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Tim Butcher


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PUBLISHED: 29th June 2015
ISBN: 9780099581338
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By retracing Princip's journey from his highland birthplace, through the mythical valleys of Bosnia to the fortress city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, he illuminates our understanding both of Princip and the places that shaped him while uncovering details about Princip which have eluded historians for more than a century.
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  • Paperback
    $22.53
PUBLISHED: 29th June 2015
ISBN: 9780099581338
ANNOTATION:
By retracing Princip's journey from his highland birthplace, through the mythical valleys of Bosnia to the fortress city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, he illuminates our understanding both of Princip and the places that shaped him while uncovering details about Princip which have eluded historians for more than a century.

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By retracing Princip's journey from his highland birthplace, through the mythical valleys of Bosnia to the fortress city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, he illuminates our understanding both of Princip and the places that shaped him while uncovering details about Princip which have eluded historians for more than a century.

Publisher Description

'The most original of First World War centenary books; it is a travel narrative of rare resonance and insight' Sunday Times

On a summer morning in 1914, a teenage assassin fired the starting gun for modern history.

It was a young teenage boy named Gavrilo Princip who fired that fateful shot which killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo and ultimately ignited World War War. A hundred years later, Tim Butcher undertakes an extraordinary journey to uncover the story of this unknown boy who changed our world forever. By retracing Princip's journey from his highland birthplace, through the mythical valleys of Bosnia to the fortress city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, he illuminates our understanding both of Princip and the places that shaped him while uncovering details about Princip which have eluded historians for more than a century.

'A masterpiece of historical empathy and evocation...This book is a tour de force' Guardian

Author Biography

Tim Butcher is a best-selling author who blends travel with history. His first book, Blood River, was a number one bestseller, a Richard & Judy Book Club selection and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, while his next, Chasing the Devil, was longlisted for the George Orwell Prize. A journalist with the Daily Telegraph from 1990 to 2009, in 2010 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Northampton for services to writing. Born in Great Britain, he is based in Cape Town with his family.

Review

"The most original of First World War centenary books; it is a travel narrative of rare resonance and insight" Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times "Superb... Highly readable but profoundly researched" -- Ben Macintyre The Times, Books of the Year "A triumph... A marvellously absorbing book on the nature of one man's political grievance and its terrible aftermath" -- Ian Thomson Observer Books of the Year "The most imaginative and singular book on the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War to date... This is expeditionary journalism at its best - a historical inquest radiated through the mind and experience of an outstanding reporter" -- Robert Fox Evening Standard "A masterpiece of historical empathy and evocation... This book is a tour de force" -- Christopher Clark Guardian

Product Details

Author
Tim Butcher
Year
2015
ISBN-10
0099581337
ISBN-13
9780099581338
Media
Book
Pages
352
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
integrated b/w
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Subtitle
The Hunt for Gavrilo Princip - the Assassin who Brought the World to War
Publication Date
2015-06-29
Format
Paperback