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Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2013
While the story itself is interesting, the author does not write in a way that compels the reader to really understand what this man was like; it reads like a textbook rather than a biography. The historical context is interesting, but the reader never gets a sense of what the Archduke was really like as a human being. This book would have succeeded better as a study of the Hapsburgs in Poland and Ukraine generally rather than story focused on an individual.