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    • World War One

    • A Short History
    • By: Norman Stone
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    In 1914, a new kind of war came about, bringing with it a new kind of world. World War One began on horseback, with generals employing bayonet charges to gain ground, and ended with attacks resembling the Nazi blitzkriegs. The scale of devastation was unlike anything the world had seen before: 14 million combatants died, a further 20 million were wounded, and four empires were destroyed. Even the victors' empires were fatally damaged.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well told, well narrated; needs maps

    • By Tad Davis on 09-23-09

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Eastern Front 1914-1917

    • By: Norman Stone
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    A groundbreaking historical study, Norman Stone's The Eastern Front 1914-1917 was the very first authoritative account of the Russian Front in the First World War to be published in the West. In this now-classic history he dispels the myths surrounding a still relatively little-known aspect of the war, showing how inefficiency rather than economic shortage led to Russia's desperate privations and eventual retreat.

    He also interprets the connection between the war and the chaos that followed, arguing that although fighting had almost ceased by the end of 1916, Russia was still in turmoil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic study of neglected WWI front

    • By shalte on 09-15-13

    Regular price: $22.90

    • World War Two

    • A Short History
    • By: Norman Stone
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    After the unprecedented destruction of the Great War, the world longed for a lasting peace. The victors, however, valued vengeance even more than stability and demanded a massive indemnity from Germany in order to keep it from rearming. The results, as eminent historian Norman Stone describes in this authoritative history, were disastrous. In World War Two, Stone provides a remarkably concise account of the deadliest war of human history, showing how the conflict roared to life from the ashes of World War One.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great primer before taking on the big tomes.

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • World War Two

    • A Short History
    • By: Norman Stone
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    A pacy, compelling and penetrating account from Wolfson Prize-winning author Norman Stone, that shows World War Two in a fresh new light. After the unprecedented destruction of the Great War, the world longed for a lasting peace. The victors, however, valued vengeance even more than stability and demanded a massive indemnity from Germany in order to keep it from rearming.

    Regular price: $15.48