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Handful of Bullets

How the Murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Still Menaces the Peace
by Harlan K. Ullman
Naval Inst Pr

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Pub Date: 2014
Format: Hardback
Pages: 227 pp.
Size: 6.25 x 9.25 inches

ISBN: 9781612517995
TB Code: 1904340
Availability: 418 in stock

The Great War or the "War to end all wars" as promised by President Woodrow Wilson was neither great nor ultimately conclusive. Precipitated by the assassination of the Austro- Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in the streets of Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, World War I demolished the order established by the Concert of Vienna, an order that had maintained the peace in Europe for almost a century. The ensuing carnage laid the foundation for World War II and the Cold War that followed.

World War I also left in its catastrophic wake three transformational legacies that remain largely unnoticed today. These legacies have provoked and will continue to provoke massive change to the international order. But containing, mitigating, and preventing these disruptions from exploding into major crises will prove no less difficult a challenge than did restraining the forces that ignited the chaos and violence of the last century.