By Amanda Foreman
During this extraordinary narrative, Amanda Foreman tells the attention-grabbing tale of the yankee Civil War--and the key function performed by means of Britain and its electorate in that epic fight. among 1861 and 1865, hundreds of thousands of British electorate volunteered for carrier on each side of the Civil warfare. From the 1st cannon blasts on fortress Sumter to Lee's give up at Appomattox, they served as officials and soldiers, sailors and nurses, blockade runners and spies. via own letters, diaries, and journals, Foreman introduces characters either humble and grand, whereas crafting a wide ranging but intimate view of the battle at the entrance traces, within the felony camps, and within the nice towns of either the Union and the Confederacy. within the drawing rooms of London and the workplaces of Washington, on muddy fields and aboard packed ships, Foreman unearths the selections made, the ideals held and contested, and the non-public triumphs and sacrifices that finally resulted in the reunification of the US.
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