dustjacket has some tearing and scuffing - is in fair condition
hardcover is great except the bottom parts of the covers are scuffed
pages are near mint!
Book club edition. Illustrated. In 1848-the year of revolution, when the flames that erupted in France blazed eastward across Europe-eighteen year old Franz Joseph was crowned Emperor Of Austria. In 1916, in the midst of a new conflagration, the Emperor died in his bed, one of the few late Habsburgs to enjoy that privilege. By then his brother, his only son, his wife, and the nephew who was to succeed him had all met violent ends, and his empire rocked on the verge of disintegration
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