The Emperor and the Peasant: Two Men at the Start of the Great War and the End of the Habsburg Empire by Kenneth Janda
English | January 19th, 2018 | ISBN: 1476669570 | 288 pages | PDF | 13.03 MB
There was more to World War I than the Western Front. This history juxtaposes the experiences of a monarch and a peasant on the Eastern Front. Franz Josef I, emperor of Austria-Hungary, was the first European leader to declare war in 1914 and was the first to commence firing. Samuel Mozolak was a Slovak laborer who sailed to New York–and fathered twins, taken as babies (and U.S. citizens) to his home village–before being drafted into the Austro-Hungarian army and killed in combat.