The Trigger



The Trigger 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.

Tim Butcher is a best selling British author, journalist and broadcaster Born in 1967, he was on the staff of The Daily Telegraph from 1990 to 2009, covering conflicts across the Balkans, Middle East and Africa Recognised in 2010 with an honorary doctorate for services to writing and awarded the Mungo Park Medal for exploration by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, he is based with his fam Tim Butcher is a best selling British author, journalist and broadcaster Born in 1967, he was on the staff of The Daily Telegraph from 1990 to 2009, covering conflicts across the Balkans, Middle East and Africa Recognised in 2010 with an honorary doctorate for services to writing and awarded the Mungo Park Medal for exploration by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, he is based with his family in Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • The Trigger
  • Tim Butcher
  • English
  • 06 February 2019
  • 070118793X

10 thoughts on “The Trigger

  1. Matt says:

    Even if you know nothing or practically nothing else about World War I, you probably know that it started with the assassination of Austro Hungarian heir Franz Ferdinand in the city of Sarajevo At least, that s about as much as I knew, when I started my World War I crash course several years ago Exactly why this happened why the murder of an unloved Austrian archduke in a Bosnian city by a Serbian nationalist caused Germany to invade Belgium to get at France in order to defend themselves a Even if you know nothing or practically nothing else about World War I, you probably know that it started with the assassination of Austro Hungarian heir Franz Ferdinand in the city of Sarajevo At least, that s about as much as I knew, when I started my World War I crash course several years ago Exactly why this happened why the murder of an unloved Austrian archduke in a Bosnian city by a Serbian nationalist caused Germany to invade Belgium to get at France in order to defend themselves against Russia is a farcomplicated story.Franz Ferdinand s death precipi...

  2. Mark says:

    Franz Ferdinand no not the rock band was the Archduke of the Austro Hungarians, next in line for the throne, when he was assassinated in July of 1914 in Sarajevo.Gavrilo Princip was the 19yo Bosnian Serb who murdered him In his view the best way to bring solidarity amongst all Southern Slavs, they being Bosnian Serbs, Bosnian Croats and Bosnian Muslims.The assassination of Ferdinand was the trigger that got the dominoes falling The Austro Hungarians used the assassination to declare war on S Franz Ferdinand no not the rock band was the Archduke of the Austro Hungarians, next in line for the throne, when he was assassinated in July of 1914 in Sarajevo.Gavrilo Princip was the 19yo Bosnian Serb who murdered him In his view the best way to bring solidarity amongst all Southern Slavs, they being Bosnian Serbs, Bosnian Croats and Bosnian Muslims.The as...

  3. Mike Robbins says:

    I wasn t especially interested in the subject of this book, Gavrilo Princip, to begin with I read it because I had been impressed by one of Tim Butcher s earlier books, Blood River, an exciting and well written account of a long and dangerous journey through Central Africa Like Blood River, The Trigger is a mixture of history, travelogue and journalism a format Butcher does very well It is just as good as Blood River, and I ended up being very interested in Princip indeed.The outline of the I wasn t especially interested in the subject of th...

  4. Susan says:

    Subtitled, The Hunt for Gavrilo Princip The Assassin who Brought the World to War, this is part biography, part history and part travel book Indeed, it is written by Tim Butcher, who is probably best known for his travel writing and whose interest in Gavrilo Princip was first aroused when he was a young reporter in Serajevo during the Bosnian War in the 1990 s He recalls how he witnessed locals using a stone building as a makeshift lavatory, only to discover they were desecrating a memorial Subtitled, The Hunt for Gavrilo Princip The Assassin who Brought the World to War, this is part biography, part history and part travel book Indeed, it is written by Tim Butcher, who is probab...

  5. Nigeyb says:

    A concise, compelling, accessible book that is part history, part travelogue, part memoir and wholly unmissableA fascinating investigation into the life and times of Gavrilo Princip, the Serbian student who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in 1914, and which was the catalyst for World War One.This concise, accessible, compelling book is part history, part travelogue, and part memoir, which explains the history of the Balkans and why, despite his momentous action, Princip is now A concise, compelling, accessible book that is part history, part travelogue, part memoir and wholly u...

  6. Zuberino says:

    Scintillating biography of the man who changed the world By firing that bullet into the jugular of the Habsburg heir on that sunny morning in Sarajevo in June 1914, Gavrilo Princip not only killed off the old world, he also unwittingly helped to usher in the modern age the toxic 20th century with its legacy of revolution, fascism, genocide and totalitarian terror Tim Butcher is the perfect medium for the telling of this extraordinary tale Having spent years in the bloody cauldron of the Bos Scintillating biography of the man who changed the world By firing that bullet into the jugular of the Habsburg heir on that sunny morning in Sarajevo in June 1914, Gavrilo Princip not only killed off the old world, he also unwittingly helped to usher in the modern age the toxic 20th century with its legacy of revolution, fascism, gen...

  7. Manchester Military History Society (MMHS) says:

    An excellent multi layered history travelogue personal story tracing the journey of Gavrilo Princip from remote Bosnian village to initiator of World War 1.Tim Butcher brings alive the story of Gavrilo Princip by physically following the young Bosnian Serb s journey from his remote village to the streets of Sarajevo T...

  8. Catherine Boardman says:

    Gavrillo Princip shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June 1914 and in doing so triggered the First World War That much I and most of the rest of us know What drove Princip to pull the trigger there I m a little hazier, what happened to him next and did he achieve his ultimate goal there I knew nothing Tim Butcher draws on his ex...

  9. Louise says:

    The author draws on his experience in covering the Bosnian war in the 1990 s to add perspective to the story of Gavrilo Princip, the assassin who tripped the switch that started World War I.The journey begins in Obljaj, which is a Bosnian settlement hardly a town where the Princip clan lives today as it did when its wayward teenager changed the course of history The author, Tim Butcher, is welcomed by this very poor rural family who share their handed down reminiscences Then, Butcher follows The author draws on his experience in covering the Bosnian war in the 1990 s to add perspective to the story of Gavrilo Princip, the assassin who tripped the switch that started World War I.The journey begins in Obljaj, which is a Bosnian settlement hardly a town where the Princip clan lives today as it did when its wayward te...

  10. Laura says:

    Tim Butcher never fails to impress me for his sheer determination in presenting well known facts in a totally fresh perspective Sitting here in Trieste quoted in the book as being one of the two ends of the Iron curtain I followed his footsteps along his journey across Bosnia and Serbia as though I was actually there with him, his travelogue being all therelevant to me as it describes regions just a few hundred kilometres from here Princip s life, his political evolution and his moti Tim Butcher never fails...

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