World on Fire Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War

ISBN-10: 0375756965
ISBN-13: 9780375756962
Edition: N/A
Authors: Amanda Foreman
List price: $24.00 Buy it from $3.04
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: Acclaimed historian Amanda Foreman follows the phenomenal success of herNew York TimesbestsellerGeorgiana: Duchess of Devonshirewith her long-awaited second work of nonfiction: the fascinating story of the American Civil War and the major role  More...

Used Starting from $11.82
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
You could win $10,000

Get an entry for every item you buy, rent, or sell.

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Terminology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Math Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Careers in Medical Assisting Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $24.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1008
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Acclaimed historian Amanda Foreman follows the phenomenal success of herNew York TimesbestsellerGeorgiana: Duchess of Devonshirewith her long-awaited second work of nonfiction: the fascinating story of the American Civil War and the major role played by Britain and its citizens in that epic struggle.Even before the first rumblings of secession shook the halls of Congress, British involvement in the coming schism was inevitable. Britain was dependent on the South for cotton, and in turn the Confederacy relied almost exclusively on Britain for guns, bullets, and ships. The Union sought to block any diplomacy between the two and consistently teetered on the brink of war with Britain. For four years the complex web of relationships between the countries led to defeats and victories both minute and history-making. InA World on Fire, Amanda Foreman examines the fraught relations from multiple angles while she introduces characters both humble and grand, bringing them to vivid life over the course of her sweeping and brilliant narrative.Between 1861 and 1865, thousands of British citizens volunteered for service on both sides of the Civil War. From the first cannon blasts on Fort Sumter to Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, they served as officers and infantrymen, sailors and nurses, blockade runners and spies. Through personal letters, diaries, and journals, Foreman has woven together their experiences to form a panoramic yet intimate view of the war on the front lines, in the prison camps, and in the great cities of both the Union and the Confederacy. Through the eyes of these brave volunteers we see the details of the struggle for life and the great and powerful forces that threatened to demolish a nation.In the drawing rooms of London and the offices of Washington, on muddy fields and aboard packed ships, Foreman reveals the decisions made, the beliefs held and contested, and the personal triumphs and sacrifices that ultimately led to the reunification of America. A World on Fire is a complex and groundbreaking work that will surely cement Amanda Foreman’s position as one of the most influential historians of our time.From the Hardcover edition.

Amanda Foreman was born in London in 1968. She is the daughter of the late Hollywood film maker Carl Foreman (High Noon, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Guns of Navarone).Her early years were spent shuttling between home in Los Angeles and school in Dorset. Her first book, 'Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire' won the 1998 Whitbread Biography of the year Award.A self-confessed Trekkie, when not at work she is either cooking, surfing the net, or catching up on the latest sci-fi.

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×