Author(s): Amanda Foreman
A World on Firetells, with extraordinary sweep, one of the least known great stories of British and American history. From embassy balls to bloody battlefields, Amanda Foreman brings to life the people who were swept up in the American Civil War- generals, statesmen, society hostesses, spies, diplomats, nurses, journalists and adventurers, as well as ordinary soldiers fighting for both North and South. It is an unforgettable saga of huge personalities, tense diplomacy and torn loyalties.
'Riveting . . . the reader is swept along . . . one can hardly overestimate the brilliance of Foreman's conception . . . a shimmering tapestry.' Jay Parini, Guardian
'An extraordinary book . . . this is a tale never previously told.' Stephen Graubard, Financial Times
'Magnificent . . . provides a completely fresh perspective on the first great modern conflict.' Antony Beevor
'Amanda Foreman's magnificent new book . . . resembles nothing so much as War and Peace.' Adam I. P. Smith, History Today
'Beautifully written . . . A past of blood, tears and sweat . . . brought to vivid, burning life.'
John Walsh, Independent
'Nothing less than a tour de force . . . the pace never flags as Foreman moves the narrative effortlessly from the killing fields of Antietam to the drawing rooms of London.' Saul David,Literary Review