Civilization: The West and the Rest

Niall Ferguson, read by the author. Tantor Media, unabridged, 11 CDs, 13 hrs., $34.99 ISBN 978-1-4001-1499-3
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Niall Ferguson delivers an intriguing and possibly controversial exploration of the nature of modern civilization: who achieved power in the past, who is achieving it today, and what the future may hold. Charting the West’s rise to power from the 15th century to the 20th century, Ferguson draws upon the past to describe how the “rest” of the world is catching up. With a crisp English accent and a keen ability to utilize vocal emphasis and pauses, Ferguson proves an excellent narrator for his book. His past work in television and radio clearly influences his reading, the tone of which recalls many a news report. But Ferguson infuses his narration with flair, attitude, enthusiasm, and energy—all of which will keeps listeners engaged, even those who aren’t history or social science fans. A Penguin hardcover. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 01/30/2012
Release date: 11/01/2011
Genre: Audio
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