Assassination at Sarajevo: The Spark That Started World War I

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Capstone, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
On June 28, 1914, a nineteen-year-old Bosnian student named Gavrilo Princip stepped up to an open car on a Sarajevo street and fired two shots. The bullets from Pricip's gun killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife, Sofie. The gunfire also set the stage for the most disastrous armed conflict the world had yet experienced. Exactly one month after the assassination in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, and World War I began.

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Robin S. Doak has been writing for children for more than 19 years. A former editor of Weekly Reader and U*S*Kids magazine, Doak has authored fun and educational materials for kids of all ages. She is a past winner of the Educational Press Association of America Distinguished Achievement Award. She lives with her family in Maine.

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