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

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    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 e

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    I really enjoyed this book The fate of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is probably one of the most famous events in modern history yet for

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    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

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    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 Great War was like I have read so many things about Franz Ferdinand and they were all dispel

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    What a wonderfully written history biography I learned so much about the period and Franz Ferdinand s life The shock was the persecuti

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

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    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 from their imperial entitlements that even they could hardly have imagined how history wo

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    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 on in Austria Hungary that helped precipitate the fall of the Romanovs I decided to read this book on the strength

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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 fal

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characters ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Greg King

Ess 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 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 Mon patron voulait que je tape les seins nus previously restricted Hungarian and Czech archives including Sophie s diaries and family His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch 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 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 The Doctors Dating Bargain 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 The Collection personal and Whispers of Feathers 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 Mount série tome 3 - 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The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Murder that Changed the World

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 fa 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 The Line political assassination the story unfolds against a backdrop of glittering Your Naughty Playmate 3 - Cuckolding Fantasy 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 fa I really enjoyed this book The fate of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya 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 Twisted 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 The Exploration of the Male Anatomy 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 Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals possible The book is really fascinating and I would highly recommend it Definitely worth five stars

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