Fri, April 18, 2014

The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo...

Drawing on unpublished letters and rare primary sources, King and Woolmans tell the true story behind the tragic romance and brutal assassination that sparked World War I In the summer of 1914, three great empires dominated Europe: Germany, Russia, and Austria-Hungary. Four years later all had vanished in the chaos of World War I. One event precipitated the conflict, and at its hear was a tragic love story. When Austrian heir Archduke Franz Ferdinand married for love against the wishes of the emperor, he and his wife Sophie were humiliated and shunned, yet they remained devoted to each other and to their children. The two bullets fired in Sarajevo not only ended their love story, but also led to war and a century of conflict. Set against a backdrop of glittering privilege, The Assassination of the Archduke combines royal history, touching romance, and political murder in a moving...
Categories: Biographies & Memoirs

Item Information

ISBN: 1250000165
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Manufacturer: St. Martin's Press
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
US Salesrank: 68164
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