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

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

Nick Bunker

Finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in History

Written from a strikingly clean point of view, this new account of the Boston Tea social gathering and the origins of the yank Revolution indicates how a deadly combination of politics, personalities, and economics ended in a struggle that few humans welcomed yet no one might prevent.  

“A nice Empire, like a good Cake, is most simply decreased on the edges,” saw Benjamin Franklin, presently sooner than the yankee Revolution. In An Empire at the part, British writer Nick Bunker provides a strong and propulsive narrative of the line to warfare. on the middle of the e-book lies the Boston Tea celebration, while the British stumbled into an unexpected hindrance that revealed deep flaws in an imperial method sprawling from the Mississippi to Bengal. laying off new mild at the Tea Party’s origins and at the roles of such prevalent characters as Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Thomas Hutchinson, and the British ministers Lord North and Lord Dartmouth, Bunker depicts the final 3 years of deepening anger on either side of the Atlantic, culminating within the irreversible descent into revolution.

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