The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War

Tim Butcher

A portrait of Gavrilo Princip, the Bosnian Serb teenager whose assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand triggered The First World War. Butcher takes us, literally by foot, through Bosnia and Serbia, and his story interweaves the First World War, the Second World War, and the Bosnian War all in a breathless, confidently-told narrative.