History in an Hour

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World War One: History in an Hour Publisher's Summary

History for busy people. Listen to a concise history of World War One in just one hour. World War One brought with it the world’s first experience of Total War, involving all of the world’s great powers, polarized between the Triple Entente, led by Britain, France and Russia, and the Central Powers, dominated by Germany, Italy and Austria-Hungary. Around nine million men lost their lives in a conflict that introduced the horrors of trench warfare, machine guns, and toxic gas attacks.

World War One: History In an Hour gives you a clear overview of the road to war, the major turning points and battles, and the key leaders involved, as well as the lasting impact the Great War had on almost every country in the world. World War One: History In an Hour is essential listening for all history lovers.

©2012 Rupert Colley (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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    • World War One: History in an Hour

    • By: Rupert Colley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    History for busy people. Listen to a concise history of World War One in just one hour. World War One brought with it the world’s first experience of Total War, involving all of the world’s great powers, polarized between the Triple Entente, led by Britain, France and Russia, and the Central Powers, dominated by Germany, Italy and Austria-Hungary. Around nine million men lost their lives in a conflict that introduced the horrors of trench warfare, machine guns, and toxic gas attacks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Concise review

    • By Sean on 09-06-12

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    • The Vietnam War: History in an Hour

    • By: Neil Smith
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    History for busy people. Listen to a concise history of the Vietnam War in just one hour. War, what is it good for? The Vietnam War: History In an Hour gives a gripping account of the most important Cold War-era conflict, fought between the United States and the Viet Cong, the Vietnam People’s Army and their Communist allies. It was one of the most traumatic military conflicts America has ever been involved in – and provoked a backlash of anti-war protests at home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Afterburner

    • By Shah Alam on 10-25-17

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    • The Holocaust: History in an Hour

    • By: Jemma J. Saunders
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. The Holocaust, in which 11 million people died, was the largest atrocity of the 20th century and perhaps the hardest to understand. Approximately 6 million Jews and 5 million others including Roma people, Poles, Russian prisoners of war, political prisoners, homosexuals, people of colour, Jehovah's Witnesses, and various other minorities were first persecuted and then murdered. How, both morally and logistically, had this came to happen?

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    • Black History: History in an Hour

    • By: Rupert Colley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    History for busy people. Black History, or African-American History, looks at the story and culture of black Americans from the seventeenth century to the present day.Encompassing everything from immigration to civil war, emancipation, slavery and migration, Black History in an Hour gives you a neat overview of this vast and fascinating subject.This audio download is a superb introduction to the long and varied history of African Americans.

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    • Whats Expected in an Hour!

    • By The Diamond on 10-14-18

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    • World War Two: History in an Hour

    • By: Rupert Colley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    History for busy people. Listen to a succinct history of World War Two in just one hour.World War Two was one of the most devastating conflicts the world has ever seen. Between 1939 and 1945 almost every country in the world was affected by the war in some way.World War Two: History in an Hour neatly covers all the major facts and events giving you a clear and straightforward overview of the politics involved, the violence that ensued and how it changed the world in unimaginable ways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good, quick revision

    • By Lisa on 04-28-12

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    • Hitler: History in an Hour

    • By: Rupert Colley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    History for busy people. Hitler in an Hour is the concise biography of Nazi dictator, Adolf Hitler.Covering Hitler’s early life, military service in World War I and eventual rise to power, first as the leader of the Nazi party and then to head of state, Hitler in an Hour covers all the key events the life of the 20th century’s most infamous dictator.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hitler

    • By Hamish Barrett on 09-09-18

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    • The American Civil War: History in an Hour

    • By: Kat Smutz
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    History for busy people. The American Civil War was fought between the Confederates and the Union from 1861 to 1865. This is a concise history of this tumultuous period.The American Civil War started when eleven southern ‘slave’ states declared their independence from the United States of America. Abraham Lincoln’s Republican government were strongly against slavery and fought to abolish it and keep the country united.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Left slant.

    • By Hamish Barrett on 09-09-18

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    • Henry VIII’s Wives: History in an Hour

    • By: Julie Wheeler
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his ambition to provide a male heir to the throne, Henry VIII married six times. Divorce from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, caused England’s break from the Catholic Church in Rome. He went on to divorce Anne of Cleves and behead Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard for infidelities. Jane Seymour died and Catherine Parr survived Henry. Henry VIII’s Wives: History in an Hour will introduce you to these six entirely diverse and captivating personalities and the events that propelled them to their individual fates.

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    • Get this book! You won’t regret it.

