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New World, Inc - How England's Merchants founded America and Launched the British Empire

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"The thrilling story of the English merchant adventurers who changed the world. In the mid-sixteenth century, England was a small and relatively insignificant kingdom on the periphery of Europe, and it had begun to face a daunting array of social, commercial and political problems. Struggling with a single export - woollen cloth - a group of merchants formed arguably the world's first joint-stock company and set out to seek new markets and trading partners. It was a venture that relied on the very latest scientific innovations and required an extraordinary appetite for risk. At first they headed east, and dreamed of Cathay, with its silks and exotic luxuries. Eventually, they turned west, and so began a new chapter in history. Based on archival research and a bold interpretation of the historical record, New World, Inc. draws a portrait of life in London, on the Atlantic and across the New World, and reveals how profit-hungry business people transformed England into a world power." With colour illustrations.

Apart from a small bump to the back corner, minimal shelf wear to the dust cover and the folding down of the corner of approx six pages (very small fold downs) this book is a very good clean copy.

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Author(s):
John Butman and Simon Targett
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2018
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1786495473
ISBN-13:
9781786495471
Number of pages:
405
Publisher:
Atlantic Books
Title:
New World, Inc - How England's Merchants founded America and Launched the British Empire

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"The thrilling story of the English merchant adventurers who changed the world. In the mid-sixteenth century, England was a small and relatively insignificant kingdom on the periphery of Europe, and it had begun to face a daunting array of social, commercial and political problems. Struggling with a single export - woollen cloth - a group of merchants formed arguably the world's first joint-stock company and set out to seek new markets and trading partners. It was a venture that relied on the very latest scientific innovations and required an extraordinary appetite for risk. At first they headed east, and dreamed of Cathay, with its silks and exotic luxuries. Eventually, they turned west, and so began a new chapter in history. Based on archival research and a bold interpretation of the historical record, New World, Inc. draws a portrait of life in London, on the Atlantic and across the New World, and reveals how profit-hungry business people transformed England into a world power." With colour illustrations.

Apart from a small bump to the back corner, minimal shelf wear to the dust cover and the folding down of the corner of approx six pages (very small fold downs) this book is a very good clean copy.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
John Butman and Simon Targett
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2018
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1786495473
ISBN-13:
9781786495471
Number of pages:
405
Publisher:
Atlantic Books
Title:
New World, Inc - How England's Merchants founded America and Launched the British Empire

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