In the morning of Sunday, June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by Serbian protestors. This one event sparked a conflict that would grow to involve all of Europe and even the United States. Readers will find out how each nation played a role in World War I, what life was like for soldiers in the trenches, how people around the world felt about the war, and much more.
Otfinoski attended Boston University and graduated from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He has written more than a hundred books for young adults and children. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and their two children.