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Author King, Greg, 1964-
Title The assassination of the Archduke : Sarajevo, 1914, and the romance that changed the world / Greg King and Sue Woolmans.
Published New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
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 Floor2  DB89.F7 K48 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description xxxvii, 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, geneal. tables ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-365) and index.
Contents Vienna, January 1889 -- 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.
Subject 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.
Related Names Woolmans, Sue.
ISBN 9781250000163 hardcover $27.99
1250000165 hardcover
9781250038678 (e-book)
1250038677 (e-book)
OCLC number 827256878