The Trigger

The Trigger

Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War

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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 empires and a way of ruling that had held for centuries."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Grove Press, 2014
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
Multiscript Copyrightdate: 014
ISBN: 9780802123251
0802123252
Branch Call Number: 940.311 B9836t 2014
Characteristics: xxii, 326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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​Do you remember the chapter on WWI in your history textbook? And how it said assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo started the war? If you ever hoped someone would unpack that for you, Tim Butcher has...


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Nov 05, 2017

Just one gunshot can snowball into disaster...

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