Captured by History by John Toland audiobook

Captured by History: One Man’s Vision of Our Tumultuous Century

By John Toland
Read by Traber Burns

Blackstone Publishing 9780312154905
17.64 Hours Unabridged
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Captured by History is an autobiography like none other, for few historians have interviewed as many men and women who helped shape the most momentous events of our century than John Toland. Here, for the first time, Toland reveals how he found these key players and how he persuaded them to talk to him. From disgraced Japanese generals to the German doctor who nearly succeeded in assassinating Hitler, Toland’s sources are remarkable for what they reveal about their subjects, along with the secrets and stories they would tell no one else.

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Summary

Summary

Captured by History is an autobiography like none other, for few historians have interviewed as many men and women who helped shape the most momentous events of our century than John Toland. Here, for the first time, Toland reveals how he found these key players and how he persuaded them to talk to him. From disgraced Japanese generals to the German doctor who nearly succeeded in assassinating Hitler, Toland’s sources are remarkable for what they reveal about their subjects, along with the secrets and stories they would tell no one else.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Toland offers here an arresting perspective on the Japanese view of World War II, and his engrossing, extremely readable autobiography is a remarkable reflection on twentieth-century history.” Library Journal

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Reviews

by Odin 5/3/2020
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A parade of history

Here, indeed is an extraordinary book. Interviewing so many of the people that helped influence the history of our century. Having failed at writing plays and novels, he dove into historical journalism and realized exceptional success and a Pulitzer Prize. It could be argued that the book contains an exemplary number of anecdotal pieces, but when compared to other styles of historical memoirs, this falls a bit short. Traber Burns does an admirable job as narrator, and for anyone wanted history in small incremental pieces, this will work for you.

Author

Author Bio: John Toland

Author Bio: John Toland

John Toland (1912–2004) was an award-winning American author and one of the most widely read military historians of the twentieth century. His most well-known work is perhaps The Rising Sun, winner of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and the first book in English to tell the story of the Pacific War from the Japanese perspective. Although primarily an author of historical nonfiction, he also wrote novels, plays, and short stories. Among his published books were four New York Times bestsellers: But Not in Shame, The Last Hundred Days, Adolf Hitler, and Infamy.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 17.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English