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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (100 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: S. L. A. Marshall Narrator: Bernard Mayes Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robert Morrow | 9/9/2013

    " Most World War I tomes get lost in either the absurd complexity of egos or the political viewpoint of the author. This is a story primarily of the actual conduct of the war and forms a more cohesive narrative than most. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Will | 12/2/2012

    " Just the right amount of detail. "

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About the Author

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.