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The Trigger
Watching out for bears and carefully avoiding the landmines marked on his decayed military maps, British journalist Tim Butcher journeys through the life of an assassin, Gavrilo Princip.  On June 28, 1914 the idealistic teenager “Gavro” pulled a gun on Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the imperial throne of Austria-Hungary.  With one shot, Europe’s tangled mess of monarchies fell into an inexorable war of attrition.