Narrated by Charlton Griffin
nonfic> hist> central european war> prossies versus catlicks
The second defenestration of Prague. (The First Defenestration of Prague involved the killing of seven members of the city council by a crowd of radical Czech Hussites on 30 July 1419.)
Starting 1618, central europe errupted into a series of politico-religious conflicts that near bankrupted all of the (many) contestants, and the body count, according to wiki was, can you guess?: (view spoiler)
Dense pedant-friendly text that covers all pretty well, yet some writers have a knack of drawing in a reader, so am left with the feeling that Tuchman, Massie and Fraser would have done a slightly better job. but we will never know.