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

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9780701187934: The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War
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"A fascinating study of one of those rare individuals whose act of violence changed the history of the world. An incisive, shrewd, wholly compelling investigation of an assassin's life and times" (William Boyd)

"A fabulous book that all First World War historians will now have to take account of. Superb" (Saul David)

"A splendid book. It takes its place among classics of Balkan history" (Norman Stone)

"Tim Butcher goes from strength to strength. I enjoyed every paragraph" (Dervla Murphy)

"Insightful, useful and delightfully written. A great book - one to be recommended to professional and amateur historian alike" (General Sir David Richards, former Chief of the Defence Staff)

"Lucid, passionate, urgent" (Rory MacLean)

"This is first class history and in a year swamped with First World War centenary books, it's the one you should read first" (Andrew Roberts)

"A compelling and fascinating read...a shadowy assassin brought to life by an writer who gets to grips with a century of Balkan intrigue" (Kate Adie)

"A marvellously absorbing book... A triumph of research, it will appeal to the layman and historian alike" (Ian Thomson Financial Times)

"Extremely well written, taut and evocative... Despite its complex subject, Butcher makes this an easy and engaging read with his breezy style and fascinating encounters" (Misha Glenny Daily Telegraph)

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On a summer morning in Sarajevo a hundred years ago, a teenage assassin fired not just the opening shots of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history. By killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Gavrilo Princip triggered conflict that would claim millions of lives in battle, and turmoil that would change our world. So monumental were the events brought about by Princip that his own story has been largely overlooked, his role garbled and motivations misrepresented. The Trigger puts this right, filling out as never before a figure whose legacy still impacts all of us. Born a penniless backwoodsman, Princip embarked on a life-changing journey when he trekked across Bosnia and Serbia to attend school. As he ventured across fault lines of faith, nationalism and empire, so tightly clustered in the Balkans, he underwent a radicalisation that transformed him from a frail farm boy into history's most influential assassin. By retracing Princip's journey from his home village, through the mythical valleys of Bosnia to the fortress city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, Tim Butcher illuminates our understanding both of Princip and the places that shaped him. Tim uncovers details about Princip that have eluded historians for a century and draws on his own experience, as a war reporter in the Balkans in the 1990s, to face down ghosts of conflicts past and present. The Trigger is a rich and timely work that brings to life both the moment the world first went to war and an extraordinary region with a potent hold over history.

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