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  • A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War | Amanda Foreman

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

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Amanda Foreman
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    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.

    Daniel says: "excellent narrative history"
  • The Duchess | Amanda Foreman

    The Duchess

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Amanda Foreman
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying William Cavendish, fifth Duke of Devonshire, one of England's richest and most influential aristocrats. She became the queen of fashionable society and founder of the most important political salon of her time.

    Johanna says: "Captivating Biography with Outstanding Narration"
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