The First World War is one of history’s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today.
World War I is unique in the number of questions about it that remain unsettled. After more than ninety years, scholars remain divided on these questions, and it seems likely that they always will. A World Undone does not claim to have all the answers—if answers are even possible. However, it will provide listeners with enough information to understand why the questions persist and, perhaps in some cases, to arrive at conclusions of their own.
A World Undone is a grand, tragic story brilliantly told.
Among the best histories of WW1. A detailed telling that focuses on the leadership, goals, and struggles of both sides. The audiobook is amazing, with a great narrator.
I’ve read a few books on World War One before, but none of them went into the detailed background that led up to and during the war that this author does. It truly helps understand the relations that each major combatant had with each other. My only critique is that the author did not spend much time on the air and naval battles.
Thorough and enjoyable
One of the best history books I’ve ever read. SC Gwyne and Erik Larson are the only authors better.