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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (145 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martin Gilbert Narrator: John Curless Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781461810476
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Martin Gilbert, author of the multivolume biography of Winston Churchill and other brilliant works of history, chronicles world events year by year, from the dawn of aviation to the flourishing technology age, taking us through World War I to the inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt as president of the United States and Hider as chancellor of Germany. He continues on to document wars in South Africa, China, Ethiopia, Spain, Korea, Vietnam, and Bosnia, as well as apartheid, the arms race, the moon landing, and the beginnings of the computer age, while interspersing the influence of art, literature, music, and religion throughout this vivid work. A rich, textured look at war, celebration, suffering, life, death, and renewal in the century gone by, this volume is nothing less than extraordinary.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linny | 7/4/2013

    " not the concise edition, but Vol. 2 of 1,000 pages - I picked out only the European front to get a real sense of the strategy/tactics and place the geography correctly after reading 4 of Alllan Furst's novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie Bittman | 6/20/2013

    " Not concise at all! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 10/17/2012

    " I thought this book was very interesting. It took me a while to get through it, but it was helpful to go thorugh the histry of the world in chronological order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Paul | 8/10/2012

    " It is like sitting in a fast moving car, staring out the window... driving past so many major events, catching brief glimpses of the glorious and mostly tragic, but never getting a closer look into the "hows" and "whys". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hunter | 6/21/2012

    " Covering the an entire century in 800 pages necessarily forces a certain selection and brevity. However, read this and you will get a flavor of the last century. It should dispel any romantic notions that it was "the best of times". "

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About the Author

Martin Gilbert, one of Britain’s most distinguished historians, was knighted in 1995. A fellow of Merton College, Oxford, he is also the official biographer of Winston Churchill. Among his books are The Holocaust, The Second World War, Churchill: A Life, Auschwitz and the Allies, The First World War, and Never Again.

About the Narrator

John Curless is a theater, film, and television actor. He has appeared on Broadway in Journeys End, The Sound of Music, and The King and I and off-Broadway in Passion Play, Comic Potential, and The Entertainer. His film and television credits include Vibrations, Ed, and NYPD Blue. His audiobook narrations have been awarded two AudioFile Earphones Awards.