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Around the World in Eighty Days written by Jules Verne performed by Bill Homewood on CD (Unabridged)

Around the World in Eighty Days written by Jules Verne performed by Bill Homewood on CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Undoubtedly one of the most celebrated tales of all time, this is both high-octane thriller and fascinating travelogue. Phileas Fogg, intrepid Victorian gentleman-about-town, accepts a wager that he cannot travel around the world in 80 days.

1913 - The Eve of War written by Paul Ham performed by Christopher Oxford on CD (Unabridged)

1913 - The Eve of War written by Paul Ham performed by Christopher Oxford on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781486293889
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  War
Duration:  180 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Paul Ham
Narrator 1:  Christopher Oxford

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Christmas 1913: in Britain, people are debating a new dance called 'the tango'. In Germany, they are fascinated by the wedding of the Kaiser's daughter to the Duke of Brunswick. Little did they know that their world was on 'The Eve of War', a catastrophe that was to engulf the continent, cost millions of lives, and change the course of the century.

And yet behind the scenes, the Great Powers were marching towards what they thought was an inevitable conflict. In this controversial and concise essay, the military historian Paul Ham argues that the First World War was not an historical mistake, a conflict into which the Great Powers stumbled by accident.

Nor was it a justified war, in which uncontained German aggression had to be defeated. Instead the politicians and generals of the day willed the war, and prepared for it – but eventually found themselves caught up in an inferno they could no longer control.

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