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  • World War One: History in an Hour | Rupert Colley

    World War One: History in an Hour

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    • By Rupert Colley
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    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.

    Sean says: "Concise review"
  • Stalin: History in an Hour | Rupert Colley

    Stalin: History in an Hour

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    Arguably no person in history had such a direct and negative impact on the lives of so many as Joseph Stalin. Under the Red Tsar terror knew no limits, it did not discriminate; no one was safe, no institution, no single town or village was immune. Yet, following his death in 1953, Stalin was deeply mourned. He had "received the country with a wooden plough, and left it with a nuclear missile shield." And no-one else, some claimed, could have led the Soviet Union to victory in the Second World War.

    Jessica "KaleidoscopesAndPolkaDots.Co" says: "Fascinating & Succinct"
  • The Russian Revolution: History in an Hour | Rupert Colley

    The Russian Revolution: History in an Hour

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    History for busy people. Listen to a concise history of the Siege of Leningrad in just one hour. In 1917 the world changed forever. One of the most influential and contentious events in recent history, the Russian Revolution unleashed the greatest political experiment ever conducted, one which continues to influence both Eastern and Western politics today.

    Etienne says: "Must read"
  • The Cold War: History in an Hour | Rupert Colley

    The Cold War: History in an Hour

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    History for busy people. The Cold War: History in an Hour gives a brilliant overview of the unusual and non-violent war between East and West that lasted nearly fifty years.From the end of World War Two to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 the world lived within the shadow of the Cold War. Russia and America eyed each other with suspicion and hostility.

    Linda says: "Consice overview"
  • World War Two: History in an Hour | Rupert Colley

    World War Two: History in an Hour

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    History for busy people. Listen to a succinct history of World War Two in just one hour.World War Two was one of the most devastating conflicts the world has ever seen. Between 1939 and 1945 almost every country in the world was affected by the war in some way.World War Two: History in an Hour neatly covers all the major facts and events giving you a clear and straightforward overview of the politics involved, the violence that ensued and how it changed the world in unimaginable ways.

    Lisa says: "Very good, quick revision"
  • 1914: History in an Hour | Rupert Colley

    1914: History in an Hour

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    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. In 1914 the world changed. Europe's great powers were dragged, one by one, into a war by Serbian conflict which affected very few of them directly. At least it would resemble the short sharp battles of the previous century, many thought - fought with military bands, horsemen, and swift victories.

    Ben Curell says: "Misleading"
  • Nazi Germany: History in an Hour | Rupert Colley

    Nazi Germany: History in an Hour

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    History for busy people. Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, was a totalitarian dictatorship ruled by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party. Hitler was intent on the supremacy of the Aryan race and persecution of the Jews, which affected every citizen living in Germany at the time. Learn just how and why the Nazi’s rose to power in just one hour.

    Jon W Burris says: "Nazi for beginners"
  • Black History: History in an Hour | Rupert Colley

    Black History: History in an Hour

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    History for busy people. Black History, or African-American History, looks at the story and culture of black Americans from the seventeenth century to the present day.Encompassing everything from immigration to civil war, emancipation, slavery and migration, Black History in an Hour gives you a neat overview of this vast and fascinating subject.This audio download is a superb introduction to the long and varied history of African Americans.

    Amazon Customer says: "Fair but too much to cover in an hour and a half"
  • Hitler: History in an Hour | Rupert Colley

    Hitler: History in an Hour

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    History for busy people. Hitler in an Hour is the concise biography of Nazi dictator, Adolf Hitler.Covering Hitler’s early life, military service in World War I and eventual rise to power, first as the leader of the Nazi party and then to head of state, Hitler in an Hour covers all the key events the life of the 20th century’s most infamous dictator.

    Lovely Lady says: "Love history in an hour books."
  • The Afghan Wars: History in an Hour | Rupert Colley

    The Afghan Wars: History in an Hour

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    Britain has invaded Afghanistan twice before in the nineteenth century. Both times tenacious Afghan fighters defended their country to humiliating British defeats. The Soviet Union also discovered what a tough enemy the Afghans are after nearly a decade of conflict from 1979 to 1989. When not fighting foreign invaders, Afghanistan was torn apart by Civil War from 1990 to 1996, resulting in victory for the Taliban.

    mosadiq says: "informative "
  • The Siege of Leningrad: History in an Hour | Rupert Colley

    The Siege of Leningrad: History in an Hour

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    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. The Siege of Leningrad was one of the longest sieges in history and it inflicted some of the worst civilian casualties of World War Two. When Hitler declared his intention to obliterate the key city of Leningrad on 22 September 1941, he could not have foreseen the grim determination of its citizens. Over the course of 900 days, the city resisted the Germans pounding at its gates.

    Marcelo says: "history of one of at terrible episode of WW2"
  • D-Day: History in an Hour | Rupert Colley

    D-Day: History in an Hour

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    Midnight, Tuesday 6 June 1944: The beginning of D-Day, the operation to invade Nazi-occupied Western Europe and initiate the final phase of World War II. A vast undertaking, it involved 12,000 aircraft and an amphibious assault of almost 7,000 vessels. 160,000 troops would cross the English Channel during Operation Overlord, paving the way for more than three million allied troops to enter France by the end of August 1944.

  • Mussolini: History in an Hour | Rupert Colley

    Mussolini: History in an Hour

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    ‘Il Duce', Benito Mussolini, was one of the key figures in the creation of fascism. Famed for his dictatorial style, his political cunning and admired - initially - by Hitler, Mussolini led the National Fascist Party and ruled Italy as Prime Minister from 1922 until his ousting in 1943. In so doing, he paved the way towards Italy's defeat in World War Two, and some of the 20th century's most destructive ideologies and practices.

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