Amanda Foreman is a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London. She won the Whitbread Prize for Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire, which was adapted for the screen as The Duchess. Educated as an undergraduate at Sarah Lawrence College and withmaster s and doctorate degrees in history from Oxford University, she is now married with five children and lives in New York."
A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year! The Economist, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The St Louis Post-Dispatch, Publishers WeeklyandLibrary Journalall listA World on Fireas one of the best books of 2011! "Ms. Foreman...is such an engaging writer that readers may find this 958-page volume too short." Michael Burlingame, The Wall Street Journal "Extraordinary cast....Thoroughly researched and well written...Remarkable." Geoffrey Wheatcroft, The New York Times Book Review "One puts downA World on Firewith a sense of awe. Foreman's skills as historian and writer are formidable." The Boston Globe "Foreman's descriptive gifts show especially well in bringing vividly to life the political and diplomatic worlds of Washington and London...A brief review can only hint at the expansive scope, rich detail and pulsing energy ofA World on Fire." The Washington Post "[A] magisterial history." Newsweek "So expansive in its scope, and so well written...to call it a masterpiece somehow doesn't seem to do it justice." Christian Science Monitor"