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Author: Christopher Clark Narrator: Derek Perkins Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2014 ISBN: 9781494576530
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The Sleepwalkers is historian Christopher Clark's riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a fresh look at World War I, focusing not on the battles and atrocities of the war itself but on the complex events and relationships that led a group of well-meaning leaders into brutal conflict.

Clark traces the paths to war in a minute-by-minute, action-packed narrative that cuts between the key decision centers in Vienna, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Paris, London, and Belgrade, and he examines the decades of history that informed the events of 1914 and details the mutual misunderstandings and unintended signals that drove the crisis forward in a few short weeks.

Meticulously researched and masterfully written, The Sleepwalkers is a dramatic and authoritative chronicle of Europe's descent into a war that tore the world apart. Download and start listening now!

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  • “An important book…One of the most impressive and stimulating studies of the period ever published.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • For those who enjoy excellent scholarship joined with logical composition and an easy style of writing, save a (wide) spot on your bookshelf for Clark's work. Kirkus
  • “For those who enjoy excellent scholarship joined with logical composition and an easy style of writing, save a (wide) spot on your bookshelf for Clark’s work.”

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  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Bur | 3/19/2016

    " If you have only a mild or high level interest in the subject, this may not be the book for you. However, if your interest is deeper, this book has a close and thorough examination of the background that, additively, caused the atmosphere that the assassination of Franz Ferdinand ignited. "

  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Bur | 3/19/2016

    " I must confess that I had made two attempts to read the physical book, and put it away twice. It can be tedious because of the level of detail examined by the author. Not recomended for someone who wants to hit the high points. The narration helped me along and made it less tedious to get through. I appreciate that, and have used audiobooks for that purpose more than once. If you have the interest, this has the information to fill you. "

About the Author

Christopher Clark is a professor of modern European history and a fellow of St. Catharine’s College at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600–1947, among other books.

About the Narrator

Derek Perkins is a professional narrator and voice actor. He has earned numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, as well as numerous Society of Voice Arts nominations. AudioFile magazine named him a Best Voice consecutively in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Augmented by a knowledge of three foreign languages and a facility with accents, he has narrated numerous titles in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres.