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Barbara L. Bergin-Nader

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  • The Pursuit of Power

  • Europe: 1815-1914
  • By: Richard J. Evans
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 41 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370

Richard J. Evans's gripping narrative ranges across a century of social and national conflicts, from the revolutions of 1830 and 1848 to the unification of both Germany and Italy, from the Russo-Turkish wars to the Balkan upheavals that brought this era of relative peace and growing prosperity to an end. The first single-volume history of the century, this comprehensive and sweeping account gives the listener a magnificently human picture of Europe in the age when it dominated the rest of the globe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific comprehensive history

  • By Awake Tex on 02-02-17

Best review of 19the century European history

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

I really enjoyed this audiobook and will listen to it or read it again. It was a tad politicized against conservative ideology, so the reader has to listen/watch for it and recognize the prejudice of the author. But I have a greater understanding of the situation leading up to WW1, which in turn leads to understanding of WW2, and even our current global situation. Must read.

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