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The First World War: A Captivating Guide to World War 1, the Battle of Verdun and the Battle of Somme

Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: History, Military
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If you want to discover captivating stories of people and events of World War 1, then pay attention...

Three captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • World War 1: A Captivating Guide to the First World War, Including Battle Stories from the Eastern and Western Front and How the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 Impacted the Rise of Nazi Germany
  • The Battle of Verdun: A Captivating Guide to The Longest and Largest Battle of World War 1 That Took Place on The Western Front Between Germany and France
  • The Battle of the Somme: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Devastating Events of the First World War That Took Place on the Western Front

Some of the topics covered in part one of this audiobook include:

  • The fatal shots that set the stage for war
  • The Western Front and the First Battle of Marne
  • War in the Trenches
  • The Eastern Front and the Battle of Tannenberg
  • The Battle of Ypres and the Christmas Truce
  • Second Battle of Ypres and the introduction of chemical warfare
  • World leaders who played a pivotal role in the first world war
  • And much, much more!

Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this audiobook include:

  • The Road to Verdun
  • The Battle of Verdun Gets Bogged Down in the Trenches
  • A Summer in Hell
  • And much, much more!

Some of the topics covered in part 3 of this audiobook include:

  • The road to the Somme
  • The significance of Verdun
  • The Battle of the Somme Begins
  • Z Day
  • The Battles of the Somme

And much, much more...

So if you want to learn more about the First World War, scroll up and click the "Add to Cart" button!

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No, Gavrilo Princip was NOT lynched!

He was sentenced to 20 yrs of prison, and died from tuberculosis.
I'm astonished how such an easily-checked fact can appear erroneously in this book!
(The book claims that Princip was lynched)
If such a basic fact is wrong, and in the beginning, how can I trust the rest?

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Very Understandable

The standard top-level history of WWI. Well and powerfully written, clear and understandable. Awesome book.

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The Best History Book

Combines the best of history books---top-quality content and highly informative. I'll be using it in the classroom.

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Very Fine

Very fine exposition, the meticulous selection of material leaving the non-expert listener with neither too much nor too little;

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Excellent

An excellent one-volume history of a very important point in our history. I recommend this book.

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Good book

Good book, but the listener should know something about the war before reading it. Not exactly for the casual history lover.

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Super

This program spent a lot of time about the parts of the war that have been ignored by most authors. Extremely well done in my opinion.

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Very Informative

Superlatives can't describe how excellent this book is. In my opinion the best single-volume history of the Great War. I think a close second would be captivating history's First World War.

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A Must Have Book

This should be a must-read for high school students. The book leaves out somethings that the video set discusses and points out. Truly a must-have to understanding the Balkans, Middle East, and today's modern world.

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A Top Author

This is a top-notch overview of the first World War. It touches the political, economic, social and military aspects of World War One without becoming bogged down. It arrives at its conclusions quickly and cleanly.

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  • Hans White
  • 11-28-19

Highly Recommended

I highly recommend this book especially if you are looking for a concise, complete history along with an insightful placement of events into surrounding histories. The breadth, impact, and lessons from this war are sad and astonishing.

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  • Cole Ayala
  • 11-28-19

Excellent Once Again

Another excellent book by this author. This book is especially interesting because it not only covers the Western Front, with which most readers are probably familiar but also all of the other campaigns, especially in the East, which is little known today.

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  • Alastair
  • 11-28-19

Very Impressive

This book is an easy history read as an introduction to WWI. It is hard to realize that the pure exhaustion of the combatants, both materially and emotionally brought this war to an end. WWI was the ultimate waste of human life to that time in history and continues to take its toll on mankind today. Great read.

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  • Candy Carpenter
  • 11-28-19

This author is good

As always, I was much impressed by how the author handled the complex sequence of events in the short compass of a book not intended to be a complete day to day, mini-battle to a mini-battle, detailed accounting of events.

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  • Yvonne Hopkins
  • 11-27-19

I Liked It

It also details how the punishment meted out to the losers lead to resentment and to the Second World War. While it does provide some civilian overview, especially for Russia, it leaves much of the civilian details out.

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  • Zack Livingston
  • 11-27-19

Detailed History

Book provides a detailed history of WW I. It includes the pre-war power struggles and political intrigue that lead to the start of the war and the political changes in the governments after the war.

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  • Jessica Phillips
  • 11-23-19

Well Focused

This book is more heavily focused on the military side of the war than the diplomatic, economic, or domestic politics. It makes an excellent addition to a fuller exploration of the war, its causes, and its long-term impact.

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  • Arturo English
  • 11-23-19

Well Informative

It has as much to do with politics, public behavior, religion, Kings, and Presidents as it has to do with soldiers. The author really outshines himself with this book..by all means, it is enjoyable, amazing history.

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  • Helena Ritter
  • 11-23-19

Better Than Others

You will not find a much better narrative- a chronicle - on the First World War. If you are a history buff, grab this. It is not so much a war book.

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  • Rudolf Diaz
  • 11-22-19

Very Nice Information

This provided a solid understanding of The Great War's causes and how it changed the face of warfare, politics, and the direction of history.