The Assassination of the Archduke

Combining royal biography, romance, and political assassination, the story unfolds against a backdrop of glittering privilege and an Imperial Court consumed with hatred, taking readers from Bohemian castles to the horrors of Nazi ...

Author: Greg King

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230759589

Category: History

Page: 424

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In The Assassination of the Archduke, Greg King and Sue Woolmans offer readers a vivid account of the lives - and cruel deaths - of Franz Ferdinand and his beloved Sophie. Combining royal biography, romance, and political assassination, the story unfolds against a backdrop of glittering privilege and an Imperial Court consumed with hatred, taking readers from Bohemian castles to the horrors of Nazi concentration camps in a compelling, fascinating human drama. As moving as the fabled romance of Nicholas and Alexandra, as dramatic as Mayerling, Sarajevo resonates with love and loss, triumph and tragedy in a vibrant and powerful narrative. It lays bare the lethal circumstances surrounding that fateful Sunday morning in 1914, examining not only the Serbian conspiracy that killed Franz and Sophie and sparked the First World War but also insinuations about the hidden powers in Vienna that may well have sent them to their deaths. With a Foreword from the Archduke's great-granddaughter, Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, and drawing on a wide variety of unpublished sources and with unique access to previously restricted Hungarian and Czech archives, including Sophie's diaries and family papers, King and Woolmans have written the most comprehensive account of this momentous event available in English. In doing so, they offer readers an intriguing and startlingly revisionist look at this most famous of Archdukes, his family, and their momentous collision with destiny in 1914.

The Assassination of Lumumba

Reveals how Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the Republic of Congo, was murdered in January, 1961, directly by the Belgian government and Congolese rebels, but with the indirect help of the United States and United Nations.

Author: Ludo de Witte

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1859844103

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

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Reveals how Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the Republic of Congo, was murdered in January, 1961, directly by the Belgian government and Congolese rebels, but with the indirect help of the United States and United Nations.

The Assassination of New York

As Robert Fitch meticulously demonstrates in this eye-opening book, the planning to assassinate New York began a century ago, as the city’s very richest few—the Morgans, the Mellons, and especially the Rockefellers—looked for ways to ...

Author: Robert Fitch

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453234037

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

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The story of how the richest city in the world became one of the poorest in North America, with a new introduction by Peter Kwong How did New York City come to be a network of steel towers, banks, and nail salons, with chain drugstores on every block—a place where, increasingly, no one can afford to live except the lords of Wall Street and foreign billionaires, and where more and more of the Big Apple’s best-loved businesses have closed their doors? It didn’t start with Michael Bloomberg—or with Robert Moses. As Robert Fitch meticulously demonstrates in this eye-opening book, the planning to assassinate New York began a century ago, as the city’s very richest few—the Morgans, the Mellons, and especially the Rockefellers—looked for ways to maximize the value of their real estate by pushing Gotham’s vibrant and astonishingly varied manufacturing sector out of town, and with it, the city’s working class. The Assassination of New York attacks a Goliath-like enemy: the real-estate developers who maintain a stranglehold on the city’s most valuable commodity. Their efforts to increase land value by replacing low-rent workers and factories with high-rent professionals and office buildings was one of the single most decisive factors in the city’s downturn. In the 1980s the number of real-estate vacancies eclipsed that of the fiscal crisis of the 1970s. In September of 1992 there was a staggering twenty-five million square feet of empty office space. Are the city’s problems fixable? How will the future of New York play out through the twenty-first century? Fitch comes up with solutions, from saving jobs to promoting economic diversity to rebuilding the crumbling infrastructure. But it will take vision and hard work to restore New York to what it once was while creating a new and better home for coming generations.

The Assassination of Malcolm X

xposes the cover-up surrounding the murder of Malcolm X and probes once-secret FBI files that shed light on the government's hostility to him and point toward its complicity in the crime.

Author: George Breitman

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: 0873486323

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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xposes the cover-up surrounding the murder of Malcolm X and probes once-secret FBI files that shed light on the government's hostility to him and point toward its complicity in the crime. Photos, diagram of the assassination, chronology, index. Appendix: secret FBI memos on the Black movement

The Assassination of Paris

Describes the transformation of Paris into a capital defined in brutal visions of glass and steel

Author: Louis Chevalier

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226103609

Category: History

Page: 274

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Describes the transformation of Paris into a capital defined in brutal visions of glass and steel

Killing a King

Killing a King relates the parallel stories of Rabin and Amir over the two years leading up to the assassination, as one of them plotted political deals he hoped would lead to peace and the other plotted murder.

