A History of the Twentieth Century

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (29.82 hours)
Product Number: Z10590
Released: Dec 15, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490668987
Narrator/s: John Curless
Please log in to view pricing


Martin Gilbert, author of the multivolume biography of Winston Churchill and other brilliant works of history, chronicles world events year by year, from the dawn of aviation to the flourishing technology age, taking us through World War I to the inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt as president of the United States and Hider as chancellor of Germany. He continues on to document wars in South Africa, China, Ethiopia, Spain, Korea, Vietnam, and Bosnia, as well as apartheid, the arms race, the moon landing, and the beginnings of the computer age, while interspersing the influence of art, literature, music, and religion throughout this vivid work. A rich, textured look at war, celebration, suffering, life, death, and renewal in the century gone by, this volume is nothing less than extraordinary.

Author(s): Martin Gilbert
Genre: History

This title is part of (or scheduled to be part of) the following subscriptions:

RBdigital Unlimited Access Audio Subscription - RB titles #2
RBdigital Unlimited Canada Audio Subscription - RB titles #2

All formats/editions

Author(s): Martin Gilbert
Narrator(s): John Curless
Genre: History
Product Number C2854
Released: Jul 24, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419307461

Professional reviews

"Renowned London-based historian Sir Martin Gilbert, official Winston Churchill biographer, draws upon his multi-volume HISTORY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY to cram together a "concise history"; even 22 audiocassettes cannot do "the bloody century" justice. War, revolution, moon landings, natural disasters, and dozens of other factors swirl together in a year-by-year summary of the world's events. Narrator John Curless offers the listener two advantages. One, he employs a light British accent just like, presumably, the author. Two, he neither rushes nor tarries, and his pronunciation of difficult foreign words, names, and phrases is perfect. Matter-of-fact though his voice is, the overall effect is truly disturbing: what ghastly tribulation has humanity endured! D.R.W. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"

Sign up for our email newsletter