Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2004
CS ISBN $56.95 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN $72.00/ $17.95(R) Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN $24.95 One MP3-CDs
To many observers, WWI erupted without real cause. During the years immediately before, Europe seemed to be drowsing on the fineries of the early twentieth century. Fromkin gathers many historical threads and shows that the war was planned and incited, primarily by imperial Germany, and that diplomacy was destined to fail. Individuals led nations, feet often dragging, into confrontation. It isn’t easy to inject life into dry historical narrative such as this, but Alan Sklar pulls it off. He reads compellingly, in a middle American bass-baritone with highs and lows of expression, nicely enhancing the text. D.R.W. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]
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