Diary Rediscovered Franz Ferdinand's Journey around the World

Franz Ferdinand, the Austrian archduke whose assassination triggered World War I, started a trip across the world in 1892. His newly published diary from the journey reveals a world of extremes, from island cannibals to skyscrapers.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife, Czech Countess Sophie Chotek , circa 1914. In 1892, the archduke took a fantastic journey around the world.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife, Czech Countess Sophie Chotek , circa 1914. In 1892, the archduke took a fantastic journey around the world.

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Translated from the German by Paul Cohen
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