Ian Buruma was educated in Holland and Japan. He has spent many years in Asia, which he has written about in A Japanese Mirror, Bad Elements and A Tokyo Romance. His other books include: The Wages of Guilt, Murder in Amsterdam (shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize), Anglomania, Year Zero and Their Promised Land. He was awarded the Erasmus Prize in 2008 and was named as one of the 100 top global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine in 2010. Buruma lives in New York, where he teaches at Bard College.
Fans of Buruma's works, political analysis, and Churchill's legacy will find much to discover here. * Library Journal * [A] brisk and insightful history. . . . Buruma writes fluidly and paints vivid sketches of key figures and moments. Political history buffs will be fascinated. * Publishers Weekly * A smart, lively political history that illuminates the changing relations of two decidedly unequal partners. * Kirkus Reviews * This concise, all-knowing study of the special relationship between Britain and the States pinpoints many recurring themes. * Edmund White, 'Books of the Year', TLS * Well-written... A good popular history and one that does not pull its punches. -- Piers Brendon * Literary Review * Stimulating and highly readable... A rich and rewarding book, the best overview that exists of Anglo-American relations from Churchill-FDR to the bromance between Boris Johnson and Donald Trump. * Wall Street Journal *