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Crown of thorns

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Crown of thorns
Call No: 949.77023 G88c

Call Number949.77023 G88c
Dates1998; ©1987
Statement of ResponsibilityStephane Groueff.
Creators & ContributorsGroueff, Stéphane (author)
Boris III, Czar of Bulgaria (subject)
SummaryA fascinating biography of Bulgaria's tragic monarch, Boris III, based on private correspondence and extensive interviews with members of the Bulgarian royal family. The son of King Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Boris became King after the first World War. Noted for defying Hitler's wishes for Bulgaria's Jews, the popular King died mysteriously in 1943 after a stormy meeting with Hitler. Soon after Boris's death, Bulgaria became a communist state. —Back cover
  1. Defeat and despair
  2. Childhood and youth
  3. The ephemeral "Radomir Republic"
  4. The abdication
  5. The Dubut oft he lonely king
  6. The stambolisky regime
  7. The Coup d'Etat
  8. The September Uprising
  9. The Macedonian drama and the IMRO
  10. The bombing of Seta-Nedelia Cathedral
  11. A period of reprisals
  12. True democracy 
  13. The royal romance
  14. The Bloc years
  15. The 1934 coup
  16. The king takes the reins
  17. The non-party regime
  18. Pressure from all sides
  19. The tripartite pact
  20. A non-Belligerent ally
  21. The Jewish dilemma
  22. Communist subversion
  23. Meetings with Hitler, feelers to the allies
  24. The mysterious death

Physical Description xxiv, 411 pages ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherLanham, MD : Madison Books
  • Subtitle on spine: The reign of King Boris III of Bulgaria, 1918–1943;
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 399–402) and index
RecognitionGifted by Judy Shapiro