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Ipp. 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 assassinationWoolmans and King present a well rounded picture of a real person with real flaws and aspirations and as in their book about the Mayerling tragedy are less than complimentary about the intransigence of Emperor Franz Josef and the obstinate traditionalism of the Habsburg court over which he presided In an ideal world Franz Ferdinand and Sophie would have overseen a gentler transition to a modern state but it wasn t to be partly as is suggested because the Emperor regarded his then heir as unsatisfactory and therefore a target for nationalists that the Empire could easily do withoutA much needed addition to information about this fascinating period in history

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

Ing. 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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Sh. 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 would inflict even greater hardships and deprivations on their progeny in the decades ahead largely unrelated to the circumstances of their deaths I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in the era or for that matter in a too often overlooked real life romance that outshines most of the recent legends that rarely live up to their billings


10 thoughts on “ The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Murder That Changed the World

  1. says:

    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 war.

    This 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 his children a

  2. 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 wa

  3. 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

  4. 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 the stren

  5. says:

    This is a great snapshot of the life and times of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie. Like many people, I k

  6. 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 th

  7. 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 surr

  8. says:

    This book looks at Archduke Franz Ferdinand, his beloved wife Sophie and their children. At times the story was so sad I wanted to c

  9. 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

  10. says:

    While most people know that the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo on 28th June 1914 was the spark that ignited the First World War, few know little or anything about the Archduke hi

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