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To End All Wars - A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

Adam Hochschild

World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics, alongside its generals and heroes. Thrown in jail for their opposition to the war were Britain's leading investigative journalist, a future winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and an editor who, behind bars, published a newspaper for his fellow inmates on toilet paper. These critics were sometimes intimately connected to their enemy hawks: one of Britain's most prominent women pacifist campaigners had a brother who was commander in chief on the Western Front. Two well-known sisters split so bitterly over the war that they ended up publishing newspapers that attacked each other. Today, hundreds of military cemeteries spread across the fields of northern France and Belgium contain the bodies of millions of men who died in the "war to end all wars." Can we ever avoid repeating history?

World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics, alongside its generals and heroes. Thrown in jail for their opposition to the war were Britain's leading investigative journalist, a future winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and an editor who, behind bars, published a newspaper for his fellow inmates on toilet paper. These critics were sometimes intimately connected to their enemy hawks: one of Britain's most prominent women pacifist campaigners had a brother who was commander in chief on the Western Front. Two well-known sisters split so bitterly over the war that they ended up publishing newspapers that attacked each other. Today, hundreds of military cemeteries spread across the fields of northern France and Belgium contain the bodies of millions of men who died in the "war to end all wars." Can we ever avoid repeating history?
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History

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World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics, alongside its generals and heroes. Thrown in jail for their opposition to the war were Britain's leading investigative journalist, a future winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and an editor who, behind bars, published a newspaper for his fellow inmates on toilet paper. These critics were sometimes intimately connected to their enemy hawks: one of Britain's most prominent women pacifist campaigners had a brother who was commander in chief on the Western Front. Two well-known sisters split so bitterly over the war that they ended up publishing newspapers that attacked each other. Today, hundreds of military cemeteries spread across the fields of northern France and Belgium contain the bodies of millions of men who died in the "war to end all wars." Can we ever avoid repeating history?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

16h 28m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

27:24


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

34:30


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

30:41


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

34:48


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

37:15


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

27:32


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

32:53


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

51:37


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

42:44


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

50:29


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

29:39


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

34:54


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

39:57


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

01:02:36


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

40:47


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

01:00:58


Part 5, Chapter 16
Part 5, Chapter 16

41:40


Part 5, Chapter 17
Part 5, Chapter 17

48:25


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

35:42


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

44:33


Part 6, Chapter 20
Part 6, Chapter 20

54:08


Part 6, Chapter 21
Part 6, Chapter 21

39:57


Part 7, Chapter 22
Part 7, Chapter 22

35:10


Part 7, Chapter 23
Part 7, Chapter 23

49:21


Part 7, Chapter 24
Part 7, Chapter 24

00:34