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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: NPR Narrator: Rachel Martin Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The NPR American Chronicles Series Release Date: April 2014 ISBN: 9781622313860
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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 battlefield 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.

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  • “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.”


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NPR is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of news, talk, and entertainment programming. Established in 1971, NPR content reaches a growing audience of 26.8 million listeners weekly. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.

About the Narrator

Rachel Martin is the host of Weekend Edition Sunday on NPR. She has worked as a foreign correspondent for NPR and other news agencies, earning a 2007 Best Radio Feature Award from the Religion News Writers Association for her piece on Islam in America.