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Re: Assassination/Archduke by King and Woolmans
« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2013, 12:17:57 PM »
Just bought my copy today.  Can't wait to get started.
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« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2013, 02:31:52 PM »
Ditto.

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« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2013, 12:04:36 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ariel/24492401

Interview with Sue in which she explains her approach to Franz Ferdinand and Sophie - and her very long-standing interest (which she mentioned enthusiastically to me back in 2007 when I first knew her - leading me to tell Greg a little down the line....)

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Re: Assassination/Archduke by King and Woolmans
« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2013, 05:46:00 PM »
I have to say that I am really enjoying the book and am only sorry that it was not written a long time ago. I was most impressed by the notes and the acknowledgements (lots of familiar names in both) and although I am only on page 101 I have already learned a few interesting things that I did not know, such as the initial attitude of Archduchess Elisabeth (Erzi) to the Duchess of Hohenberg (amazing considering her own second marriage) and also the attitude of the then Archduchess Zita to Franz Ferdinand....makes me wonder about a few of her other claims. I was very touched by the foreword by Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, especially her reference to her grandaunt Sophie. One minor error seems to be on page ten describing the christening of Franz Ferdinand, where it appears to me that his grandfather and great-grandfather have been mixed up...or perhaps I have misunderstood something? I think that Greg King and Sue Woolmans have done a wonderful job and look forward to more enjoyable reading....I am reading the book in small portions to make it last longer!!

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Re: Assassination/Archduke by King and Woolmans
« Reply #34 on: October 27, 2013, 07:06:03 PM »
Oh, I agree with you, Monika.  It really is a great book and I praise Greg and Sue for the great job in writing it. 

I found it very interesting and an insightful look into the lives of the couple whose brutal murder triggered off the First World War.
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Re: Assassination/Archduke by King and Woolmans
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2013, 06:40:23 AM »
Thanks Tim!

I hope that the Moderators will move or copy this thread to the Habsburg section either under books about the Habsburgs or the Franz Ferdinand thread, as I feel that many people who visit the Habsburg section might not necessarily look any further and thus miss it...if I am short of time, which is often the case, I tend to confine myself to reading new posts in a few of my favourite areas (in my case the Habsburg, Windsor and Benelux sections). Even the first few chapters answer many of the questions about Archduke Franz Ferdinand posed over the years by various posters.

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« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2013, 12:16:03 PM »
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I hope that the Moderators will move or copy this thread to the Habsburg section either under books about the Habsburgs or the Franz Ferdinand thread

I think that's an excellent idea :)
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Re: Assassination/Archduke by King and Woolmans
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2013, 09:54:16 PM »
It can be moved - I just dumped it here from ignorance.  Am glad so many people are enjoying it!

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Re: Assassination/Archduke by King and Woolmans
« Reply #38 on: October 31, 2013, 05:08:19 PM »
You and Sue wrote a great book, Greg.
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Re: Assassination/Archduke by King and Woolmans
« Reply #39 on: October 31, 2013, 08:27:16 PM »
Hi,

I shall look forward to reading this book, Tim, as you have approved it - that means a lot.
I bought it at Arturo Beeche's Eurohistory Conference last week and so far have only looked at the pictures.

You should consider attending next years gathering;  so far I'm the only Canadian there,  as well as the Ticehurst Conference in April - again I'm the only Canadian there!!  Both are well attended and the subjects are quite diverse.  I think you would enjoy them.
"Lucien" has thoughts of attending Ticehurst and I am looking forward to meeting him....

Ticehurst is on April 5th & 6th....

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« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2013, 10:03:35 AM »
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You should consider attending next years gathering;  so far I'm the only Canadian there,  as well as the Ticehurst Conference in April - again I'm the only Canadian there!!  Both are well attended and the subjects are quite diverse.  I think you would enjoy them.
"Lucien" has thoughts of attending Ticehurst and I am looking forward to meeting him....

Ticehurst is on April 5th & 6th....

Wish I could, but there is no way I could afford such a trip.
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Re: Assassination/Archduke by King and Woolmans
« Reply #41 on: November 01, 2013, 10:45:14 AM »
Hi Tim,

Oh I'm sorry to hear that;  but expenses do figure in the equation, don't they!!!

I've started reading "The Assassination of the Archduke" this morning..  I have always been interested in this Archduke and his family;  when people believe that he 'started WWI' and then that's it! - - I want to know more.

I have most of Greg King's books and enjoy them very much;  and Sue Woolmans is a friend of mine, so I'm excited to read this...

Larry

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Re: Assassination/Archduke by King and Woolmans
« Reply #42 on: November 01, 2013, 11:38:01 AM »
Finished this book last night... I really enjoyed it...as usual, Greg, top job, and great writing partner in Sue Woolmans, whose love for this subject is well-known to a lot of us.  For a couples whose murder began the horrible carnage of World War I, it's astounding that people know so little about them or know so many unsubstantiated rumors about them.  Really, there should be classes taught about this!!!!  Excellent, and, again well done to Greg and Sue!!!
So long and thanks for all the fish

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Re: Assassination/Archduke by King and Woolmans
« Reply #43 on: November 01, 2013, 07:16:38 PM »
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but expenses do figure in the equation, don't they!!!

So true.


I felt really bad for the three children after WWI, everything they knew was gone.  They had lost both their parents, then their whole world was ripped away.
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Re: Assassination/Archduke by King and Woolmans
« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2013, 07:27:58 PM »
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but expenses do figure in the equation, don't they!!!

So true.


I felt really bad for the three children after WWI, everything they knew was gone.  They had lost both their parents, then their whole world was ripped away.

I agree with that, Tim--their early lives were so sheltered, and they were so unprepared for what was to come after they lost their parents (not that anyone could be ever be prepared for that kind of suffering).

By the way, I just got the book yesterday, and I read it cover to cover last night!  Excellent work, Greg and Susan!