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Fall of the House of Habsburg

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ISBN-10: 0140064591

ISBN-13: 9780140064599

Edition: 1983

Authors: Edward Crankshaw

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The downfall of the Habsburg monarchy was more than just the end of a great and powerful dynasty. It meant the destruction of the old European order and marked a turning point in world history.   Edward Crankshaw's distinguished study offers a compelling account of the final decades of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, leading up to WWI. At the center 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, Napoleon's France, Bismarck's Prussia, and Cavour's Italy, Crankshaw examines the…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/27/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Edward Crankshaw (1909 - 1984) was a British writer, translator and commentator on Soviet affairs.Born in London, Crankshaw was educated in a non-conformist public school, Bishop's Stortford College in Hertfordshire. He began his career as a journalist at The Times, a position he only held for a few months. In the 1930s he lived in Vienna, Austria, teaching English and learning German (his competent grasp of German led him to become part of the British Intelligence service during World War II). On his return to England he went back to working for The Times and also began to write reviews-mostly musical-for The Spectator, The Bookman, and other periodicals. Crankshaw wrote around 40 books on…