By Nick Bunker

ISBN-10: 0099552736

ISBN-13: 9780099552734

ISBN-10: 184792154X

ISBN-13: 9781847921543

WINNER OF THE 2015 GEORGE WASHINGTON PRIZE
FINALIST FOR THE 2015 PULTIZER PRIZE IN HISTORY

In this robust narrative, Nick Bunker tells the tale of the final 3 years of mutual embitterment that preceded the outbreak of America’s struggle for independence in 1775. It used to be a tragedy of mistakes, within which either side shared accountability for a clash that rate the lives of a minimum of twenty thousand Britons and a nonetheless greater variety of Americans.

Drawing on cautious research of basic resources from Britain and the U.S., An Empire at the Edge sheds new gentle at the Tea Party’s origins and at the roles of such widespread characters as Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and Thomas Hutchinson. on the center of the publication lies the Boston Tea social gathering, an occasion that arose from basic flaws within the manner the British controlled their affairs.

With attorneys in London calling the Tea occasion treason, and with hawks in Parliament crying out for revenge, the British opted for punitive reprisals with no foreseeing the resistance they might arouse. for his or her half, the americans underestimated Britain’s decision to not fall down. by way of the past due summer time of 1774, the descent into battle had develop into irreversible.

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