Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution download free [PDF and Ebook] by Priya Satia

Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution download free [PDF and Ebook] by Priya Satia year 2018
  • Book name: Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution
  • Author: Priya Satia
  • Release date: 2018/11/29
  • Publisher: PENGUIN PUTNAM INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780735221864
  • Rating: 9.41 of 10
  • Votes: 887
  • Review by: Addison Nielsen
  • Review rating: 8.32 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/24
  • Total pages: 544
  • Includes a PDF summary of 58 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: By a prize-winning young historian, an authoritative work that reframes the Industrial Revolution, the expansion of British empire, and emergence of industrial capitalism by presenting them as inextricable from the gun trade 'A fascinating and important glimpse into how violence fueled the industrial revolution, Priya Satia's book stuns with deep scholarship and sparkling prose.'-Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies We have long understood the Industrial Revolution as a triumphant story of innovation and technology. Empire of Guns, a rich and ambitious new book by award-winning historian Priya Satia, upends this conventional wisdom by placing war and Britain's prosperous gun trade at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and the state's imperial expansion. Satia brings to life this bustling industrial society with the story of a scandal: Samuel Galton of Birmingham, one of Britain's most prominent gunmakers, has been condemned by his fellow Quakers, who argue that his profession violates the society's pacifist principles. In his fervent self-defense, Galton argues that the state's heavy reliance on industry for all of its war needs means that every member of the British industrial economy is implicated in Britain's near-constant state of war. Empire of Guns uses the story of Galton and the gun trade, from Birmingham to the outermost edges of the British empire, to illuminate the nation's emergence as a global superpower, the roots of the state's role in economic development, and the origins of our era's debates about gun control and the 'military-industrial complex' - that thorny partnership of government, the economy, and the military. Through Satia's eyes, we acquire a radically new understanding of this critical historical moment and all that followed from it. Sweeping in its scope and entirely original in its approach, Empire of Guns is a masterful new work of history - a rigorous historical argument with a human story at its heart.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 23H43M27S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Ordnance, Weapons Technology, Industry & Industrial Studies, British & Irish History, Weapons & Equipment, Manufacturing Industries, Military History, Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900
  • Available formats: TXT, EPUB, PRC, PDF, WORD, DOCX, FB2, DOC. Compressed in ZIP, ISO, RAR, TZ
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 39.12 USD
  • Dimensions: 157x239x43mm
  • Weight: 794g
  • Printed by: Prentice Hall Press
  • Published in: Nw Jersey, United States
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