If you have ever wondered about blatant differences between the US and Britain, two books by A.N. Wilson are a good place to find some explanations: The Victorians and After The Victorians. Beyond satisfying a possible curiosity, they are interesting and well-written histories of a time when “Britannia ruled the waves”.
Often, habits and practices of people, government, or institutions seemed curious to me, when compared to the land of my birth. When placed in context of their evolution, they became understandable, if not respected or found agreeable. For example, people that float easily into and out of bankruptcy in the US can thank the opposite experience suffered in England.
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.