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Bunker, Nick

Overview
Works: 13 works in 49 publications in 1 language and 4,670 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Drama  Educational films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Nick Bunker
Making haste from Babylon : the Mayflower Pilgrims and their world : a new history by Nick Bunker( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 the Atlantic on board the Mayflower, the atmosphere remained charged with fear and expectation. Men and women readied themselves for war, pestilence, or divine retribution. Against this background, and amid deep economic depression, the Pilgrims conceived their enterprise of exile. Within a decade, despite crisis and catastrophe, they built a thriving settlement at New Plymouth, based on beaver fur, corn, and cattle. In doing so, they laid the foundations for Massachusetts, New England, and a new nation. Using a wealth of new evidence from landscape, archaeology, and hundreds of overlooked or neglected documents, the auhor gives an account of the Mayflower project and the first decade of the Plymouth Colony. From mercantile London and the rural England of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I to the mountains and rivers of Maine, he weaves a narrative that combines religion, politics, money, science, and the sea. The Pilgrims were entrepreneurs as well as evangelicals, political radicals as well as Christian idealists.This book tells their story in depth, from their roots in religious conflict and village strife at home to their final creation of a permanent foothold in America
An empire on the edge : how Britain came to fight America by Nick Bunker( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British-perspective chronicle of the Boston Tea Party and other events that led up to the American Revolution traces three years of volatile politics, personalities and economics on both sides of the conflict. Drawing on careful study of primary sources from Britain and the United States, 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 welcomed but nobody could prevent. British author Nick Bunker tells the story of the last three years of mutual embitterment that preceded the outbreak of America's war for independence, also shedding new light on the roles of such familiar characters as Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and Thomas Hutchinson. It was a tragedy of errors, in which both sides shared responsibility: the British and the colonists failed to see how swiftly they were drifting toward violence until the process had gone beyond the point of no return. By the early 1770s, Great Britain had become addicted to financial speculation, led by a political elite increasingly baffled by a changing world. When the East India Company came close to collapse, it patched together a rescue plan whose disastrous side effect was the destruction of some tea. With lawyers in London calling the Tea Party treason, the British opted for punitive reprisals without foreseeing the resistance they would arouse, while Americans underestimated Britain's determination not to give way. By the summer of 1774, the descent into war had become irreversible
Young Benjamin Franklin : the birth of ingenuity by Nick Bunker( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From his early career as a printer and journalist, to his scientific work and his role as a founder of a new republic, Benjamin Franklin has always seemed the inevitable embodiment of American ingenuity. But in his youth he had to make his way through a harsh colonial world where he fought many battles: with his rivals, but also with his wayward emotions. Taking Franklin to the age of forty-one, when he made his first electrical discoveries, Bunker goes behind the legend to reveal the sources of his passion for knowledge. Always trying to balance virtue against ambition, Franklin emerges as a brilliant but flawed human being, made from the conflicts of an age of slavery as well as reason. With archival material from both sides of the Atlantic, we see Franklin in Boston, London, and Philadelphia, as he develops his formula for greatness. A tale of science, politics, war, and religion, this is also a story about Franklin's forebears: the talented family of English craftsmen who produced America's favorite genius."--
Making haste from Babylon : [the Mayflower Pilgrims and their world : a new history] by Nick Bunker( Recording )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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An empire on the edge : how Britain came to fight America by Nick Bunker( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British-perspective chronicle of the Boston Tea Party and other events that led up to the American Revolution traces three years of volatile politics, personalities, and economics on both sides of the conflict
The "Mayflower" Pilgrims and their world - A new history by Nick Bunker( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using fresh evidence from landscape, archaeology and hundreds of documents, this book gives an account of the Mayflower project and the first decade of the Plymouth Colony
Young Benjamin Franklin : the birth of ingenuity by Nick Bunker( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new account of Franklin's early life, Pulitzer finalist Nick Bunker portrays him as a complex, driven young man who elbows his way to success.From his early career as a printer and journalist, to his scientific work and his role as a founder of a new republic, Benjamin Franklin has always seemed the inevitable embodiment of American ingenuity. But in his youth he had to make his way through a harsh colonial world where he fought many battles: with his rivals, but also with his wayward emotions. Taking Franklin to the age of forty-one, when he made his first electrical discoveries, Bunker goes behind the legend to reveal the sources of his passion for knowledge. Always trying to balance virtue against ambition, Franklin emerges as a brilliant but flawed human being, made from the conflicts of an age of slavery as well as reason. With archival material from both sides of the Atlantic, we see Franklin in Boston, London, and Philadelphia, as he develops his formula for greatness. A tale of science, politics, war, and religion, this is also a story about Franklin's forebears: the talented family of English craftsmen who produced America's favorite genius
Making hast from Babylon : the Mayflower Pilgrims and their world: a new history (15 discs). by Nick Bunker( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Empire on the edge by Nick Bunker( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Making haste from babylon - the mayflower pilgrims and their world: a new h by Nick Bunker( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Middle-Class Societies Invest More in Public Education: A StrongerMiddle Class is Associated with Higher Levels of Spending on Education by David Madland( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

America's economic future depends in large part on the quality of the nation's public education. Education increases productivity, sparks innovation, and boosts the economic competitiveness. Not surprisingly, the American public thinks that there should be greater investments in education, with polls showing strong and growing support for increased spending. There are of course many reasons but a key, though often overlooked, piece of the explanation is the decline of the American middle class. Societies with a strong middle class make greater investments in public goods such as education, which helps fuel their future economic success. To help quantify the importance of a strong middle class to making investments in education, the authors examined in detail educational spending in all 50 states over the past two decades--the entire period for which complete data are available. They find that a weaker middle class is associated with significantly lower levels of education spending, controlling for other factors that affect education spending such as state income levels, the percentage of minorities in a state, and the age distribution of the state. This paper argues that a stronger middle class is likely to be good for the nation's educational system. And improving education in the United States would be good for the economy. Appended are: (1) Data; (2) Models; and (3) Results. (Contains 73 endnotes.)
The Middle Class is Key to a Better-Educated Nation: A Stronger MiddleClass is Associated with Better Educational Outcomes by David Madland( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Education is key to America's economic success as technological change and global competition increase exponentially. Unfortunately, where once the nation was atop the world academically, today American students rank in the middle of the pack. Not surprisingly, business leaders and the American public are concerned about the quality of American education. There are myriad proposals about how to improve the U.S. education system. Yet a critical but often overlooked reason for the poor educational achievement is the decline of the American middle class over the past four decades. To quantify the impact of the middle class on educational achievement, the authors examined math scores in all 50 states between 2003, the first year data on all states are available, and 2009, the most recent year complete data are available. They found that a weaker middle class is associated with significantly lower levels of math performance. Their results indicate that a stronger middle class is associated with higher test scores, separate and above any effects of poverty, overall income levels, and the percentage of non-English speakers. In short, the "middle-classness" of a state directly influences its educational achievement. In the pages that follow, the authors will present the array of academic research on this topic that supports the premise of their paper, and then detail the school and nonschool functions that a strong middle class supports in the education system and society. They turn next in the paper to the specific results of their analysis, which find that a stronger American middle class is associated with higher levels of academic achievement. Appended are: (1) Data; and (2) Models. (Contains 2 figures and 51 endnotes.)
 
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Making haste from Babylon : the Mayflower Pilgrims and their world : a new history
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