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History of the World War

Gelesen von MaryAnn

(4,424 Sterne; 33 Bewertungen)

This is a popular narrative history of the world's greatest war. Written frankly from the viewpoint of the United States and the Allies, it visualizes the bloodiest and most destructive conflict of all the ages from its remote causes to its glorious conclusion and beneficent results.

Two ideals have been before us in the preparation of this necessary work. These are simplicity and thoroughness. It is of no avail to describe the greatest of human events if the description is so confused that the reader loses interest. Thoroughness is an historical essential beyond price. So it is that official documents prepared in many instances upon the field of battle, and others taken from the files of the governments at war, are the basis of this work. All that has gone into war making, into the regeneration of the world, are herein set forth with historical particularity. The stark horrors of Belgium, the blighting terrors of chemical warfare, the governmental restrictions placed upon hundreds of millions of civilians, the war sacrifices falling upon all the civilized peoples of earth, are in these pages. (From the Forward) (23 hr 30 min)

Chapters

A War for International Freedom

26:15

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The World Suddenly Turned Upside Down

17:38

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Why the World Went to War

15:27

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The Plotter Behind the Scenes

35:20

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The Great War Begins

30:34

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The Trail of the Beast in Belgium

36:07

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The First Battle of the Marne

17:17

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Japan in the War

11:35

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Campaign in the East

26:10

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Struggle for Supremacy on the Sea

38:49

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The Sublime Porte

35:34

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Rescue of the Starving

38:58

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Britinnia Rules the Waves

31:04

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New Methods and Horrors of Warfare

24:58

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German Plots and Propaganda in America

31:02

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Sinking of the Lusitania

35:57

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Neuve Chapelle and War in Blood-Soaked Trenches

23:49

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Steadfast South Africa

16:31

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Italy Declares War on Austria

27:31

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Glorious Gallipoli

18:15

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The Greatest Naval Battle in History

31:30

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The Russian Campaign

38:56

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How the Balkans Decided

41:21

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The Campaign in Mesopotamia

20:43

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Canada's Part in the Great War

36:50

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Immortal Verdun

18:34

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Murders and Martyrs

6:49

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The Second Battle of Ypres

9:34

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Zeppelin Raids on France and England

12:14

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Red Revolution in Russia

28:42

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The Descent to Bolshevism

33:29

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Germany's Object Lesson to the United States

10:53

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America Transformed by War

24:28

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How Food Won the War

16:49

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The United States Navy in the War

28:30

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China Joins the Fighting Democracies

8:02

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The Defeat and Recovery of Italy

7:27

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Redemption of the Holy Land

8:13

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America's Transportation Problems

16:23

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Ships and the Men Who Made Them

20:36

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Germany's Dying Desperate Effort

27:19

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Chateau-Thierry, Field of Glory

33:41

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England and France Strike in the North

14:55

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Belgium's Gallant Effort

17:48

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Italy's Terrific Drive

15:35

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Bulgaria Deserts Germany

20:30

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The Central Empires Whine for Peace

16:53

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Battles in the Air

21:00

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Health and Happiness of the American Forces

19:43

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The Pirates of the Under-Seas

15:01

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Approaching the Final Stage

5:34

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Last Days of the War

10:26

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The Drastic Terms of Surrender

27:37

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Peace at Last

20:26

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America's Position in Peace and War

40:34

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The War by Years

11:34

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Behind America's Battle Line

30:24

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General Pershing's Own Story

39:08

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President Wilson's Review of the War

16:05

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Summarized Chronology of the War

47:06

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Bewertungen

excellent and thorough detailing of WW 1

(5 Sterne)

The authors have done an exhausting review of the details of the Great War. They have accomplished a great feat in making a war history readable.

Thank You

(5 Sterne)

Thank you Mary for your (as always) flawless reading of this and the many other works you have read for Livrivox. There has to be a special place in heaven for people like you who so unselfishly give of yourselves in time and energy works which will (or can) benefit us all. I don't want to brag about you too much for fear of offending those other volunteer readers who do the best they can in such a wonderful and beneficial mission. God bless you all.

Good Information, Good Reading

(5 Sterne)

Lots of good information about WW1 told from America,s perspective.And well read by only one person.

Good information from the American side

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