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Books and Films about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Topic started by: grandduchessella on December 06, 2012, 10:00:53 AM

Title: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: grandduchessella on December 06, 2012, 10:00:53 AM
This idea was suggested on another thread. Feel free to add on as I'm just going to name a few to start off. Of course, some authors may post under assumed names and not want their identity disclosed. If that's the case, please respect it. I'm going to start with those who openly discuss their books.

Ilana Miller (Ilana)
The Four Graces
Grand Dukes (contributor)
Reports from America: William Howard Russell and the Civil War
contributor to Royalty Digest Quarterly and co-editor and contributor to European Royal History Journal
Royal Mob (fiction under the name Theresa Sherman)
Royal Gatherings I
Royal Gatherings II

Arturo Beeche (Eurohistory)
The Coburgs of Europe
Dear Ellen
Royal Gatherings I
Royal Gatherings II
founder and contributor to European Royal History Journal
Grand Duchesses
The Grand Dukes
The Other Grand Dukes
King Michael I of Romania
The Gotha - Still a Continental Royal Family, Volume I (Volume 1)
Royal Hellenic Dynasty (with Prince Michael of Greece)
My Fifty Years (added to the memoirs of Prince Nicholas of Greece)
Empress Zita of Austria
Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte of Luxembourg
Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia and Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia
Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
The Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia
King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark
Russia and Europe - Dynastic Ties (with Galina Korneva and Tatiana Cheboksarova)
APAPA
The Nassaus of Luxembourg
Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna

Marlene Eilers (Marlene)
Queen Victoria's Descendants
The Gleichens: the Unknown Royal Cousins  (lengthy article available for purchase)
The Grand Dukes
The Other Grand Dukes

Greg King (Greg King)
The Grand Dukes
Gilded Prism
Resurrection of the Romanovs
Fate of the Romanovs
The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas II
The Duchess Of Windsor: The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson
Sharon Tate and the Manson Murders
The Last Empress. The Life And Times Of Alexandra Feodorovna, Tsarina Of Russia
Mad King a Biography of Ludwig II of Bavaria
Twilight of Splendor: The Court of Queen Victoria During Her Diamond Jubilee Year
The Other Grand Dukes
The man who Killed Rasputin: Felix Yusupov and the murder which helped bring down the Russian Empire
A Season of Splendor: the Court of Mrs Astor in Gilded Age New York.

Penny Wilson (Penny Wilson)
Gilded Prism
Resurrection of the Romanovs
Fate of the Romanovs
The Grand Dukes
The Other Grand Dukes

Helen Azar (Helen Azar)
The Diary of Olga Romanov
RUSSIA'S LAST ROMANOVS: In Their Own Words. (with Margarita Nelipa)
MARIA and ANASTASIA: The Youngest Romanov Grand Duchesses In Their Own Words: Letters, Diaries, Postcards.
Journal of a Russian Grand Duchess: Complete Annotated 1913 Diary of Olga Romanov


Janet Ashton (Janet Ashton)
The Grand Dukes
German Woman
The Other Grand Dukes

Sarah Miller (Sarushka)
The Lost Crown
Miss Spitfire

Lisa Davidson (LisaDavidson)
The Grand Dukes

Helen Rappaport
Magnificent Obsession
The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at Ekaterinburg
Conspirator: Lenin in Exile
Queen Victoria: A Biographical Companion
No Place for Ladies: The Untold Story of Women in the Crimean War
Joseph Stalin: A Biographical Companion (Biographical Companions)
The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra (also called The Four Sisters in other editions)

Eric Lowe (Eric Lowe)
Royalty in Photographs
Royal Images

Ann Lyon
A Constitutional History of the United Kingdom

Richard Cullen (Richard Cullen)
Rasputin: The Role of Britain's Secret Service in His Torture and Murder

Nicholas 'Nick' Nicholson (NickNicholson)
Object of Virtue
Little Girl in a Red Dress with Cat and Dog

Margarita Nelipa (belochka)
The Murder of Grigorii Rasputin
Alexander III His Life and Reign
RUSSIA'S LAST ROMANOVS: In Their Own Words. (with Helen Azar)

Petra H. Kleinpenning
The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916.

