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Uncrowned Emperor

The Life and Times of Otto Von Habsburg


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Uncrowned Emperor by Gordon Brook-Shepherd
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The Austro-Hungarian Empire dominated central Europe until 1918, when the last Habsburg Emperor, Karl, fled into exile. Karl's death in 1921 made his nine-year-old son Otto head of the Hapsburg family, a position he has now held for over eighty years. Born heir presumptive to an empire that stretched from the Tyrol to Transylvania, and from Poland to Sarajevo, Otto von Habsburg's life has both affected and been reflected in some of the most dramatic and historic events of the twentieth century. As a four year old in 1916, he walked in the funeral procession of the Emperor Franz Josef. Otto von Habsburg later became the focus of royalist loyalty, a Habsburg restoration attracting considerable political support until the Second World War. Refusing any contact with Hitler (whose code name for the Anschluss was Operation Otto), he fled first to France then America, where he formed a friendship with F.D. Roosevelt. Never living in the past, he later became a highly respected Member of the European Parliament.

Author Biography

Gordon Brook-Shepherd was the author of many books on Austrian history, including The Anschluss and Dollfuss. His distinguished career as a journalist included being deputy editor of the Sunday Telegraph.
Release date NZ
January 18th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
New edition
1, black & white illustrations
Hambledon Continuum
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