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The trigger : hunting the assassin who brought the world to war

Author: Tim Butcher
Publisher: New York, NY : Grove Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On a summer morning in Sarajevo almost a hundred years ago, a teenager took a pistol out of his pocket and fired not just the opening rounds of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history. By killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Gavrilo Princip started a cycle of events that would leave 15 million dead from fighting between 1914 and 1918 and proved fatal for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Butcher, Tim, 1967-
Trigger
(OCoLC)868648923
Named Person: Gavrilo Princip; Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria; Tim Butcher; Tim Butcher; Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria; Gavrilo Princip
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Butcher
ISBN: 0802191886 9780802191885
OCLC Number: 905561452
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 326 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Fresh flotsam --
A troublesome teenager --
The wild West --
Over Tent Mountain --
Fishing in a minefield --
Rocking Bosnia --
The fall of Gabriel --
Fin-de-siècle chat rooms --
A mystical journey --
Arming the trigger --
An assassin's luck --
More than one shadow.
Responsibility: Tim Butcher.

Abstract:

"On a summer morning in Sarajevo almost a hundred years ago, a teenager took a pistol out of his pocket and fired not just the opening rounds of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history. By killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Gavrilo Princip started a cycle of events that would leave 15 million dead from fighting between 1914 and 1918 and proved fatal for empires and a way of ruling that had held for centuries."--Publisher's description.

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