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Empire of Guns by Priya Satia

Empire of Guns

Empire of Guns by Priya Satia
Apr 10, 2018 | 544 Pages
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“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
Empire of Guns is a richly researched and probing historical narrative that challenges our understanding of the engines that drove Britain’s industrial revolution. With this book, Priya Satia introduces Samuel Galton and the economies of guns and war into the historical equation and, with it, affirms her place as a deeply captivating and thought-provoking historian.”—Caroline Elkins, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Imperial Reckoning

Empire of Guns is an important revisionist account of the industrial revolution, reminding us that the making of the modern state and the making of modern capitalism were tightly intertwined. A revelatory book.”—Sven Beckert, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Empire of Cotton

 “Empire of Guns boldly uncovers a history of modern violence and its central role in political, economic, and technological progress. As unsettling as it is bracing, it radically deepens our understanding of the ‘iron cage’ of modernity.”—Pankaj Mishra, author of Age of Anger

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