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Nick Bunker

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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.

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An Empire on the Edge
How Britain Came to Fight America
Written by Nick Bunker


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $30.00

Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war that few people welcomed but nobody could prevent.  

In this powerful but fair-minded narrative, British author Nick... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

An Empire on the Edge
How Britain Came to Fight America
Written by Nick Bunker


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $14.99

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Also available as a hardcover.

Making Haste from Babylon
The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World: A New History
Written by Nick Bunker


Format: eBook, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2010
Price: $13.99

“A lively, indeed passionate, retelling of the ‘Pilgrim’ story, full of surprises as Nick Bunker delves into the byways of how the voyage of 1620 came to be and how the pilgrims managed to survive. A terrific read.” —David D. Hall, Harvard University Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Making Haste from Babylon
The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World: A New History
Written by Nick Bunker


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $17.95

At the end of 1618, a blazing green star soared across the night sky over the northern hemisphere. From the Philippines to the Arctic, the comet became a sensation and a symbol, a warning of doom or a promise of salvation. Two years later, as the Pilgrims prepared to sail across... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
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