The Trigger: The Hunt for Gavrilo Princip - the Assassin who Brought the World to War

4.18 avg rating
( 680 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780099581338: The Trigger: The Hunt for Gavrilo Princip - the Assassin who Brought the World to War

On a summer morning in Sarajevo a hundred years ago, a teenage assassin named Gavrilo Princip fired not just the opening shots of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history, when he killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Yet the events Princip triggered were so monumental that his own story has been largely overlooked, his role garbled and motivations misrepresented.

The Trigger puts this right, filling out as never before a figure who changed our world and whose legacy still has an impact on all of us today. Born a penniless backwoodsman, Princip's life changed when he trekked through Bosnia and Serbia to attend school. As he ventured across fault lines of faith, nationalism and empire, so tightly clustered in the Balkans, radicalisation slowly transformed him from a frail farm boy into history's most influential assassin.

By retracing Princip's journey from his highland birthplace, through the mythical valleys of Bosnia to the fortress city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, Tim Butcher illuminates our understanding both of Princip and the places that shaped him. Tim uncovers details about Princip that have eluded historians for a century and draws on his own experience, as a war reporter in the Balkans in the 1990s, to face down ghosts of conflicts past and present.

The Trigger is a rich and timely work that brings to life both the moment the world first went to war and an extraordinary region with a potent hold over history.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

On a summer morning in 1914, a teenage assassin named Gavrilo Princip fired not just the opening shots of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history, when he killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo.

A hundred years later, Tim Butcher undertakes an extraordinary journey to uncover the story of this unknown boy who changed our world forever. By retracing Princip’s journey from his highland birthplace, through the mythical valleys of Bosnia to the fortress city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, he illuminates our understanding both of Princip and the places that shaped him while uncovering details about Princip which have eluded historians for a century.

Product Description:

Trigger

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Tim Butcher
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0099581337 ISBN 13: 9780099581338
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. On a summer morning in 1914, a teenage assassin named Gavrilo Princip fired not just the opening shots of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history, when he killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. A hundred years later, Tim Butcher undertakes an extraordinary journey to uncover the story of this unknown boy who changed our world forever. By retracing Princip s journey from his highland birthplace, through the mythical valleys of Bosnia to the fortress city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, he illuminates our understanding both of Princip and the places that shaped him while uncovering details about Princip which have eluded historians for a century. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099581338

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Tim Butcher
ISBN 10: 0099581337 ISBN 13: 9780099581338
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800995813380000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Tim Butcher
Published by Vintage 2015-07-02 (2015)
ISBN 10: 0099581337 ISBN 13: 9780099581338
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage 2015-07-02, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # NU-LBR-01614649

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Butcher, Tim
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099581337 ISBN 13: 9780099581338
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. Retracing Princip's journey from his highland birthplace, through the mythical valleys of Bosnia to the fortress city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, this book illuminates our understanding both of Princip and the places that shaped him while uncovering details about Princip which have eluded historians for a century. Num Pages: 352 pages, integrated b/w. BIC Classification: 1DVWYB; 3JJF; HBJD; HBLW; HBWN; JWL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 198 x 24. Weight in Grams: 286. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099581338

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Butcher, Tim
Published by Vintage (2015)
ISBN 10: 0099581337 ISBN 13: 9780099581338
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2015. Book Condition: New. Retracing Princip's journey from his highland birthplace, through the mythical valleys of Bosnia to the fortress city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, this book illuminates our understanding both of Princip and the places that shaped him while uncovering details about Princip which have eluded historians for a century. Num Pages: 352 pages, integrated b/w. BIC Classification: 1DVWYB; 3JJF; HBJD; HBLW; HBWN; JWL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 198 x 24. Weight in Grams: 286. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099581338

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Tim Butcher
Published by Vintage Publishing
ISBN 10: 0099581337 ISBN 13: 9780099581338
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Trigger: The Hunt for Gavrilo Princip - the Assassin Who Brought the World to War, Tim Butcher, On a summer morning in 1914, a teenage assassin named Gavrilo Princip fired not just the opening shots of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history, when he killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. A hundred years later, Tim Butcher undertakes an extraordinary journey to uncover the story of this unknown boy who changed our world forever. By retracing Princip's journey from his highland birthplace, through the mythical valleys of Bosnia to the fortress city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, he illuminates our understanding both of Princip and the places that shaped him while uncovering details about Princip which have eluded historians for a century. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099581338

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Tim Butcher
Published by Random House (2015)
ISBN 10: 0099581337 ISBN 13: 9780099581338
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House, 2015. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # EH9780099581338

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.89
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Tim Butcher
ISBN 10: 0099581337 ISBN 13: 9780099581338
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099581337. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099581337

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Tim Butcher
Published by Vintage (2015)
ISBN 10: 0099581337 ISBN 13: 9780099581338
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2015. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780099581338_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Tim Butcher
Published by Random House 2015-07-02, London (2015)
ISBN 10: 0099581337 ISBN 13: 9780099581338
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House 2015-07-02, London, 2015. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099581338

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book