Author: Dan Ephron

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0393242099

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

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The assassination of Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin by Orthodox Jew Yigal Amir twenty years ago this November remains the single most consequential event in the country's recent history. Killing a King relates the parallel stories of Rabin and Amir over the two years leading up to the assassination, as one of them plotted political deals he hoped would lead to peace and the other plotted murder. This deeply reported narrative is based on a trove of documents from the era and interviews with all of the key players, including members of the assassin's family. Only through the prism of the murder is it possible to understand Israel today, from the paralysis in peacemaking to the fraught relationship between Netanyahu and Obama. Dan Ephron covered both the rally where Rabin was assassinated and the subsequent murder trial.

The Assassination of Hole in the Day

Looks at the murder of the controversial Ojibwe chief, Hole-in-the-Day, and his legacy of leadership for the Ojibwe.

Author: Anton Treuer

Publisher: Borealis Books

ISBN: 0873518438

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 295

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Looks at the murder of the controversial Ojibwe chief, Hole-in-the-Day, and his legacy of leadership for the Ojibwe.

The Assassination Option

The Assassination Option is the latest in the Clandestine Operations crime series (Jove) by W.E.B. Griffin, following Captain James Cronley as he navigates the dangerous and deadly world of international intrigue after World War II. James ...

Author: W. E. B. Griffin

Publisher: Jove

ISBN: 9780515155693

Category: Fiction

Page: 482

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The Assassination Option is the latest in the Clandestine Operations crime series (Jove) by W.E.B. Griffin, following Captain James Cronley as he navigates the dangerous and deadly world of international intrigue after World War II. James Cronley's first successful mission for the new Central Intelligence Directorate has drawn all kinds of attention, including that from the Soviets, his own Pentagon and a seething J. Edgar Hoover. Cronley knows that if just one thing goes wrong, he's likely to get thrown to the wolves. And he thinks he hears them howling now.

The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich

The assassination sent a shock wave through the Nazi leadership and provoked ferocious reprisals against Czechs and Jews. This book is based on archive material and interviews with surviving members of SOE and Czech military intelligence.

Author: C. A. MacDonald

Publisher: Birlinn Publishers

ISBN: 1843410362

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

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On 4 June 1942 one of the most powerful figures of the Nazi regime died in agony from wounds sustained during an assassination attempt in Prague. This is the story of the killing of Reinhard Heydrich, a man of extraordinary intelligence, ruthlessness and ambition who had risen from obscurity to become head of the Nazi security police and Governor of Bohemia-Moravia. Regarded by many as Hitler's most likely successor, he was feared and hated even by other high-ranking Nazi officials.Heydrich's death caused shockwaves throughout the Nazi leadership, provoking ferocious reprisals against Czechs and Jews. Those who carried out the assassination were hunted down, and, trapped like rats in the cellar of a Prague church, committed suicide rather than face the certainty of torture and execution at the hands of the SS.Based on original archive material, interviews with surviving members of the Special Operations Executive, who trained the Czech assassins in the UK, and Czech military intelligence, Callum MacDonald's book is a well-researched and gripping account of one of the most audacious assassinations of the Second World War.

The Assassination of Europe 1918 1942

A look at how the political assassinations that occurred in Europe between 1918 and 1939 shaped the history and politics of the continent.

Author: Howard M. Sachar

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442609181

Category: History

Page: 464

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In this fascinating volume, renowned historian Howard M. Sachar relates the tragedy of twentieth-century Europe through an innovative, riveting account of the continent's political assassinations between 1918 and 1939 and beyond. By tracing the violent deaths of key public figures during an exceptionally fraught time period--the aftermath of World War I--Sachar lays bare a much larger history: the gradual moral and political demise of European civilization and its descent into World War II. In his famously arresting prose, Sachar traces the assassinations of Rosa Luxemburg, Kurt Eisner, Matthias Erzberger, and Walther Rathenau in Germany--a lethal chain reaction that contributed to the Weimar Republic's eventual collapse and Hitler's rise to power. Sachar's exploration of political fragility in Italy, Austria, the successor states of Eastern Europe, and France completes a mordant yet intriguing exposure of the Old World's lethal vulnerability. The final chapter, which chronicles the deaths of Stefan and Lotte Zweig, serves as a thought-provoking metaphor for the assassination of the Old World itself.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

A fictionalized portrait of the legendary outlaw Jesse James, his violent career, and his murderer, Robert Ford, in an epic tale of the Old West

Author: Ron Hansen

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: UCSC:32106009047520

Category: Design

Page: 304

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A fictionalized portrait of the legendary outlaw Jesse James, his violent career, and his murderer, Robert Ford, in an epic tale of the Old West

The Assassination Bureau Ltd

The Assassination Bureau kills people for money, but it also has a social conscience. The leader of the group justifies each killing--until the day he accepts a contract to kill himself.

