An Empire on the Edge

An Empire on the Edge

How Britain Came to Fight America

Book - 2014
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A British-perspective chronicle of the Boston Tea Party and other events that led up to the American Revolution traces three years of volatile politics, personalities and economics on both sides of the conflict.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014]
ISBN: 9780307594846
030759484X
Branch Call Number: 973.3 BUNKER
Characteristics: x, 429 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Petercb55
Jul 13, 2015

Nick Bunkers intelligent, detailed and rich narrative approach to the origins of the revolutionary war is a breath of fresh air for the reader interested early American history. Bunker's carefully wrought narrative, assesses the impact of inertia, ignorance, fear, and restricted vision on Britain's leaders and politicians as they struggled to understand and cope with an emergent colonial insurgency, while at the same time, keeping their hands busy with a banking crisis and their eyes firmly fixed on the threat from France. A solid, well written historical account of the unraveling of Britain's relationship with her colonial empire.

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StarGladiator
Oct 02, 2014

Screwy book, written by a former investment banker who appears clueless as to the sheer financial underpinnings of the War of the Revolution, from both sides? It was corporate then, and still is corporate, Mr. Bunker. [Wonder what period specifically the author was at HSBC during? Did it overlap their famous drug cartel money laundering decade, possibly?] To better understand this book, and actual financial history, try to read Ellen Brown's book, Web of Debt, and Andro Linklater's book, Why Spencer Percival Had to Die.

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