Douglas Smith (Prospector)
Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy
The Pearl: A True Tale of Forbidden Love in Catherine the Great's Russia
Working the Rough Stone: Freemasonry and Society in Eighteenth-Century Russia
Love and Conquest: Personal Correspondence of Catherine the Great and Prince Grigory Potemkin

Eva and Daniel McDonald
Fanny Lear: Love and Scandal in Tsarist Russia

Delin Colon
Rasputin and The Jews

David McIntosh
Empress Zita of Austria
Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte of Luxembourg
Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia and Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia
Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
The Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia
King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark

Virginia Rounding (VR)
Nicky and Alix
Catherine the Great
Grandes Horizantales

Elena Maria Vidal
Trianon: A Novel of Royal France
Madame Royale
The Night's Dark Shade: A Novel of the Cathars


Other than Marlene's article, which is available for separate purchase through her blog as well as being published in Art's magazine, I'm not going to list individual articles. However, in addition to many of the authors listed above, others have written numerous published and online articles:

Magazine & Article contributors
Helen Azar
Margarita Nelipa
Griffith Henninger--publishing his first article in the upcoming Royalty Digest Quarterly based on the work he started here long ago on Alix's war relief work! :)


Also, I know I have missed contributors to such works as Grand Dukes and Grand Duchesses. I will attempt to edit them in. I just don't have the books in front of me to doublecheck.
Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: OctoberLily on December 06, 2012, 12:21:18 PM
GDElla, thank you so much for this thread!  I've long wondered if we had a list of our "own" authors and their works.  I'm excited to see your long list all ready and am really looking forward to what others will add.

Can I just print out your post and send it to Santa as my Christmas list???  ;)
Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: grandduchessella on December 06, 2012, 02:19:10 PM
Be my guest! Hopefully he'll be good to you. :)  I know Santa is already bringing me (or has brought me in years past) some of the books on the list.

Ann--I will add your list up to the original. Thanks for the input. :)
Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: grandduchessella on December 06, 2012, 04:30:51 PM
I didn't realize some of those authors you named were on here. Interesting. :)  Now I'll be pondering usernames and who I may have conversed with. :) 

I have added those listed by Helen and Petr. Douglas Smith had other books listed on his Amazon page so I have included them as well as Former People's full title.
Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: grandduchessella on December 09, 2012, 02:22:43 PM
Both Penny Wilson and Greg King contributed chapters to The Other Grand Dukes, as did Marlene Eilers-Koenig, Janet Ashton, Coryne Hall, Grant Hayter-Menzies, John van der Kiste ... Charles Stewart wrote the Introduction.

I have also a book not listed, MY FIFTY YEARS. Initially it was written by Prince Nicholas of Greece, but I added several chapters to it with the cooperation of all his living grandchildren.

David McIntosh and I wrote a series of Royal biographies:

Empress Zita of Austria
Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte of Luxembourg
Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia and Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia
Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
The Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia
King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark



Are Coryne Hall, John van der Kiste, Charles Stewart or Grant Hayter-Menzies on the Forum? I wouldn't need to know their pseudonym necessarily, just that they were here before I include them. I've added The Other Grand Dukes to Marlene, Penny, Greg and Janet. I've also updated your listing.
Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: Petr on February 04, 2013, 01:19:00 PM
The following is a wonderful interview with Douglas Smith, author of Former People , who has posted on the AP Forum. It should be of particular interest to historians since he explains his approach to writing history which I found illuminating.  By the way, he has received a contract to write a book on Rasputin. Unfortunately, given his meticulous research methods I fear it will be awhile before we see it in print.

  http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3031302&file=1
Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: edubs31 on February 04, 2013, 03:52:50 PM
Good stuff Petr and thanks for bringing it to our attention. I just watched it in its entirety. This is the second interview I've seen with Smith who in addition to being a top flight Russian historian and excellent writer seems like an extremely likable guy.

