Great narration, gives any student of The Great War far more than just a battle by battle listing. The who's and why's of everything going on makes some sense of the whole calamity, and you can see (with benefit of hindsight) how it changed the course of history.
This book gives a brief overview of medieval Europe going all the way back to the 8th century which really helped me understand the tragedy of the First World War.
The eastern theatre was also covered very well.
The best overview of the First World War I have read. Highly recommended.
This is an excellent recounting of the events leading up to, during and after the first world war. The author's accuracy is commendable. However, this is far more of a textbook than a good read; suitable for students at a military academy or those with a profound interest in the intricacies of futile combat... and what a stupid, futile, destructive event this war was!
I was looking for a history of the entire war. I had read Tuchman's amazing THE GUNS OF AUGUST which gets into the causes of the war in fascinating detail. But I've never found a book that takes the reader from June 1914 to the Treaty of Versailles. I highly recommend this volume.
Never before has an author given me a thorough overview of The Great War. Highly recommended for those who need a high-level concept of the causes, processes, and outcomes of the war.
When Dan Carlin sent this book recommendation out to his fans, I knew it had to be good. My expectations were more than exceeded. Robin Sachs, may he Rest In Peace, delivers an amazing performance. He brings the emotion and drama surrounding World War I to life, truly making it feel like living history. Beyond his stellar performance, GJ Meyer has woven an amazing story of World War I that is thorough, engaging and great listen. A must read for history fans. 5 stars, check it out
This is one of the best historical novels I have ever read. It is meticulous and extremely well written. Incredible historical background and context is given. For how dense it is it is also fast moving and entertaining to listen to. It is in no way boring. It seems to go on for a long time but I'm pretty sure that's because the war seem to go on for a long time. The reader is also wonderful. I love this book and I hope he writes one about World War II as well