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    • The War That Ended Peace

    • The Road to 1914
    • By: Margaret MacMillan
    • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
    • Length: 31 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 655
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    From the best-selling and award-winning author of Paris 1919 comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, a fascinating portrait of Europe from 1900 up to the outbreak of World War I.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Detailed review of 1882 to 1914

    • By smarmer on 04-06-14

    Regular price: $49.00

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Six Months That Changed the World: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919
    • By: Dr. Margaret MacMillan
    • Narrated by: Dr. Margaret MacMillan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 207

    The world will never see another peace conference like the one which took place in Paris in 1919. For six months, the world's major leaders - including Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States, David Lloyd George, prime minister of Great Britain, and Georges Clemenceau, prime minister of France - met to discuss the peace settlements which were to end World War One.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Audible Title Yet

    • By Jon on 04-05-10

    Regular price: $49.95

    • Dangerous Games

    • The Uses and Abuses of History
    • By: Dr. Margaret MacMillan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    As professional 21st-century historians cede the literary field to the popular amateur, history and its meanings become muddled - especially in the punditocracy championed by modern media. Copious amounts of cherry-picked facts and manufactured heroes are used to create a narrative rather than give any insight into past events. MacMillan offers an antidote to this by providing the necessary tools to help interpret history in constructive ways.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What Bad Narration!

    • By Andrew on 08-18-09

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Nixon and Mao

    • The Week That Changed the World
    • By: Margaret MacMillan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 102
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    Margaret MacMillan brings her extraordinary gifts to two of the most important countries today, the United States and China, and one of the most significant moments in modern history: Richard Nixon's week in China in February 1972, which opened relations between America and China (closed since the communists came to power in 1949).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Incisive

    • By Roy on 08-23-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The War that Ended Peace

    • By: Margaret MacMillan
    • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
    • Length: 31 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict which killed millions of its men, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe's dominance of the world. It was a war which could have been avoided up to the last moment - so why did it happen?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • exceptional history

    • By Jack on 03-31-15

    Regular price: $31.97