The acclaimed author of the international bestseller Georgiana has now, in A World on Fire, looked at the remarkable story of the involvement of the British in the American Civil War: both sides wanted British support, British volunteers fought on both sides; Britain armed the fighters. She tells a remarkable story – including one with a Bristol connection. Antonia Fraser called this ‘an iridescent book; vivid like a rainbow but rather more substantial…like Gone With The Wind but with the true history inserted…Anger, resentment, sympathy, loyalty, all the emotions that characterise Anglo-American relations today, can be traced back to this period.’
Amanda Foreman is the award-winning historian and internationally best-selling author of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and A World on Fire: an Epic History of Two Nations Divided. She is also the recipient of the 1998 Whitbread Award for Biography. www.amanda-foreman.com
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