Tensions leading to World War I brewed for years, and were brought to a head by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. But who was the assassin? What was his plan? Not many people know the name of Gavrilo Princip. Tony Fabijancic peels back the mystery surrounding Princip, and explores his journey to Sarajevo, his motivations, idealism, and Yugoslavianism. Fabijancic also connects Princip to the new Bosnia that emerged from the ethnic violence of the 1990s. Anyone with an interest in literary travel writing, Balkan nationalism, and international politics will find a wealth of historically important information folded into a remarkable story set in a fascinating land.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing
In this post-Yugoslavia world, I'm finding it difficult to tell what those former constituent parts of Yugoslavia, sporting strange names like “Kosovo”, “Montenegro” and “Herzegovina” all fit within ... Read full review
BOSNIA: A Short HistoryUser Review - Kirkus
A useful and brief, but comprehensive, history of Bosnia from earliest times to the brutal present. Until its virtual dismemberment in the past three years, Bosnia was a unique political and cultural ... Read full review