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The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War Hardcover – 1 May 2014

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus (1 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 070118793X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0701187934
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.4 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A triumph… A marvellously absorbing book on the nature of one man’s political grievance and its terrible aftermath" (Ian Thomson Observer Books of the Year)

"The most imaginative and singular book on the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War to date... This is expeditionary journalism at its best – a historical inquest radiated through the mind and experience of an outstanding reporter" (Robert Fox Evening Standard)

"A masterpiece of historical empathy and evocation... This book is a tour de force" (Christopher Clark Guardian)

"A fascinating study of one of those rare individuals whose act of violence changed the history of the world. An incisive, shrewd, wholly compelling investigation of an assassin’s life and times" (William Boyd)

"A fabulous book that all First World War historians will now have to take account of… Superb" (Saul David)

"A splendid book. It takes its place among classics of Balkan history" (Norman Stone)

"Tim Butcher goes from strength to strength. I enjoyed every paragraph" (Dervla Murphy)

"Insightful, useful and delightfully written… A great book – one to be recommended to professional and amateur historian alike" (General Sir David Richards, former Chief of the Defence Staff)

"Lucid, passionate, urgent" (Rory MacLean)

"This is first class history and in a year swamped with First World War centenary books, it’s the one you should read first" (Andrew Roberts)

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A trek through the Balkans, an exploration of the life of an assassin (the teenager who killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand and so triggered the First World War), and a journey into the history of this complex and fascinating part of the world...

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