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Nick Bunker is the author of Making Haste from Babylon, a history of the Mayflower Pilgrims, described by The Washington Post as a remarkable success. Educated at King s College, Cambridge, and Columbia University, he was a journalist for the Liverpool Echo and the Financial Times, and then an investment banker, chiefly with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. During his careers in journalism and finance, he traveled widely in China, India, the former Soviet bloc, and the United States. He now lives in Lincolnshire, England."


Finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in HistoryWinner ofthe 2015 George Washington PrizeWinner of the 2015 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award "Bunker's tightlyargued and deeply researchedbook shows how a broader perspective can shed new light on even the most familiar events." Journal of the American Revolution Book of the Year (Honorable Mention) "Bunker's tightlyargued and deeply researchedbook shows how a broader perspective can shed new light on even the most familiar events." Foreign Affairs"[A] bracing gallop through the three years leading up to the 'shot heard round the world'at Lexington, Mass., in April 1775. Mr. Bunker provides an especially lucid portrait of the woes of the East IndiaCo., a privately owned company so closely connected to the political elite that it effectively functioned as an instrument of British state power." The Wall Street Journal"Absorbing and detailed. . . . Bunker's narrative is human and even-handed; and from the Boston harbourside to the salons of London, a complex and epic tale is told with colour and enthusiasm. It should even go down well in Boston." Sinclair McKay, The Sunday Telegraph "Highly recommended." Andrew Lambert, BBC History Magazine "Enthralling. . . . Bunker sets the story in its global context. However, he is also good at zeroing in on the local and unfamiliar." Ben Wilson, The London Times "Lively, well-researched and replete with many unexpected twists and turns, Empire on the Edge succeeds in deepening our understanding of a war Bunker clearly believes the British should never have fought." Rosemary Michaud, The Post and Courier "Bunker s isa fascinating historical account, with implications that go beyond its subject matter into the question of how empire-building works or doesn t." The Columbus Dispatch"Utterly absorbing and full of colour, we learn afresh what a mess Britain made of leaving America and, crucially and importantly, how that mess shaped the American psyche." Justin Webb, The Today Programme (BBC) "Nearly two and a half centuries after the fact, it would seem all but impossible to shed fresh light and insight into the origins of the American Revolution. And yet, this is precisely what journalist-turned-financial analyst-turned-historian Nick Bunker has accomplished in a majestic new study of the events leading up to shots being fired at Lexington and Concord in 1775." The Manchester Journal A nuanced global analysis of Britain s failure to hold onto its American colonies. . . . riveting. . . . With a sharp eye for economic realities, Bunker persuasively demonstrates why the American Revolution had to happen. Publishers Weekly (boxed review) An eye-opening study of the British view of the American Revolution and why they were crazy to fight it. . . . the failure of British leadership to recognize the warning signs will astonish readers who thought the Revolution was just about tea. A scholarly yet page-turning, superbly written history. Kirkus (starred review) Nick Bunker dazzles the reader with a deeply researched and clear-eyed accounting of the dissolution of the mighty but woefully overextended British Empire, and in particular its 13 colonies in North America. Bunker's mellifluous prose fairly jumps off the page, drawing the reader deeper and deeper into this intricate and fascinating tale. William D. Cohan"

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