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Ce of Nicholas and Alexandra as dramatic as Assassination of the MOBI #245 Mayerling Sarajevo resonates with love and loss triumph and tragedy in a vibrant and powerful narrative It lays bare the lethal circumstances surrounding that fateful Sunday morning inexamining not only the Serbian conspiracy that killed Franz and Sophie but also insinuations about Assassination of the Archduke Sarajevo PDF or the hidden powers in Vienna that may well have sent them to their deaths With a Foreword from the Archduke s great granddaugh I always wanted to know about reason behind first world war I had known several things about archduke Franz Ferdinand but this book is Epic and provide every minute detail of his life and his struggle I admire the author for collecting this all information and inconvenience generation

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The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Murder that Changed the World

Ter Princess Sophie von Hohenberg and drawing on a wide variety of unpublished sources Assassination of the Archduke Sarajevo PDF or and with uniue access to previously restricted Hungarian and Czech archives including Sophie s diaries and family papers King and Woolmans have written the most comprehensive account of this momentous event available in English In doing so they offer readers an intriguing and startlingly revisionist look at this most famous of Archdukes his family and their momentous collision with destiny in This is my first book on Archduke Ferdinand and I found it incredibly engaging There are some books you struggle to read through others you pick up when you have nothing else to do and still others that remain stuck in the back of your mind so you grab for it whenever you have a free moment This book fit the third category for me It was clearly well researched and gave a really interesting look into not just the assassination that changed the world but who the family was what personal and professional struggles they endured and what life was like after The majority of the book focuses on the before It does get into the details of the assassination and the aftermath for their children and the world Though the aftermath I would say is the least emphasized part of this bookThe reason this is four stars instead of five for me is probably a small detail to most and not something I would say should stop anyone from picking up this book Several times and I do mean several the authors felt the need to criticize other authors who ve written about Archduke Ferdinand over the years They say others have described Archduke Ferdinand as cheap and cold and difficult and his wife Sophie as someone desperate to become ueen The authors then reveal their evidence which contradicts that view The issue I have is that they uite freuently point out how wrong other authors are and how right they are Perhaps it s because I ve never read a book on this topic before but for me I found it irritating after running into the criticism the 10th time It s unnecessary The authors can present the evidence and draw their conclusions from that without the need to assail other authors It s unnecessary and I frankly don t care what other authors have written I m reading your book Tell me what you know If the authors needed to they could have done it once maybe twice to get their point across and then let it go Instead it followed the book like a shadow And at times it came across sycophantic to the descendants of Archduke Ferdinand I imagine what the archduke and his wife were actually like is somewhere between this book and the ones they criticizeAll that said it still did not take away from my enjoyment of the book I would still recommend the read

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In The Assassination of of the PDFEPUB #229 the Archduke Greg King and Sue Woolmans offer readers a vivid account of the lives and cruel deaths of Franz Ferdinand and his beloved Sophie Combining royal biography romance and political assassination the story unfolds against a The Assassination MOBI #224 backdrop of glittering privilege and an Imperial Court consumed with hatred taking readers from Bohemian castles to the horrors of Nazi concentration camps in a compelling fascinating human drama As moving as the fabled roman We ve all heard of Archduke Franz Ferdinand whose assassination sparked the First World War But I for one knew little about him personallyThe assassination and the politics surrounding it are condensed into a few chapters The book is really the story of Franz Ferdinand and his happy marriage to Sophie who died alongside him that June day in Sarajevo one hundred years ago But what a fascinating tale it all makesNot born to be Emperor this reserved and shy man found himself suddenly heir to the Austro Hungarian crown upon the suicide of his cousin the Crown Prince Franz married Sophie for love She was aristocratic but crucially not royal The Archduke and his Countess endured years of slights and snubs from the imperial family in Vienna The couple s children were barred from the succession So strained was Franz s relationship with the old Emperor his uncle that the Archduke s children only met Franz Josef twice in their livesBut Franz Ferdinand had ideas for Austria Hungary which may have prevented the Empire s extinction after the Great War Following a visit to the USA he considered re modelling the crumbling Behemoth on federal linesKing and Woolmans have written a very readable book with useful family trees and dramatis personnae My only slight criticism is that the fairytale motif was a little overused the repeated comparisons between Franz and Sophie s love story and the Cinderella fable came to jar after a while But otherwise a great book Thought provoking too I always remember my school history teacher asking what would have happened if Gavrilo Princip had missed


11 thoughts on “The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Murder that Changed the World

  1. says:

    We ve all heard of Archduke Franz Ferdinand whose assassination sparked the First World War But I for one knew little about him personallyThe

  2. says:

    I enjoyed this book enormously It completed a story I had long been curious about the details of the personal relationship

  3. says:

    I really enjoyed this book The fate of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is probably one of the most famous events in modern history yet for most of us so little is known about him his family and the circumstances surrounding his death While the trage

  4. says:

    I always wanted to know about reason behind first world war I had known several things about archduke Franz Ferdinand but this book is Epic and provide every minute detail of his life and his struggle I admire the author for collecting this all information and inconvenience generation

  5. says:

    This is a book that I couldn t put down It s an extensive and extraordinarily well researched history It is also the amazing and true story of a great romance The book is incredibly thorough yet not by any means stifling I feel as though I have a much fuller picture of what the time period immediately prior to the start of the Gr

  6. says:

    What a wonderfully written history biography I learned so much about the period and Franz Ferdinand s life The shock was the persecution of his family after the fall of the Hapsburgs and the WW1 This book is so ea

  7. says:

    Rather disappointing I expected that a historian s view of what might have happened in rather dry prose

  8. says:

    This is an excellent book that fills a major gap in the story of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Countess Sophie namely what happened to their children and grandchildren after they were assassinated So much of their lives had been spent trying to plan for their future after the Archduke was forced to essentially disinherit their heirs

  9. says:

    This is my first book on Archduke Ferdinand and I found it incredibly engaging There are some books you struggle

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    I m always been fascinated by the what ifs surrounding the family of the last tsar of Russia not so much what was going o

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    I have been curious about the origins of world war first for a while I was familiar with the assassination of Franz Ferdinand but I didn t understand what role his death played in the unfolding warThis book goes very into details to provide a complete picture It not only explains how the archduke s death catalyzed the fall of an empire it also shows his character and personality as well as his wife Sophie and h