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World War One: History in an Hour | [Rupert Colley]

World War One: History in an Hour

History for busy people. Listen to a concise history of World War One in just one hour. World War One brought with it the world's first experience of Total War, involving all of the world's great powers, polarized between the Triple Entente, led by Britain, France and Russia, and the Central Powers, dominated by Germany, Italy and Austria-Hungary. Around nine million men lost their lives in a conflict that introduced the horrors of trench warfare, machine guns, and toxic gas attacks.
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Publisher's Summary

History for busy people. Listen to a concise history of World War One in just one hour. World War One brought with it the world's first experience of Total War, involving all of the world's great powers, polarized between the Triple Entente, led by Britain, France and Russia, and the Central Powers, dominated by Germany, Italy and Austria-Hungary. Around nine million men lost their lives in a conflict that introduced the horrors of trench warfare, machine guns, and toxic gas attacks.

World War One: History In an Hour gives you a clear overview of the road to war, the major turning points and battles, and the key leaders involved, as well as the lasting impact the Great War had on almost every country in the world. World War One: History In an Hour is essential listening for all history lovers.

©2012 Rupert Colley (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"This is genius." (MacWorld.com)

"If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past" (Dominic Sandbrook)

"The practice of History is ever-evolving, and the History In An Hour idea brings it back up to date for the digital age." (Andrew Roberts, Bookseller)

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    "Concise History of The Great War"

    Is informative and insightful narrative to the events of this truly epic/horrific event in our past that shouldn't ever be forgotten. We all think we know about the these events but we all learn something new from the event leading up to 1914 . So this is a great and interesting narrative and eye opening in parts.

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    Amazon Customer SOLIHULL, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
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    "world war one"

    most families lost loved ones during both wars,my family in the second.its a very subjective issue has to what soldiers orders, on going over the top ammounted to in terms of loss of lives against ground gained

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  • Sean
    BELVEDERE TIBURON, CA, United States
    06/09/12
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    "Concise review"

    This provides a good overview of the major events of WWI.

    Obviously, one can not go into detail in an hour when covering such an important and well documented chapter of world history. The author does a good job of progressing from event to event without editorializing or engaging in "what if?" questions.

    It is a nice refresher of the major players and events from the war to end all wars.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • doctordoctor
    10/06/14
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    "World War I in less than an hour."
    If you could sum up World War One: History in an Hour in three words, what would they be?

    Very well covered.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Character? This is not a character study.


    Have you listened to any of Jonathan Keeble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    It is a good Audible History in an hour. It would not be a good film.


    Any additional comments?

    Crank the pod, pad or whatever up to 2X. Great way to get history fast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
    St Pete Beach, FL, United States
    11/09/13
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    "Good introduction or refresher"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It is an hour well spent brushing up on the basic timelines of WW1. There are a few interesting back stories of the main events and it covers it well. It would be a good introduction to the story of the Great War and is well told.
    However it is not meant to be a thorough book - it brushes over most of the main points. I have a bookshelf of WW1 books and this skims the surface but it is worth a read especially if you don't know much about the war.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand???!


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    FORT DODGE, IA, United States
    11/02/13
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    "Great Entry Into the Topic"
    Would you listen to World War One: History in an Hour again? Why?

    I would. As a teacher of history, this is a great refresher AND I learned something new about the topic. It is logically put together and easy to listen to.


    What other book might you compare World War One: History in an Hour to and why?

    Both "Stalin" and "The Russian Revolution" by this author were really good.


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