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In The Assassination of 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 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 fab. 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 tragedy of Czar Nicholas II and his family is well known and much has been written about it the tragedy of Franz Ferdinand has been mostly ignored This is unfortunate because had he lived and succeeded to the throne there might never have been a WW1 and by extension a WW2 a Soviet Union or Cold War Franz Ferdinand was a forward looking man and his plans for the empire may have stabilized Europe and even Russia The Romanovs were a dieing dynasty and not much could have saved them but Franz Ferdinand may have changed history And the fate of his family is no less a tragedy than that of the Romanovs Franz Ferdinand and Sophie were truly a love story and the children lost their entire world after the deaths of their parents And the repercussions of their death continued to follow them their whole lives just as it did for the rest of the worldWas there a conspiracy to kill him in Serbia According to the authors it seems the answer is yes and the Prime Minister knew it Did it include Russia Did the conspiracy reach all the way to Emperor Franz Joseph The world may never know but it is certainly possible The book is really fascinating and I would highly recommend it Definitely worth five stars

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

Led romance of Nicholas and Alexandra as dramatic as 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 in examining not only the Serbian conspiracy that killed Franz and Sophie but also insinuations about the hidden powers in Vienna that may well have sent them to their deaths With a Foreword from the Archduke s great granddaughter Prince. 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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Ss Sophie von Hohenberg and drawing on a wide variety of unpublished sources 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. Rather disappointing I expected that a historian s view of what might have happened in rather dry prose


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 personally.The 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 makes.Not born to be

  2. says:

    I enjoyed this book enormously It completed a story I had long been curious about the details of the personal relationship that helped to transform Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century, the character of the Archduke, and what happened to Sophie and Franz Ferdinand s children The well known rock band chose their name because everyone knows who he was yet no one recalls anything about Franz Ferdinand except for his as

  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

  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

  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

  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 easy to read

  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 muc

  9. says:

    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 cha

  10. says:

    I m always been fascinated by the what ifs surrounding the family of the last tsar of Russia not so much what was going on in Austria Hungary that helped precipitate the fall of the Romanovs I decided to read this book on th

  11. says:

    I have been curious about the origins of world war first for a while I was familiar with the assassination of F