The East India Company: Trade and Conquest from 1600
by Antony Wild
Established by Royal Charter in 1600, the East India Company was, and remains to this day, the largest and most powerful multinational business the world has ever seen. It controlled over half the world's trade and a quarter of its population. It singlehandedly ruled India, raised its own army and navy, minted its own currency, and traded with every corner of the globe. It...more
Hardcover, 194 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by The Lyons Press
(first published 1999)
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It was a good overview of the British East India company especially in regards in India. Unfortunately the book was written for an audience with previous knowledge of the history of Britain and India during this time period so there were many cases where historical figures were briefly noted when some further explanation would have helped the novice history reader.