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The History in One Hour concept is fantastic.
1914 was obviously a globally significant year, and the sheer scale of what happened is captured perfectly in such a short space of time.
A great overview for those studying the Great War, or an ideal catch up/refresher for those who are interested in such historical world events.
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Listened to this one twice as there was a lot to take in, in one hour. There are so many names to remember and small important details to take note of, hence I thought it was a bit hard to follow the first time around. After listening to it for the second time, it clicked and I was totally engrossed. Again, Jonathan Keeble did a wonderful job with the narration. His voice is perfectly suited for a book like this as he is eloquent & engaging. He is definitely one of my favorite narrators.
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What disappointed you about 1914: History in an Hour?
I am not a historian by any stretch, but WW1 is a particularly interesting subject to me that I enjoy knowing more about. You can't fault a "History in an Hour" book for missing large chunks of info you might expect on a given subject, even when it is covering only a single year of history. The tone of this book, though, does not jive with other histories I have read in its (I would argue) rosy depiction of Serbia and the Serbian cause. Also, the book is on the outbreak and first season of WW1 but ends with a historically rough transition to the end of WW1 as if to illustrate to the listener that the rest of the war was uneventful.
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