An Empire on the Edge

How Britain Came to Fight America
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Author(s): Nick Bunker
Genre: History
Imprint: ITK Audio
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (17.23 hours)
Product Number: Z07692
Released: Oct 15, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490629469
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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 Revisiting the tea party from the point of view of British economics and drawing upon new and unpublished sources from Britain and the U.S., he argues that thanks to the colonialists' misunderstandings about the strength of British power, and London's inability to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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An Empire on the Edge
Product Number: BX00032305
Product Number:ND0161
Product Number:Z07692

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CD
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Author(s): Nick Bunker
Narrator(s): Robert Ian Mackenzie
Genre: History
Product Number ND0161
Released: Oct 22, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490629452
eBook
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Author(s): Nick Bunker
Genre: History
Product Number EB00268935
Released: Sep 16, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780385351645

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