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Golden Fleece: The Story of Franz Joseph and Elisabeth of Austria

407 pages16 hours


First published in 1937, this is German-born American author Bertita Harding’s biography of Franz Joseph I (1830-1916), Austria’s longest-reigning Emperor and King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia (1848-1916), and his wife Elisabeth of Austria (1837-1898).

Illustrated with superb photographs, many of them previously never seen.

“Here is one of the great dramas and romances and tragedies of history. […]Tremendously vital and human and a warmer picture of Franz Joseph than previously encountered…”—Kirkus Review

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