossus really equipped to play Atlas, bearing the weight of the world on its shoulders?

The United States, Ferguson reveals, is an empire running on empty, weakened by chronic deficits of money, manpower and political will. When the New Rome falls, he warns, its collapse may come from within.

 

Item specifics

Condition: Good. A book that has been read but is in good condition. Slight wear to the book cover. No highlighting of text, no writing in the margins, and no missing pages.

Author: Niall Ferguson 
Format: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0141017007
Height: 19.7cm
Width: 12.7cm
Spine: 2.2cm


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