Gloucester: Sawyer Free Library


The assassination of the archduke : Sarajevo 1914 and the romance that changed the world / Greg King and Sue Woolmans.

King, Greg, 1964- (Author).

  • ISBN: 9781250000163
  • ISBN: 1250000165
  • Description: xxxvii, 384 pages : illustrations, geneal. tables ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.

Available copies

Current holds

0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult New Books New 943.6/King (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers New Books DB 89 F7 K48 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction DB 89 .F7 K48 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Biography BIO FRANZ FERDINAND, ARCHDUKE 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus Stacks DB89.F7 K48 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Reading Adult New Nonfiction NEW 943.6044 KIN (Text to phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Lower Level 943.60441 KIN (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 943.6044 King (Text to phone) Checked out 08/06/2014

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-365) and index.
Contents Note: 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.
Woolmans, Sue. (Added Author).