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The War - An Intimate History 1941-1945-logo

The War - An Intimate History 1941-1945

Geoffrey C. Ward

The companion volume to the magnificent seven-part PBS series The individuals featured in this audiobook are not those of historians or scholars. They are ordinary men and women who experienced-and helped to win-the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost. Focusing on the citizens of four towns-Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama-The War follows more than forty people from 1941 to 1945. Woven largely from their memories, the compelling, unflinching narrative unfolds month by bloody month, with the outcome always in doubt. The iconic events are here, but we also move among prisoners of war, defense workers and schoolchildren, and families who struggled simply to stay together. An intimate, profoundly affecting chronicle of the war that shaped our world, The War captures the American experience of World War II through the words and deeds, thoughts and feelings of those who made history on the battlefields and on the home front.

The companion volume to the magnificent seven-part PBS series The individuals featured in this audiobook are not those of historians or scholars. They are ordinary men and women who experienced-and helped to win-the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost. Focusing on the citizens of four towns-Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama-The War follows more than forty people from 1941 to 1945. Woven largely from their memories, the compelling, unflinching narrative unfolds month by bloody month, with the outcome always in doubt. The iconic events are here, but we also move among prisoners of war, defense workers and schoolchildren, and families who struggled simply to stay together. An intimate, profoundly affecting chronicle of the war that shaped our world, The War captures the American experience of World War II through the words and deeds, thoughts and feelings of those who made history on the battlefields and on the home front.
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History

Description:

The companion volume to the magnificent seven-part PBS series The individuals featured in this audiobook are not those of historians or scholars. They are ordinary men and women who experienced-and helped to win-the most devastating war in history, in which between 50 and 60 million lives were lost. Focusing on the citizens of four towns-Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama-The War follows more than forty people from 1941 to 1945. Woven largely from their memories, the compelling, unflinching narrative unfolds month by bloody month, with the outcome always in doubt. The iconic events are here, but we also move among prisoners of war, defense workers and schoolchildren, and families who struggled simply to stay together. An intimate, profoundly affecting chronicle of the war that shaped our world, The War captures the American experience of World War II through the words and deeds, thoughts and feelings of those who made history on the battlefields and on the home front.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ken Burns

Length:

8h 48m


Chapters

Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:07


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:07


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:11


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:38


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:43


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:17


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:46


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:28


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:08


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:29


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:45


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:06


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:17


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:39


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:14


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:31


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:35


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:40


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:39


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:38


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:46


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:13


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:54


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:11


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:46


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:49


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:42


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:04


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:13


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:08


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:57


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:47


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:38


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:16


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:31


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:25


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:57


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:32


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:24


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:09


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:03


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:02


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:35


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:07


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:27


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:04


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:22


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:30


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:28


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:07


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:01


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:19


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:12


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:29


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:04


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:34


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:13


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:41


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:02


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:20


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:09


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:43


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:33


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:33


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:01


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:49


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:12


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:15


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:27


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:43


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:02


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:46