The American Heritage History of World War I by S. L. A. Marshall audiobook

The American Heritage History of World War I

By S. L. A. Marshall
Read by Bernard Mayes

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
19.03 Hours Unabridged
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Drawing on a lifetime of military experience, Brigadier General S. L. A. Marshall, “one of our most distinguished military writers” (New York Times), delivers this unflinching history of the war that was supposed to end all wars. From the perspective of more than half a century, Marshall examines the blunders and complacency that turned what everyone thought would be a brief campaign and an easy victory into a relentless four-year slaughter that left ten million dead and twenty million wounded. As the war raged on, more efficient methods of war-making were devised: the flamethrower and poison gas were added to the world’s arsenals, tanks replaced cavalry, air combat and submarine warfare came into their own. And at the end, the exhausted combatants signed the Treaty of Versailles, which laid the groundwork for the dictatorships that would plunge the next generation into another world war.

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Summary

Summary

Drawing on a lifetime of military experience, Brigadier General S. L. A. Marshall, “one of our most distinguished military writers” (New York Times), delivers this unflinching history of the war that was supposed to end all wars. From the perspective of more than half a century, Marshall examines the blunders and complacency that turned what everyone thought would be a brief campaign and an easy victory into a relentless four-year slaughter that left ten million dead and twenty million wounded. As the war raged on, more efficient methods of war-making were devised: the flamethrower and poison gas were added to the world’s arsenals, tanks replaced cavalry, air combat and submarine warfare came into their own. And at the end, the exhausted combatants signed the Treaty of Versailles, which laid the groundwork for the dictatorships that would plunge the next generation into another world war.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Impressive...A fine history of World War I and a valuable addition to any bookshelf...It is hard to imagine a better one-volume treatment.” New York Times Book Review
“Far and away the best, most concise, and clearest one-volume history of the war to end all wars.” Denver Post
“Not only does this book offer readers a valuable overview of this momentous period in time, but it is also a riveting book to read.” Large Print Reviews
“A top-notch compendium.” Library Journal

Reviews

Reviews

by Paul 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

The heights of World War I

As can be expected, this book covers the highlights of World War I across most of the fronts. Parts of the story are missing because of the high level view, so the reader will learn little about the air or naval aspects of the war.

The author keeps the information interesting while making sure the reader gets a sense of the impact of the war. Casualty numbers can get reduced to mere numbers, but are usually placed in context to show their true effect.

This is a good first volume to start with to gain an understanding of the start of the war. Readers wanting more in-depth information about events and people will need to look further. Nevertheless, the book was useful and informative, well worth the listen.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 19.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English