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  • A World Undone

  • The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
  • By: G. J. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,957

The First World War is one of history’s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed 20 million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today. World War I is unique in the number of questions about it that remain unsettled. After more than 90 years, scholars remain divided on these questions, and it seems likely that they always will.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Overview of the "Overshadowed" War

  • By Andrew on 12-14-12

Great History Telling

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

Does a good job of narrating WWI; from the events that lead to, how/what/when things transpired, and a nice brief summary of post war events. Narration is good.

  • The Skeptic's Guide to American History

  • By: Mark A. Stoler, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark A. Stoler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,720

To take a skeptical approach to American history is not to dabble in imaginative conspiracy theories; rather, it's to reframe your understanding of this great nation's past and actually strengthen your appreciation for what makes American history such a fascinating chapter in the larger story of Western civilization. And in this bold 24-lecture series, you can do just that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skeptical but Not Cynical

  • By Ark1836 on 11-20-15

Simple and Sweet

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

I always enjoy the great courses series; this one is no exception as the lecture guides you through some common misconceptions on US History through a fairly objective lens.

  • The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

  • By: The Great Courses, Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, and others
  • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, Patrick N. Allitt
  • Length: 43 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908

This comprehensive series of 84 lectures features three award-winning historians sharing their insights into this nation's past-from the European settlement and the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, two world wars, and the present day. These lectures give you the opportunity to grasp the different aspects of our past that combine to make us distinctly American, and to gain the knowledge so essential to recognizing not only what makes this country such a noteworthy part of world history, but the varying degrees to which it has lived up to its ideals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had its Ups and Downs

  • By Tommy D'Angelo on 10-01-16

Great History Lesson

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

Reviewed: 08-03-15

I got this to help myself refresh on US History so that I could test out of a college course. The lecturers are all engaging and knowledgeable, and I definitely learned more than I expected.

Thanks to this book I almost scored perfect on my test.

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