• The War to End All Wars

  • World War I
  • By: Russell Freedman
  • Narrated by: Zach McLarty
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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By: Russell Freedman
Narrated by: Zach McLarty
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Publisher's Summary

Nonfiction master Russell Freedman illuminates for young readers the complex and rarely discussed subject of World War I. The tangled relationships and alliances of many nations, the introduction of modern weaponry, and top-level military decisions that resulted in thousands upon thousands of casualties all contributed to the “great war”, which people hoped and believed would be the only conflict of its kind.

In this clear and authoritative account, the author shows the ways in which the seeds of a second world war were sown in the first. 

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©2010 Russell Freedman (P)2010 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Freedman once again demonstrates his incomparable mastery of presenting complex, sweeping historical subjects in an engaging, dynamic narrative." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Clear Understanding

This book is very easy to follow and gives a clear understanding of what sparked the war and which sides the various countries were on. Very interesting and a great read.

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Good but too short

What made the experience of listening to The War to End All Wars: World War I the most enjoyable?

Overall the book is engaging and covers the basics. But that is about all. It really left me wanting. Even in the way it covered the basic information of World War I, I would've liked it to go into a bit more depth, or even a little commentary about those events Freedman touches on.