Three Books by Niall Ferguson on the British and American Empire
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Though his assessments of America and Great Britain lack candor about his relationship with and the function of the private oligarchy that actually has operated and funded both the British Empire and then the British-American Empire lurk behind the nation state facades, these three books offer a lot of interesting facts, if one is game to read between the lines.
Ferguson, Niall (2004). Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire. Gardners Books. ISBN 0-7139-9770-2. Ferguson, Niall (2003). Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World. London: Allen Lane. ISBN 0-7139-9615-3. Ferguson, Niall (2003). Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power. New York: Basic Books. ISBN 0-465-02328-2. American edition.
I especially appreciated the middle one listed above.