An American in Vienna by Chip Wagar PDF

By Chip Wagar

Andy Bishop’s quest starts promisingly while he leaves Columbus, Ohio, in 1914 after graduating from the college of Notre Dame. In Austria-Hungary, his objectives are threefold: make touch with far away Austrian family, perform his nascent journalistic talents, and detect why his aristocratic ancestor, Matthias zu Windischgrätz, immigrated to the USA see you later in the past.

The surroundings alterations tremendously as Andy witnesses the final stand of imperial Austrian society. He arrives simply 3 weeks ahead of the assassination of the Kaiser’s nephew, the Habsburg Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and his spouse, Sophie. This occasion sparks the fateful slide towards international conflict and chaos for either friends and family. Andy’s fateful selection to stay within the doomed Habsburg Empire after the conflict begins—and his impossible to resist appeal to a tender Austrian countess—lead him to Budapest, Rome, and at last Paris, as Europe is convulsed through the best struggle because the defeat of Napoleon.

Told from the viewpoint of Andy Bishop, An American in Vienna offers ancient perception into the Austrian courtroom, royal society, and the loss of life of a once-powerful empire because it turns into embroiled within the nice War.

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