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  • Brilliantly written, full of wit and virtuosity, stuffed with memorable lines and gorgeous bits of information. A great read

    The Times (on Civilization)
  • A dazzling history of Western ideas ... epic

  • This is sharp. It feels urgent. Ferguson... twists his knife with great literary brio

    Andrew Marr (on Civilization)
  • A masterpiece ... fascinating facts burst like fireworks on every page

    Sunday Times
  • Brings history alive for the reader with a dazzling knowledge ... peerless

    Independent on Sunday

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