The Story of World War II by Donald L. Miller audiobook

The Story of World War II

By Donald L. Miller
Revised, expanded, and updated from the original text by Henry Steele Commager
Read by Michael Kramer

Blackstone Publishing 9780743227186
24.87 Hours Unabridged
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Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror and heroism of World War II in the words of the men who fought it, the journalists who covered it, and the civilians who were caught in its fury. Miller gives us an up-close, deeply personal view of a war that was more savagely fought—and whose outcome was in greater doubt—than one might imagine. This is the war that Americans on the home front would have read about had they had access to the previously censored testimony of the soldiers on which Miller builds his gripping narrative. Miller covers the entire war—on land, at sea, and in the air—and provides new coverage of the brutal island fighting in the Pacific, the bomber war over Europe, the liberation of the death camps, and the contributions of African Americans and other minorities. He concludes with a suspenseful, never-before-told story of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, based on interviews with the men who flew the mission that ended the war.

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An Audible.com bestseller

Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror and heroism of World War II in the words of the men who fought it, the journalists who covered it, and the civilians who were caught in its fury. Miller gives us an up-close, deeply personal view of a war that was more savagely fought—and whose outcome was in greater doubt—than one might imagine. This is the war that Americans on the home front would have read about had they had access to the previously censored testimony of the soldiers on which Miller builds his gripping narrative.

Miller covers the entire war—on land, at sea, and in the air—and provides new coverage of the brutal island fighting in the Pacific, the bomber war over Europe, the liberation of the death camps, and the contributions of African Americans and other minorities. He concludes with a suspenseful, never-before-told story of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, based on interviews with the men who flew the mission that ended the war.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is the book that deserves to be titled The Story of World War II…If you seek the book that best conveys the ‘you are there’ experience of history’s greatest conflict, you hold that book in your hands.” James Bradley, New York Times bestselling author
“A major publishing event. Donald Miller’s additions to the original account are outstanding, and the total effect is one few readers will ever forget.” David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author
“Whenever you do a film, there’s always a book that you want in your hip pocket to settle all questions. The Story of World War II was that book.” Ken Burns, creator of the seven-part documentary The War
“Donald Miller, himself an accomplished historian, amplifies Commager’s work with this substantially revised edition…Miller writes vividly of the key events…concentrating on the war through American eyes…and readers with an interest in World War II will learn much from its pages.” ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Amazon.com, editorial review
“The extensive, moving testimonies by veterans of their brushes with death and terror humanize and vivify the described events.” Publishers Weekly
“In 1945, historian Henry Steele Commager wrote a magisterial work uniquely blending historical analysis with firsthand accounts of ordinary soldiers. The book was extraordinary, but Commager was constrained by the suffocating limits of wartime censorship. Commager admirer Miller…essentially created a new work, incorporating vast amounts of new information…The result is an engrossing and frequently stunning portrait of men in war…Many of his revelations are treasures…This work will be an essential element in collections on the history of World War II.” Booklist
“Beautifully done. Donald Miller has made combat, wherever it occurred in World War II, alive and immediate.” Martin Blumenson, military historian, author of Patton

Reviews

Reviews

by Tamim 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
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A very personal and heart pounding insight!

This book will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Michael Kramer's narration gives life and depth to firsthand accounts of some of the wars grisliest battles. Your heart won't stop pounding as you follow Michael Kramer from the very first days of battle, to the Pacific Rim, and back to the home front.
Gritty and action packed, this book finally reveals the stories behind one of the greatest wars of our time.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 24.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English