The Fall of the House of Habsburg

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Penguin Books, Jan 1, 1983 - History - 459 pages
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Edward Crankshaw's distinguished study offers a compelling account of the final decades of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. At the centre of the dramatic events stands the majestic figure of the Emperor Franz Josef, facing the tragedies of his disastrous marriage and the suicide of his only son, and doggedly resisting the ruin of his inheritance. In a sweeping panorama of Vienna, Imperial Russia, Napolean's France, Bismark's Prussia and Cavour's Italy, Crankshaw portrays the political and military intricacies, the statesman, soldiers and common people, and examines the ambitions and disillusionment that broke the Empire and forged the destiny of the twentieth century.

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User Review  - douboy50 - LibraryThing

I have read many books on the start of the First World War. I have read many books on the First World War in general. This is the first book I have read which dealt exclusively on the House of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Don Heiman - Goodreads

Crankshaw's treatment of the fall of the House of Habsburg and the Holy Roman Empire was published in 1963. I was struck by his bias against Hungry but impressed by his treatment of Franz Josef's ... Read full review

Contents

THE HOUSE OF AUSTRIA
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PREMARCH
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PEOPLES IN REVOLT
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