Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays: An Empire on the Edge

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America by Nick Bunker p. 73

"In the years before the revolution, a gradual process of alienation occurred, as even Americans fond of the mother country began to lose their patience with the way it functioned. In the case of the banking crash, it took only six weeks for the news to reach Virginia, where the tobacco growers relied on loans from London and Glasgow."

Yep, there was a big banking crash in London and Glasgow in just 1772, just a few years before the revolution and it was a little bit to blame. Isn't it funny that it took "only" six weeks for the news to reach America?

1 comment:

Shaina said...

It's hard to imagine anything taking that long today! Sorry this one ended up too dense for you.