July 1914: Countdown to War - Sean McMeekin

July 1914: Countdown to War

Sean McMeekin

Book Summary

When a Serbian-backed assassin gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand in late June 1914, the world seemed unmoved. Even Ferdinand�s own uncle, Franz Josef I, was notably ambivalent about the death of the Hapsburg heir, saying simply, It is God�s will. Certainly, there was nothing to suggest that the episode would lead to conflict�much less a world war of such massive and h

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