The Square and the Tower

The Square and the Tower Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power

Paperback (07 Jun 2018) | English

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Synopsis

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
'Silicon Valley needed a history lesson and Ferguson has provided it' Eric Schmidt

Most history is about the people at the top of the towers of power. But what if the real action is in the social networks down below, in the town squares? Niall Ferguson, the international bestselling author of Empire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization, brilliantly recasts past and present as an unending contest between hierarchies and networks.

'Provocative, snappy, a rare book ... fasten your seatbelts' Peter Frankopan, Daily Telegraph

'Immensely stimulating, absorbing, illuminating ... sends ideas blazing all over the place ... one of the best popular historians of our time' David Goodhart, Prospect

'Powerful, fast-paced ... a pull-yourself-together warning to the present by way of arresting historical precedent' Andrew Anthony, Guardian

'Captivating and compelling' Jonathan A. Knee, The New York Times

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Penguin Books

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141984810
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 302.309
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 34117
Number of pages: xxvii, 573 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 440g
Height: 130mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 30mm