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A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918

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Robin Sachs

28 Hours 3 Minutes

Blackstone Audiobooks

May 2012

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The First World War is one of history's greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe's mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today.

World War I is unique in the number of questions about it that remain unsettled. After more than ninety years, scholars remain divided on these questions, and it seems likely that they always will. A World Undone does not claim to have all the answers-if answers are even possible. However, it will provide listeners with enough information to understand why the questions persist and, perhaps in some cases, to arrive at conclusions of their own.

A World Undone is a grand, tragic story brilliantly told.

"A World Undone is an original and very readable account of one of the most significant and often misunderstood events of the last century. With a historian's eye for clearheaded analysis and a storyteller's talent for detail and narrative, G. J. Meyer presents a compelling account of the blunders that produced the world's first 'great war' and set the stage for many of the tragic events that followed."-Steve M. Gillon, resident historian, the History Channel

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  • Matt M

    Very interesting book. The author does a wonderful job of walking the reader through the entire period of the war. The author also has excellent background sections that gives you a lot of historical detail. If you ask me this is a must read for anyone looking for a comprehensive retelling of WWI. Well worth the time you put into listening to it.

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