NPR American Chronicles: World War I by NPR audiobook

NPR American Chronicles: World War I

Produced by NPR
Hosted by Rachel Martin

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

The NPR American Chronicles Series

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665157360

  • ISBN: 9781665157346

  • ISBN: 9781665157353

Runtime: 3.41 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Famously referred to by US president Woodrow Wilson as “the war to end all wars,” the first world war eclipsed all previous wars with its scale of destruction. With over twenty-seven nations involved, the battle-field horrors and political outcomes of the first truly global military conflict had repercussions that are still felt today.

NPR presents a vivid portrait of what most experts consider the first modern war, including profiles of America’s flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, unlikely savior of war-torn Belgium Herbert Hoover, and the last surviving doughboy Frank Buckles.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“NPR is marking this year’s 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI by releasing this riveting compilation of audio documentary pieces about this incredibly wasteful war, which cost millions of lives and arguably resulted in WWII. The production embodies the standards of professional broadcasting, and the reporters/narrators are highly skilled. While those are two big pluses, the big draw here is the content. The short pieces, featuring historians, authors, and veterans, are interesting enough as stand-alone stories. Together, they make a fascinating WWI primer. There are many new books coming out to mark the centennial of the Great War—this is one not to miss.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: NPR

NPR is a mission-driven, multimedia news organization and radio program producer of news, talk, music, and entertainment programs with a strong base of member stations and supporters nationwide. Since 1971, NPR and its journalists and programs have won hundreds of awards, including some of the most prestigious honors in journalism.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 3.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English