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The Sinews of Power

War, Money and the English State, 1688–1783

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PAPERBACK

$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674809307

Publication Date: 10/01/1990

Short

320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

17 tables, 1 map

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Brewer poses another question of great importance…how did a small island, of no great population, and which had, for the most part, played an insignificant role in seventeenth-century Europe, transform itself, in the space of sixty years, into a great naval power with an immense empire? Brewer is to be congratulated [on] here identifying a major theme and pursuing it with great skill.—John Cannon, The Times Literary Supplement

What Brewer does is to link the work of other historians with his own research into the workings of the bureaucratic machine, and to draw some wider conclusions about the nature of British society in general.—Jonathan Clark, The Sunday Times

Brewer has countered the traditional image of Britain as a lightly administered society by showing the degree to which the ideology of liberty was founded on a highly organized bureaucracy.—David Simpson, The New York Times Book Review

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