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The Habsburgs
Edward Crankshaw
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The Habsburgs

3.19  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Approx. 8" x 10 1/2" with 272 pages
Paperback, 186 pages
Published October 20th 1972 by Corgi (first published 1971)
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Can't really say that I enjoyed reading this one due to it's style, wherein the author would first present what seemed like a summary of the chapter, and then proceed with more detail about that period of time in the history of the Habsburg reign. Just didn't seem to present the information in an engaging way, in a clear chronological sequence.

I also didn't realize that a genealogical family tree was hidden in the back of the book until after I had finished reading (that would have made it easi
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Mar 26, 2014 Nancy Moffett rated it liked it
This was interesting in a boring way. Full of facts, each member of the dynasty given an analysis regarding his or her abilities and physical attractiveness. Hard to remember and separate all the Charles, Maxmilians and Marias. I feel I have done a good deed by reading it.
Oct 08, 2013 Melody rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I would have preferred a more organized approach. The style wasn't very clear. But overall it was a good overview of the Hapsburgs.
Apr 17, 2012 Al rated it liked it
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Decent overview of the Habsburg family and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Easy read with lots of pictures.
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Edward Crankshaw (3 January 1909 – 30 November 1984), was a British writer, translator and commentator on Soviet affairs.

Born in London, Crankshaw was educated in the Nonconformist public school, Bishop's Stortford College, Hertfordshire, England. He started working as a journalist for a few months at The Times. In the 1930s he lived in Vienna, Austria, teaching English and learning German. He wit
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