About this book
With extraordinary sweep, one of the least known great stories of British and American history is explored by the author of "Georgiana, Duchess Of Devonshire". It tells the stories and sacrifices of many British men and women who fought on both sides of the American Civil War. Blending wider history and individual stories, it offers a new and dramatic account of the first modern war, and Britain's part in it, for good or ill.
As America descended into Civil War, British loyalties were torn between support for the North, which was against slavery, and defending the South, which portrayed itself as bravely fighting for its independence. This book gives fresh accounts of Civil War battles by seeing them through the eyes of British journalists and myriad soldiers.