Routine Has Become History for Niall Ferguson

Historians in the News

The British historian and Harvard University professor talks to The Wall Street Journal Europe about how he starts his weekend.

Best-selling author Niall Ferguson's travel schedule is out of hand. "I often don't even know what day it is," he says, only half mockingly.

When he isn't shuttling all over the world to give speeches, do research or film documentaries, the financial and economics historian splits his time between Boston and London. His most recent book "High Financier: The Lives and Times of Siegmund Warburg" has been critically acclaimed, and his documentary "Civilization: the West and the Rest" will be released next spring.

A regular television commentator whose debating style, controversial views and telegenic looks have led to his being referred to as the "rock-star historian," Mr. Ferguson is currently on a year away from Harvard to teach at the London School of Economics and to work on a biography of Henry Kissinger....

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