Ellie's Reviews > A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War

A World on Fire by Amanda Foreman
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Jan 15, 2012

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I actually didn't finish this book, but what I did read was pretty interesting. The writing style was accessible and the actual content was relatively easy to understand. The biggest problem with this book is its length. It really should've been split into multiple books, especially considering just how many people she talks about. It's very easy to get confused and mix people up, especially if you put the book down for a few days.

All in all, it was interesting but would've been much better had Foreman focused more clearly on fewer people and fewer events rather than writing something so detailed and comprehensive. It's good for people who like very in-depth history books, but it's rather daunting for people like me who prefer less detail-oriented and more focused books.
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