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|The trenches at Petersberg, Virginia, 1865||Confederate President Jefferson Davis, 1808-1889||Victory Parade of the U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. May 24, 1865||Richard Bickerton Pemell Lyons, 2nd Lord Lyons 1817-1887|
A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year!
The Economist, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The St Louis Post-Dispatch, Publishers Weekly and Library Journal all list A World on Fire as one of the best books of 2011!
"Ms. Foreman...is such an engaging writer that readers may find this 958-page volume too short."—Michael Burlingame, The Wall Street Journal
"Extraordinary cast....Thoroughly researched and well written...Remarkable."—Geoffrey Wheatcroft, The New York Times Book Review
"One puts down A World on Fire with a sense of awe. Foreman's skills as historian and writer are formidable."—The Boston Globe
"Foreman's descriptive gifts show especially well in bringing vividly to life the political and diplomatic worlds of Washington and London...A brief review can only hint at the expansive scope, rich detail and pulsing energy of A World on Fire."—The Washington Post
"[A] magisterial history."—Newsweek
"So expansive in its scope, and so well written...to call it a masterpiece somehow doesn't seem to do it justice."—Christian Science Monitor
Glaring errors of fact and sloppy scholarship make me question whether Dr. Foreman is more interested in achieving sales than historical accuracy. For example, on p. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Lee Southall
Very interesting source for the "back story" on major civil war developments and dramatic personae. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kevin Cronin
I just began reading this book on my kindle. At first, I could touch a highlighted footnote number and it would go directly to the footnote at the back of the book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shakti
May 11, 2015
A review by Anthony T. Riggio (Tony) of the book A World On Fire (Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War) by Amanda Foreman
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I enjoy reading and studying about the Civil War and was reading Team of Rivals about Lincoln and cabinet at the same time so was a very interesting to look at the CW from the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Carol
While a very long book the facts are fascinating and give a good look at the events and people of the time.Published 6 months ago by Peter
Great panorama of the unknown Civil War through the eyes of diplomats and British volunteers as the trajectory of their lives criss crosses fields of battle and history.Published 7 months ago by Jon
Most regard the Civil War as a uniquely American experience, a conflict that tested the resilience of the nation and then determined the form that nation would take. Read morePublished 8 months ago by arthur banner