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The Assassination of the Archduke

Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance That Changed the World
King, Greg (Book - 2013 )
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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 heart 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 decades of conflict. Challenging a century of myth, this moving portrait of the end of an era also offers the startling truth behind the Sarajevo assassinations--including Serbian complicity--and examines rumors of conspiracy and official negligence.--From publisher description.
Authors: King, Greg, 1964-
Title: The assassination of the archduke
Sarajevo 1914 and the romance that changed the world
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2013.
Edition: First Edition.
Characteristics: xxxvii, 384 pages :,map, illustrations, geneal. tables ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: In the shadow of the throne
Adventure and illness
Romance
"A triumph of love"
"Don't let her think she's one of us!"
The swirl of gossip
Attitudes soften
"Konopischt was home"
"Even death will not part us!"
An emperor in training
Diplomacy and roses
"I consider war to be lunacy!"
The fatal invitation
The plot
"I'm beginning to fall in love with Bosnia"
St. Vitus's day
"The anguish was indescribable"
United in death
Headlong toward oblivion
Ripples from Sarajevo.
Summary: 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 heart 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 decades of conflict. Challenging a century of myth, this moving portrait of the end of an era also offers the startling truth behind the Sarajevo assassinations--including Serbian complicity--and examines rumors of conspiracy and official negligence.--From publisher description.
Local Note: 15 29 35 53 76 80 109 112 118 138 148 152 153 172 211 216 231 243 244
Additional Contributors: Woolmans, Sue
ISBN: 9781250000163
Statement of Responsibility: Greg King and Sue Woolmans
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-365) and index.
Subject Headings: Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria, 1863-1914 Assassination. Sophie, Archduchess of Austria, 1866-1914. Austria History Franz Joseph I, 1848-1916. Princes Austria Biography. Princesses Austria Biography. World War, 1914-1918 Causes.
Topical Term: Princes
Princesses
World War, 1914-1918
LCCN: 2013013949
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