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A World on Fire: A Saga of the Civil War, at Home and Abroad

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An award-winning author presents a history of the role of British citizens in the American Civil War that offers insight into the interdependencies of both nations and how the Union worked to block diplomatic relations between England and the Confederacy, tracing the military service of British volunteers on both sides of the conflict.

Synopsis:

The bestselling author of "Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire" delves into the fascinating story of the American Civil War, told through the dramatic and poignant firsthand accounts of some of the colorful Englishmen and women who volunteered to join the conflict.

About the Author

\Amanda Foreman is a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London. She won the Whitbread Prize for Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire, which was adapted for the screen as The Duchess. Educated as an undergraduate at Sarah Lawrence College and withmaster’s and doctorate degrees in history from Oxford University, she is now married with five children and lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Cotton is king — The uneasy cousins — On the best of terms — "The cards are in our hands!" — Expectations are dashed — The Rebel yell — War by other means — "It takes two to make a quarrel" — The lion roars back — The war moves to England — The first blow against slavery — Five miles from Richmond — The South is rising — Is blood thicker than water? — A fateful decision — Fire all around them — Bloodbath at Fredericksburg — The missing key to victory — "The tinsel has worn off" — Faltering steps of a counterrevolution — Prophecies of blood and suffering — The key is in the lock — The eve of battle — Crossroads at Gettysburg — Pressure rising — Devouring the young — River of death — Can the nation endure? — If only we are spared — Buckling under pressure — A great slaughter — "Defiance to her enemies" — "Can we hold out?" — The crisis comes — The tyranny of hope — "Come retribution" — "War is cruelty" — "The British mark on every battle-field" — "Richmond tomorrow" — Fire, fire — "A true-born king of men."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679603979
Subtitle:
Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Foreman, Amanda
Subject:
General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Military - Civil War
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20110308
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
464

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General

A World on Fire: A Saga of the Civil War, at Home and Abroad
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"Synopsis" by , The bestselling author of "Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire" delves into the fascinating story of the American Civil War, told through the dramatic and poignant firsthand accounts of some of the colorful Englishmen and women who volunteered to join the conflict.
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