S&S’ Empire mindset

S&S’ Empire mindset

Simon & Schuster UK and US have jointly bought journalist Jonathan Foreman’s States of Empire: Imperial Power from Sargon the Great to Google, following “a heated auction”.

Iain MacGregor, non-fiction publishing director, bought UK and Commonwealth rights, with Alice Mayhew, vice-president of S&S in New York, acquiring North American rights.

Foreman, a senior research fellow at London think-tank Civitas, has written for the New Yorker, FT and Guardian, and his book will investigate the “era of empires”, exploring how they have been a part of human history since the beginning of urban civilisation.