To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild audiobook

To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

By Adam Hochschild
Read by Arthur Morey

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200096763

  • ISBN: 9798200096756

  • ISBN: 9798200096770

Runtime: 16.45 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics, alongside its generals and heroes. Thrown in jail for their opposition to the war were Britain's leading investigative journalist, a future winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and an editor who, behind bars, published a newspaper for his fellow inmates on toilet paper. These critics were sometimes intimately connected to their enemy hawks: one of Britain's most prominent women pacifist campaigners had a brother who was commander in chief on the Western Front. Two well-known sisters split so bitterly over the war that they ended up publishing newspapers that attacked each other. Today, hundreds of military cemeteries spread across the fields of northern France and Belgium contain the bodies of millions of men who died in the "war to end all wars." Can we ever avoid repeating history?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[Hochschild] has written an original, engrossing account that gives the war's opponents (largely English) prominent place. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“This is a book to make one feel deeply and painfully, and also to think hard.” New York Times
“Hochschild brings fresh drama to the story [of World War I], and explores it in provocative ways.” Washington Post
"[Hochschild] has written an original, engrossing account that gives the war’s opponents (largely English) prominent place.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Listeners are treated to Morey’s passionate reading…keep[ing] things lively, especially when leavening in personal narratives and surprising expressions of humanity during the war…Informative and entertaining, this is a palatable version of monumental events that continue to animate the course of our world.” Booklist audio review
“An ambitious narrative that presents a teeming worldview through intimate, human portraits.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Adam Hochschild

Author Bio: Adam Hochschild

Adam Hochschild is the author of a number of books, including Half the Way Home, The Mirror at Midnight, and The Unquiet Ghost. Three of his books have been named Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times Book Review and Library Journal. Adam has also written for the New Yorker, Harper’s, and other major publications. He teaches writing in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in San Francisco.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 16.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English