LISTENER

Gonzo

Glasgow Scotland
  • 1
  • review
  • 1
  • helpful vote
  • 1
  • rating
  • The War that Ended Peace

  • By: Margaret MacMillan
  • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
  • Length: 31 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict which killed millions of its men, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe's dominance of the world. It was a war which could have been avoided up to the last moment - so why did it happen?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Real Marathon!

  • By Tom on 06-02-14

background to the causes of WW1

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-14

If you could sum up The War that Ended Peace in three words, what would they be?

well researched , educational

What did you like best about this story?

the way it showed the interactions and alliances over a prolonged period of time across various nations

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Where the Kaiser and chiefs of staff celebrated that they had avoided France coming into any conflict and then getting deflated because there had been amisunderstanding between the French and Sir Edward Gray . Just showed how things were easily misunderstood

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Not just an assassination

Any additional comments?

Its lengthy but that is only to be expected of such a weighty topic that requires in depth explanations of the subject . Because the cast of characters are already well known to even a part time student of history it is very easy to follow the narrative and sequence of events

1 of 1 people found this review helpful