    • By Alexander Blake on 12-13-17

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    • American Slavery: History in an Hour

    • By: Kat Smutz
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    >Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. From the first slaves arriving in Jamestown in 1619, the cotton fields in the Southern States, and shipbuilding in New England, to the slaves who laid down their lives in war so that Americans could be free, American Slavery in an Hour covers the breadth of the subject without sacrificing important historical and cultural details. An important and dark time in Black - and American - history, the era of American slavery is explored in American Slavery in an Hour, which will explain the key facts and give you a clear overview of this much discussed period of history, as well as its legacy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • American History 101

    • By Leslie W. Stewart III on 08-23-16

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    • The Queen: History in an Hour

    • By: Sinead Fitzgibbon
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    History for busy people. Listen to a succinct account of the life and reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in just one hour. Elizabeth II is the longest lived and, after Queen Victoria, second longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. From her coronation in 1953 to her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Queen Elizabeth II has stood on the world stage as the figurehead for Britain.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good quick overview

    • By Dave Deno on 06-19-18

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    • Titanic: History in an Hour

    • By: Sinead Fitzgibbon
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.The sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago in 1912, and the subsequent deaths of over 1,500 passengers, sent shock waves around the world. Never before or since has a maritime disaster in a time of peace had such an impact.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A tight and exciting little book

    • By Annette on 03-03-14

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    • The Gunpowder Plot: History in an Hour

    • By: Sinead Fitzgibbon
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    ‘Remember, remember, the fifth of November’. The gunpowder plot is a famed tale of treachery that continues to fascinate and capture the imagination four hundred years on. The Gunpowder Plot in an Hour reveals the elaborate background to the infamous plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament and James I, the ultimate act of treason.

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    • 1914: History in an Hour

    • By: Rupert Colley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. In 1914 the world changed. Europe's great powers were dragged, one by one, into a war by Serbian conflict which affected very few of them directly. At least it would resemble the short sharp battles of the previous century, many thought - fought with military bands, horsemen, and swift victories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another hit!

    • By Jessica - KaleidoscopesAndPolkaDots.Co on 12-21-16

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    • Dickens: History in an Hour

    • By: Kaye Jones
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    Charles Dickens remains – 200 years after his birth – arguably Britain’s most successful writer. Works such as Great Expectations and Oliver Twist have amused and inspired readers in all languages since their original publication in the nineteenth century, and have been adapted countless times for the stage and screen.

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    • The Cold War: History in an Hour

    • By: Rupert Colley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    History for busy people. The Cold War: History in an Hour gives a brilliant overview of the unusual and non-violent war between East and West that lasted nearly fifty years.From the end of World War Two to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 the world lived within the shadow of the Cold War. Russia and America eyed each other with suspicion and hostility.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Consice overview

    • By Linda on 04-18-15

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    • Ancient Egypt: History in an Hour

    • By: Anthony Holmes
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. Learn about the Egyptian gods, mummification and how the Egyptians built the only wonder of the ancient world still standing - the Pyramids of Giza. Exploring the historic rise of Egyptian civilization and its continued influence on the world today, Ancient Egypt in an Hour is an excellent companion to a mysterious and enthralling period of history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Primer - Just The Basics

    • By Juan Cano on 11-15-15

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    • Nazi Germany: History in an Hour

    • By: Rupert Colley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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    History for busy people. Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, was a totalitarian dictatorship ruled by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party. Hitler was intent on the supremacy of the Aryan race and persecution of the Jews, which affected every citizen living in Germany at the time. Learn just how and why the Nazi’s rose to power in just one hour.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nazi for beginners

    • By Jon W Burris on 08-07-12

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    • JFK: History in an Hour

    • By: Sinead Fitzgibbon
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. John Fitzgerald Kennedy: America’s youngest president. But, barely 1,000 days into his presidency, was he assassinated. JFK in an Hour provides a compelling and comprehensive overview of this man credited with introducing an aspirational new approach to American politics. Learn about the Kennedy family, the cast that propelled JFK to success despite family tragedy. Discover Kennedy’s talented diplomatic skills when navigating the Space Race, the nuclear missile crisis and his sympathies with the fledging civil rights movement.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Overview

    • By Jessica - KaleidoscopesAndPolkaDots.Co on 12-21-16

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    • George Washington: History in an Hour

    • By: David B. McCoy
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.George Washington – a figure synonymous with American history. His image is known worldwide, marked on American currency, postage stamps – even a state is named after him. George Washington in an Hour explores the man beneath the symbol. This is the essential chronicle of Washington’s life – his rise from middle class Virginian upbringing to America’s first President, elected unanimously twice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything in an Hour Except The Cherry Tree!

    • By QueenAmazon on 06-09-15

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    • South Africa: History in an Hour

    • By: Anthony Holmes
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    South Africa is a nation that has been ravaged by oppression and racial inequality. After years of concentrated violence and apartheid, Nelson Mandela led the country to unite ‘for the freedom of us all’ as the country’s first black president. South Africa: History in an Hour gives a lively account of the formation of modern South Africa, from the first contact with 17th-century European sailors, through the colonial era, the Boer Wars, apartheid, and the establishment of a tolerant democracy in the late 20th century.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Learning A Little More

    • By Me & My Girls on 01-24-15

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