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    • Empire of Guns

    • The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution
    • By: Priya Satia
    • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
    • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We have long understood the Industrial Revolution as a triumphant story of innovation and technology. Empire of Guns, is a rich and ambitious new book by award-winning historian Priya Satia, which 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 gun makers, was condemned by his fellow Quakers that his profession violated their pacifist principles. 

    Non-member price: $28.87