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Your Host is pleased to announce that he has reached a decision on which book to read as the fifth entry in the “ten books before I buy another” Long March. The winner is Don Cook’s The Long Fuse: How England Lost the American Colonies. I’m only a few pages in, but so far it’s entertaining reading; Cook tells the story from the British point of view, as one can gather from the title. His thesis seems to be that King George III’s stubborness cost England the war. I’ll be interested to see how he develops this, since, when I was taught the history of the Revolution, it was “all Lord North’s fault.”

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