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  • A History of War in 100 Battles | Richard Overy

    A History of War in 100 Battles

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Richard Overy
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    The object of this audiobook is to introduce listeners to a whole range of military history which has all the drama, dangers, horrors and excitement that we associate with Stalingrad or the Somme. Battles are acute moments of history whenever and wherever they have been fought. Through them we can understand how warfare and world history have evolved. Choosing just 100 battles from recorded human history is a challenge.

  • 1939: Countdown to War | Richard Overy

    1939: Countdown to War

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Richard Overy
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    On August 24, 1939, the world held its collective breath as Hitler and Stalin signed the now infamous nonaggression pact, signaling an imminent invasion of Poland and daring Western Europe to respond. In this dramatic account of the final days before the outbreak of World War II, award-winning historian Richard Overy vividly chronicles the unraveling of peace, hour by grim hour, as politicians and ordinary citizens brace themselves for a war that could spell the end of European civilization.

    Die Falknerin says: "The vexed question of inevitability"
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