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The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance That Changed the World
     

The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance That Changed the World

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by Greg King, Sue Woolmans
 

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Drawing on unpublished letters and rare primary sources, King and Woolmans tell the true story behind the tragic romance and brutal assassination that sparked World War I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

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The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance That Changed the World 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Saint-GermainBS More than 1 year ago
This book puts faces and a human dimension on the events which sparked World War I. Having only a cursory knowledge of the Great War, I found this book educational and enlightening. The authors did a great job of researching the key people and their motivations and followed the "main cast" up to the present time. The narrative flows well and is easy to read and follow and is logically arranged. I recommend this to anyone interested in learning more about the causes of the "war to end all wars", which of course did not, but did in fact change the world forever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a non fiction piece that reads like a novel. So easy to follow and so informative.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a great read, I finished it in a day and I am so excited for the next one.
SongSanDiego More than 1 year ago
The autho has a favorable view about the Archduke and his wife, claiming that the Archduke had a very humane and soft side. If I apply his logic to other infamous characters in history, of course, Hitler also had a humane side because he loved his mistress very dearly. Kim Jung-Il also loved his numerous mistresses and wives which made him a humane person. Did one of Archduke's ancestor, Marie Antoinette have a humane and soft side also? Yes, she did. Does the fact excuse her stupidity? No. How about the archduke's stupidity? No. However, the author did lots of research and offers us a different perspective which makes us pause and reexamine the historical facts around the Archduke. That's why I give 4 stars.