Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance That Changed the World
St Martin's 2013
Hardback 432pp Illustrated
9781250000163   Product Code: 24651
On 28 June 1914 a shot rang out that changed the world; four years later, tens of millions were dead and four great empires lay in ruins. This compelling and sympathetic history sets the lives and deaths of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his beloved wife Sophie against the glittering imperial splendour of the Austrian court; it exposes the startling intrigue and incompetence behind their assassination; and follows the lives of their children, doomed to exile and loss. Slightly off-mint.