America's close bond with Great Britain seems inevitable, given our shared language and heritage. But as Berkeley- and Oxford-educated historian Kathleen Burk shows in this groundbreaking history, the close international relationship was forged relatively recently, preceded by several centuries of hostility and conflict that began soon after the first English colony was established on the newly discovered continent. Burk tells the story from each side, beginning with the English exploration of the New World and taking us up to the present alliance in Iraq.
"A magisterial overview of Anglo-American relations from 1497.... Wonderful."—Spectator (London)