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A Sailor of Austria

A Sailor of Austria

(1991)
(The first book in the Otto Prohaska, Future Hero of the Habsburg Empire series)
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In the waning days of the Habsburg Empire a little initiative can have unintended repercussions . . .

For Lieutenant Otto Prohaska of the Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Navy, life can be awkward to say the least. As a submarine captain of the largest land-locked empire in history, Otto faces a host of unlikely circumstances from petrol poisoning to exploding lavatories and an angry dromedary. Things scarcely improve on land where he finds himself the target of trigger-happy Turks and angry relatives with Medieval mindsets. All signs point to total collapse of the bloated empire he serves, but Otto refuses to abandoned the Habsburgs in their hour of need.

With clever writing and a wry sense of irony, John Biggins shows us an unlikely empire on the wane and a well-meaning man caught on the brink of World War and the end of an era. Otto Prohaska speaks seven of the empire's eleven languages, but in a Navy hampered by nationalist sentiments and undermined by the very bureaucracy it defends, communication is an unlikely occurrence.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 1994 : USA Hardback
Title: A Sailor of Austria: A Novel
Author(s): John Biggins
ISBN: 0-312-10534-7 / 978-0-312-10534-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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January 1991 : UK Hardback
Title: A Sailor of Austria
Author(s): John Biggins
ISBN: 0-436-20006-6 / 978-0-436-20006-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: A Sailor of Austria: In Which, Without Really Intending to, Otto Prohaska Becomes Official War Hero No. 27 of the Habsburg Empire (The Otto Prohaska Novels)
Author(s): John Biggins
ISBN: 1-59013-107-X / 978-1-59013-107-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: McBooks Press
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September 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: SAILOR OF AUSTRIA
Author(s): JOHN BIGGINS
ISBN: 1-59013-468-0 / 978-1-59013-468-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Unknown
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May 1992 : UK Paperback
Title: A Sailor of Austria
Author(s): John Biggins
ISBN: 0-7493-1239-4 / 978-0-7493-1239-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mandarin
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Kindle Editions

September 2005 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: A Sailor of Austria: In Which, Without Really Intending to, Otto Prohaska Becomes Official War Hero No. 27 of the Habsbur (The Otto Prohaska Novels)
Author(s): John Biggins
Publisher: McBooks Press
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