Over the Top by Arthur Guy Empey audiobook

Over the Top

By Arthur Guy Empey
Read by Joe Barrett

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
7.00 Hours Unabridged
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In 1915, the British ocean liner Lusitania was making its way from New York to Liverpool when it was sunk by a German U-boat, shocking the world with the massive death toll. Infuriated by the tragedy, Arthur Guy Empey, an American citizen, traveled to England to enlist in the Royal Fusiliers, as the United States had not yet entered the war. Over the Top tells the story of Empey’s experiences in a voice straight from the western front, causing listeners to feel as if they are right there in the trenches. This book was the biggest bestseller of the war, with sales totaling a million copies. Perhaps one of its most entertaining features is the appendix entitled “Tommy’s Dictionary of the Trenches,” which defines slang and other terms used by British soldiers. The book remains a classic, the fascinating story of an American soldier fighting in the British Army.

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Summary

Summary

In 1915, the British ocean liner Lusitania was making its way from New York to Liverpool when it was sunk by a German U-boat, shocking the world with the massive death toll. Infuriated by the tragedy, Arthur Guy Empey, an American citizen, traveled to England to enlist in the Royal Fusiliers, as the United States had not yet entered the war. Over the Top tells the story of Empey’s experiences in a voice straight from the western front, causing listeners to feel as if they are right there in the trenches.

This book was the biggest bestseller of the war, with sales totaling a million copies. Perhaps one of its most entertaining features is the appendix entitled “Tommy’s Dictionary of the Trenches,” which defines slang and other terms used by British soldiers. The book remains a classic, the fascinating story of an American soldier fighting in the British Army.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A snappy autobiographical account of the New Jersey boy’s adventures with the British Army in France.” David M. Kennedy, in Over Here: The First World War and American Society

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Author

Author Bio: Arthur Guy Empey

Author Bio: Arthur Guy Empey

Arthur Guy Empey (1883–1963) was an American soldier who fought in the British Army during World War I. He was medically discharged after being wounded in action. He wrote Over the Top upon his return to the United States, and after selling more than a quarter of a million copies it was made into a feature film in 1918. Empey went on to become a screenwriter, actor, and movie producer.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English