I recently read 1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War by Charles Emmerson and have just begun The First World War by Hew Strachan. Such a fascinating time period that seems to get very little attention these days.
posted on 09/09/2013 2:22:47 PM PDT
(The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
I'm finishing Christopher Clark's The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went To War In 1914
. Great stuff. The author laments that the combined bibliographies (in all languages) on this topic amount to some 25,000 works, more than any human could read in a lifetime.
Princip did not act alone. Clark provides exquisite detail about how he was recruited and supported by the Serbian Black Hand, and what happened to his co-assassins. The Archduke's wife was shot because she was trying to cover her husband with her body. And the Archduke was not Serbia's enemy.
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