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    • The Russian Revolution

    • A New History
    • By: Sean McMeekin
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    Historian Sean McMeekin traces the events that ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and introduced communism to the world. Between 1917 and 1922, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation. Taking advantage of the collapse of the Tsarist regime in the middle of World War I, the Bolsheviks staged a hostile takeover of the Russian Imperial Army, promoting mutinies and mass desertions of men in order to fulfill Lenin's program of turning the "imperialist war" into civil war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book on the Russian Revolution

    • By IRP on 09-02-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Ottoman Endgame

    • War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908-1923
    • By: Sean McMeekin
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    An astonishing retelling of 20th-century history from the Ottoman perspective, delivering profound new insights into World War I and the contemporary Middle East. Between 1911 and 1922, a series of wars would engulf the Ottoman Empire and its successor states, in which the central conflict, of course, was World War I - a story we think we know well. As Sean McMeekin shows us in this revelatory new history of what he calls the "wars of the Ottoman succession", we know far less than we think.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • WWI from a different perspective

    • By Michael L Krogh on 11-09-15

    Regular price: $38.49

    • July 1914: Countdown to War

    • By: Sean McMeekin
    • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    When a Serbian-backed assassin gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand in late June 1914, the world seemed unmoved. Even Ferdinand’s own uncle, Franz Josef I, was notably ambivalent about the death of the Hapsburg heir, saying simply, "It is God’s will." Certainly, there was nothing to suggest that the episode would lead to conflictmuch less a world war of such massive and horrific proportions that it would fundamentally reshape the course of human events.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, Narrator Isn't the Best though

    • By Richard Valdez on 08-31-13

    Regular price: $24.95