Author: Jack London

Publisher: G K Hall & Company

ISBN: 0783803494

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

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The Assassination Bureau kills people for money, but it also has a social conscience. The leader of the group justifies each killing--until the day he accepts a contract to kill himself.

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

A brilliant – and rather transgressive – collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies and The Mirror & the Light. Including a new story ‘The School of English’.

Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007580989

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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A brilliant – and rather transgressive – collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Including a new story The School of English.

Autumn of Fury

"Autumn of Fury reads like a political thriller.

Author: Muḥammad Ḥasanayn Haykal

Publisher: New York : Random House

ISBN: STANFORD:36105081462074

Category: Assassination

Page: 290

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"Autumn of Fury reads like a political thriller. It is also a salutory revelation. For years Sadat, the actor manqué, played a part before Western audiences, who were happy to see only what they wanted to see. For years Sadat's censors prevented Mr Heikal from telling the truth as he knew it. Now the truth can be told. Sadat dramatically transformed Nasser's Egypt. He expelled the Russians; he almost archived victory over Israel in October 1973; he allied himself with the Americans; and he made a separate peace with Israel."--Jacket.

The Assassination

'" "In this fictional filmscript, Tariq Ali suggests that larger forces were at work, exploiting genuine Sikh grievances to settle their own score with a Prime Minister who, whatever her faults, was fiercely independent of Washington and ...

Author: Tariq Ali

Publisher: Seagull Books London Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131616109

Category: History

Page: 144

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"We know the name of the assassins, but did they act alone?" "Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (19 November 1917-31 October 1984), born into the influential Nehru dynasty, was Prime Minister of India for three consecutive terms from 1966 to 1977 and for a fourth term from 1980 until her assassination in 1984. She was India's first and so far only female prime minister." "A crushing victory in the 1971 war with Pakistan was followed by a period of instability that led her to impose a state of Emergency in 1975; she paid for the authoritarian excesses of the period with three years in Opposition. Returning to office in 1980, she became increasingly involved in an escalating conflict with separatists in Punjab which eventually led to her assassination by her own bodyguards in 1984." "The night before her death she told a political rally: 'I don't mind if my life goes in the service of the nation. If I die today, every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation.'" "In this fictional filmscript, Tariq Ali suggests that larger forces were at work, exploiting genuine Sikh grievances to settle their own score with a Prime Minister who, whatever her faults, was fiercely independent of Washington and safeguarded Indian sovereignty with a zeal inherited from her father."--BOOK JACKET.

Beware the People Weeping

In Beware the People Weeping, Thomas Reed Turner pushes away the elaborate conspiracy theories that have always surrounded Lincoln’s death and uncovers exactly what can be known about the murder and its aftermath.

Author: Thomas Reed Turner

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807117226

Category: History

Page: 284

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The first killing of a president in American history, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln shook the nation to its foundations with grief and rage. With one bullet the brief period of good feeling at the end of the Civil War was over. By 1867 the initial belief that the Confederate leadership had engineered the assassination had given way to speculation that Andrew Johnson had been behind the conspiracy. This was followed by bitter attacks on the military trial and on the defense of its two most prominent “victims,” Mrs. Surratt and Dr. Mudd. Most recently, there have been attempts to show that it was the radical faction of Lincoln’s own party that arranged his death. In Beware the People Weeping, Thomas Reed Turner pushes away the elaborate conspiracy theories that have always surrounded Lincoln’s death and uncovers exactly what can be known about the murder and its aftermath. Finding that many historians have worked in ignorance of the context of the events, or distorted the evidence to suit their own ideas about political assassination, Turner looks instead to public opinion of the time—as reflected in newspapers, diaries, letters, sermons, and transcripts of the pretrial investigation and the trial itself—to understand how and why the public and the military reacted as they did. Probing the aftermath of the assassination, Turner tells of the spontaneous outpouring of rage and despair, the reaction in the defeated South, the almost universal conviction that the South was behind the plot, the actions of the authorities in tracking the conspirators, and the trials of the suspects, including that of John Surratt in 1867. A close look at these confused events and an untangling of the controversies that arose in their wake, Beware the People Weeping strips away more than a century of speculation to retell with hard facts the history of Abraham Lincoln’s death.