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

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781455128341

  • ISBN: 9781455128358

Runtime: 19.03 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

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

Author

Author Bio: S. L. A. Marshall

Author Bio: S. L. A. Marshall

S. L. A. Marshall (1900–1977) was an accomplished journalist, a war correspondent, and a historian. One of the preeminent American military writers of our time, he wrote more than thirty books.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 19.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English