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Foreman, Amanda 1968-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 175 publications in 7 languages and 9,321 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Television programs  Romance television programs 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: DA522.D5, B
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Most widely held works about Amanda Foreman
 
Most widely held works by Amanda Foreman
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman( Book )

55 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 3,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of eighteenth-century British aristocrat Lady Georgiana Spencer
A world on fire : Britain's crucial role in the American Civil War by Amanda Foreman( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author presents a history of the role of British citizens in the American Civil War that offers insight into the interdependencies of both nations and how the Union worked to block diplomatic relations between England and the Confederacy. 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. In this book the author examines the fraught relations from multiple angles while she introduces characters both humble and grand, bringing them to life over the course of this narrative. Between 1861 and 1865, thousands of British citizens volunteered for service on both sides of the Civil War. From the first cannon blasts on Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox, they served as officers and infantrymen, sailors and nurses, blockade runners and spies. Through personal letters, diaries, and journals, the author has woven together their experiences to form a view of the war on the front lines, in the prison camps, and in the great cities of both the Union and the Confederacy. Through the eyes of these brave volunteers we see the details of the struggle for life and the great and powerful forces that threatened to demolish a nation. In the drawing rooms of London and the offices of Washington, on muddy fields and aboard packed ships, the author reveals the decisions made, the beliefs held and contested, and the personal triumphs and sacrifices that ultimately led to the reunification of America
The duchess by Amanda Foreman( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Croatian and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. But Georgiana's public success concealed an unhappy marriage, a gambling addiction, drinking, drug-taking, and rampant love affairs with the leading politicians of the day. With penetrating insight, Amanda Foreman reveals a fascinating woman whose struggle against her own weaknesses, whose great beauty and flamboyance, and whose determination to play a part in the affairs of the world make her a vibrant, astonishingly contemporary figure.--From publisher description
The duchess by Amanda Foreman( Recording )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amanda Foreman, a Londoner, freelance journalist, and Oxford graduate, presents the captivating story of Lady Georgiana Spencer, the Duchess of Devonshire. In 1774, Georgiana married wealthy aristocrat and fifth duke of Devonshire, William Cavendish. The marriage spoiled immediately, and Georgiana, noted for her style and political involvement, yet limited as a woman by law, dealt with her adulterous and cold husband through secret substance and gambling addictions as well as illicit romances
A world on fire : [Britain's crucial role in the American Civil War] by Amanda Foreman( Recording )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Civil War, both the North and the South demanded Britain's support. A World on Fire portrays the complex web of relationships between the two countries through the lives of a selected group of participants who shared one thing in common. They all wrote about their experiences in diaries and letters that survive to this day
A world on fire : the epic history of the British in the American Civil War by Amanda Foreman( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This magnificent book provides a completely fresh perspective on the first great modern conflict
A world on fire : an epic history of two nations divided by Amanda Foreman( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] tells ... one of the least-known great stories of British and American history. From embassy balls to bloody battlefields [the author] brings to life the people who were caught up in the American Civil War: generals, statesmen, society hostesses, spies, diplomats, nurses, journalists and adventurers, as well as ordinary soldiers fighting for both North and South. It is an unforgettable saga of huge personalities, tense diplomacy and torn loyalties"--Back cover
The duchess by Saul Dibb( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1774 wordt de zeventienjarige Georgiana Spencer uitgehuwelijkt aan een van de machtigste mannen van Engeland. Hij wil dat ze voor hem een opvolger baart, maar is verder meer geïnteresseerd in zijn honden. Georgiana stort zich op het sociale leven van de Engelse upper-class
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman( Recording )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, one of the most flamboyant women of the 18th century, and her times. Distantly related to the late Princess of Wales, she was, in turn, a compulsive gambler, political savante and operator, drug addict, adulteress and darling of the common people
Georgiana's world : the illustrated Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waterloo : Napoleon's last gamble by Andrew Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the 'Making History Series' ' 'Waterloo' is an exciting retelling of one of the moments that shook the world ' Waterloo, one of the truly decisive battles of history. The illustrious 'Making History Series', edited by Lisa Jardine and Amanda Foreman, explores an eclectic mix of history's tipping points. In 'Waterloo', Roberts provides not only a fizzing account of one of the most significant forty-eight hour periods of all time, but also a startling interrogation into the methodology of history ' is it possible to create an accurate picture from a single standpoint' What we can say for certain about the battle is that it ended forever one of the great personal epics. The career of Napoleon was brought to a shuddering halt on the evening of 18 June 1815. Interwoven in the clear-cut narrative are exciting revelations brought to light by recent research: accident rather than design led to the crucial cavalry debacle that lost the battle. Amongst the all-too-human explanation for the blunder that cost Napoleon his throne, Roberts sets the political, strategic and historical scene, and finally shows why Waterloo was such an important historical punctuation mark. The generation after Waterloo saw the birth of the modern era: ghastly as the carnage here was, henceforth the wars of the future were fought with infinitely more ghastly methods of trenches, machine-guns, directed starvation, concentration camps, and aerial bombardment. By the time of the Great War, chivalry was utterly dead. The honour of bright uniform and tangible spirit of Elan met their final dance at Waterloo
Felicity( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobody ever said following your heart would be easy. Golden Globe Award winner Keri Russell returns as Felicity, America's favorite coed, for a sophomore year full of surprises. As Felicity bounces back form her beginning-of-the-year breakup with high school love Ben, she adopts a new hairdo - and a new perspective on life. Changing her major from premed to art, Felicity steps out to find herself and kindle new relationships. From mudslinging campus politics to Ben's end-of-the-season profession of true love, Felicity Season Two is a whirlwind of passion, heartache and those small decisions that can change your life forever. -- from container
Felicity( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Felicity bounces back from her beginning-of-the-year breakup with high school love Ben, she adopts a new hairdo, and a new perspective on life. Changing her major from premed to art, Felicity steps out to find herself and kindle new relationships. From mudslinging campus politics to Ben's end-of-the-season profession of true love, Felicity Season Two is a whirlwind of passion, heartache and those small decisions that can change your life forever
Good grief by Lolly Winston( Recording )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate reinvent her life, thirty-six-year-old wido Sophie Stanton moves to Ashland, Oregon. But instead of the way women starting over are depicted in the movies--with heroines instantly being swept off their feet by Sam Shepard kinds of guys--Sophie finds herself in the middle of Lucy-and-Ethel madcap adventures with a fascination with fire and an alarmingly handsome actor who inspires a range of feelings she can't cope with--yet
Felicity( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains episodes 1-8 from season 2 of Felicity
Felicity( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains episodes 17-23 from season 2 of Felicity
Felicity( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains episodes 9-16 from season 2 of Felicity
Georgiana, duchesse de Devonshire by Amanda Foreman( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgiana Spencer devient duchesse de Devonshire en 1774. Elle était promise à devenir une reine irréprochable de la société mondiale, une hôtesse d'influence et une figure importante du parti Whig... mais son destin la condamne à une suite de déceptions cruelles et de souffrances. Un livre sur l'une des grandes figures du XVIIIe siècle, une égérie de son temps
Felicity( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A future defined by medical school and the dreams of her parents, Felicity has surreptitiously followed Ben to NYU and is quickly swept into a romantic triangle that brings both discovery and heartache. Felicity moved to New York to find romance but ends up finding herself
Felicity( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Amanda Foreman Amerikaans schrijfster

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