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The Trigger, Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War

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Tim Butcher
Grove Press
2015
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0802123899
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Biography/Memoir
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Historian and explorer Tim Butcher retraces the steps of Gavrilo Princip, the teenager who started WWI by assassinating Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Utilizing newly uncovered sources, Butcher retells the cycle of events that brought Princip's finger to the trigger. In equal parts travelogue, reportage and history, Butcher skillfully recounts the story behind the shot that plunged Europe into its deadliest war yet.

ISBN: 9780802123893
$16.00
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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.

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