An Empire on the Edge by Nick Bunker audiobook

An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America

By Nick Bunker
Read by Robert Ian Mackenzie

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780307594846

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664433823

  • ISBN: 9781664541658

Runtime: 17.25 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History

The story of the American Revolution told from the unique perspective of British Parliament and the streets of London, rather than that of the Colonies. Here, Nick Bunker explores and illuminates the dramatic chain of events that led to the outbreak of the war-revealing a tale of muddle, mistakes, and misunderstandings by men in London that led to the Boston tea party and then to the decision to send redcoats into action against the minutemen. Charting the three years prior to the war during which the British regime in America was already collapsing, Bunker shows how a lethal combination of politics and personalities led to a war that should never have been fought. Revisiting the tea party from the point of view of British economics and drawing upon new and unpublished sources from Britain and the U.S., he argues that thanks to the colonialists' misunderstandings about the strength of British power, and London's inability to take American cries for freedom seriously, both were pushed beyond the point of compromise. The outcome? A war that few welcomed but all were powerless to stop.

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Author Bio: Nick Bunker

Author Bio: Nick Bunker

Nick Bunker, graduate of Cambridge and Columbia University, has had a diverse career in finance and journalism. A former investment banker and reporter for the Financial Times, he now lives with his wife in Lincolnshire, England.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 17.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English