One Morning In Sarajevo: The true story of the assassination that changed the world

Orion, 23 dic 2010 - 336 páginas

Sarajevo, 28 June 1914: The story of the assassination that changed the world.

A historical account of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Using newly available sources and older material, David James Smith brilliantly reinvestigates and reconstructs the events which subsequently determined the shape of the twentieth century.

Young Gavrilo Princip arrived at the Vlajnic pastry shop in Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina on the morning of 28 June 1914. He was greeted by his fellow conspirators in the plot to kill Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The Archduke, next in line to succeed as Emperor of Austria, was beginning a state visit to Sarajevo later that morning. Ferdinand was not a very popular character - widely thought of as bad-tempered and arrogant and perhaps even deranged. To the young students he embodied everything they loathed about imperial oppression. They planned to kill him at about 11 o'clock as he paraded down Appel Quay to the town hall in his open top car.

What happened in those few hours - leading as it did to the First and Second World Wars - is as compelling as any thriller.

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The Smell of Gunpowder
June 1914 on the Avenue of Assassins
June 1914 a Small Group of the Misled
A Timely Reckoning
We Are Not Criminals
Its All Over
A Living Corpse
The Terrorist the Hero

Flame Am I
The Footloose Heir
Are You Ready? I
A Mystic Journey
June 1914 the Teacher Gentleman
June 1914 Misfortune Calls
The Schoolboy Conspirators
June 1914 a Morbid Yearning
Serial Numbers
Back to Sarajevo
The Lost Chapel
Selected Books Papers and Articles Endnotes
Index Copyright
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David James Smith has been a journalist all his life, most prominently for the Sunday Times Magazine.

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