Saul David

Lyon’s Share

A World on Fire: An Epic History of Two Nations Divided

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More than a decade has passed since Amanda Foreman burst onto the literary scene with her prize-winning and bestselling debut, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. Since then marriage, children and a move to New York have delayed the follow-up. But it’s been worth the wait because A World on Fire, charting Britain’s pivotal role in the American Civil War, is nothing less than a tour de force.

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