I'll be eager to read his Rasputin book as well when it comes out sometime during the next Presidential administration :-)



Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: grandduchessella on March 17, 2014, 09:07:25 PM
Updated the list to include our own Griffith Henninger who will have his first (but I'm sure not last!) article published this month. It's  on Alix's war relief work and will be published in Royalty Digest Quarterly. Longtime members may remember when Griffith first started tracking this work and posting on it and now it has become a full-blown published article. Congratulations! :)
Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: historyfan on March 17, 2014, 11:18:36 PM
Updated the list to include our own Griffith Henninger who will have his first (but I'm sure not last!) article published this month. It's  on Alix's war relief work and will be published in Royalty Digest Quarterly. Longtime members may remember when Griffith first started tracking this work and posting on it and now it has become a full-blown published article. Congratulations! :)

That is wonderful! I followed that thread religiously and was sad to see it disappear - looking very much forward to reading this!! Congratulations, griffh!
Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: edubs31 on March 18, 2014, 07:44:53 AM
Updated the list to include our own Griffith Henninger who will have his first (but I'm sure not last!) article published this month. It's  on Alix's war relief work and will be published in Royalty Digest Quarterly. Longtime members may remember when Griffith first started tracking this work and posting on it and now it has become a full-blown published article. Congratulations! :)

Yes, looking forward to reading that!

Rappaport's "Four Sisters" I don't see included yet on the list. Or are we adding books only once they're released in full to the public?
Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: Petr on March 18, 2014, 12:47:08 PM
Margarita Nelipa's biography of Alexander III is at the printers and should be available for purchase shortly.
Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: grandduchessella on March 18, 2014, 04:25:08 PM
Updated the list to include our own Griffith Henninger who will have his first (but I'm sure not last!) article published this month. It's  on Alix's war relief work and will be published in Royalty Digest Quarterly. Longtime members may remember when Griffith first started tracking this work and posting on it and now it has become a full-blown published article. Congratulations! :)

Yes, looking forward to reading that!

Rappaport's "Four Sisters" I don't see included yet on the list. Or are we adding books only once they're released in full to the public?

I usually wait until the book is out just to err on the side of caution--title changes, etc...
Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: TimM on March 18, 2014, 04:55:52 PM
This list is a wonderful idea.  We really have a group of talented authors here.
Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: TimM on March 22, 2014, 05:28:33 PM
Out of curiosity, if my story, Bid Time Return, ever got published, would I be added here.  Granted my story is Science Fiction, but it DOES involve the Romanovs.
Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: grandduchessella on March 22, 2014, 11:21:26 PM
Out of curiosity, if my story, Bid Time Return, ever got published, would I be added here.  Granted my story is Science Fiction, but it DOES involve the Romanovs.

Yes, it would. Obviously, many of the authors who hang out here published works about the Romanovs or other royalty. But I listed all their books (at least the ones I know of) whether they are royal-based or not and it doesn't matter if they were fiction or non-fiction.
Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: TimM on March 23, 2014, 12:12:10 PM
Excellent.  If I eve get published, I'll let you all know.
Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: grandduchessella on June 15, 2014, 08:06:15 PM
List is updated to reflect the recent publications of works by Margarita Nelipa (belochka), Arturo Beeche (Eurohistory) and Helen Rappaport.
Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: Kassafrass on June 18, 2014, 11:29:47 PM
I had no idea that Helen Rappaport was on AP. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised - all the best ones are!
Title: Re: Authors on the AP Forum and their works
Post by: TimM on April 08, 2016, 01:56:41 PM
Whenever I get a new Romanov book, I like to look through the Acknowledgement section. 

It usually doesn't take me long to spot a name from this board.  I think it's pretty cool.