Just to remind you that I am indeed a geek, here’s Niall Ferguson discussing his book, The War of the World. If you have a minute…
I read the book, and it’s fantastic, especially if you like reading by the pound. 🙂 In any case, I ended up seeing the PBS documentary a couple of nights ago, but only part of it, so I started looking for it on YouTube. I did find part–the beginning, but it’s only a few minutes.
However, I also found this interview he did with Harry Kreisler, which does a great job of explaining the book, it’s thesis, and why he wrote it.
Also, I couldn’t resist, because he actually says “huge tracts of land,” whilst looking at the host and struggling to keep a straight face. 😀