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Books and Films about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Topic started by: Belochka on May 13, 2017, 07:52:20 AM

Title: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 13, 2017, 07:52:20 AM
Hi Forum members,

Delighted to confirm that my fully revised work KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire, is now available in e-book format for pre-order on Amazon. The print version will be available shortly ....

My publisher's [WILDBLUE PRESS] description:

"At last a book about the so-called “Mad Monk” of Imperial Russia that lays to rest the myths and reveals the truth about one of the most controversial characters in human history while exploring the impact his murder had on a dynasty, a people, and a country.

Written in three parts, KILLING RASPUTIN begins with a biography that describes how a simple unkempt “holy man” from the wilds of Siberia became a friend of Emperor Nicholas II and his empress, Alexandra, at the most crucial moment in Russian history. Part Two examines the infamous murder of Rasputin through the lens of a “cold case” homicide investigation. And lastly, the book considers the connection between a cold-blooded assassination and the revolution that followed; a revolution that led to civil war and the rise of the Soviet Union.

Unique about this book on Rasputin, is that the author combines Russian heritage (her parents were forced out of Russia during World War II and arrived as refugees in Australia in 1948) with medical science and legal training. Nelipa relied on Russian-language sources that she translated rather than depend on the interpretations of others. Her primary sources include police documents and witness testimonies, an autopsy report, diaries, letters and memoirs written in their native language by the participants in these historic events. Secondary sources include Russian-languages newspapers and other publications from that era. The narrative is copiously referenced and augmented with photographs (including graphic forensic photographs) and other documents, some of them published here for the first time.

Step into the imperial court of a 300-year-old dynasty in its final days with one of the most fascinating characters ever to grab our imaginations, judge whether Margarita Nelipa makes her case regarding his death, and if you agree that it was “the murder that ended the Russian empire.”

See: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0716TZ41H/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=D0PHGFZE1C0NAS1YWZ96[/color]

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/sadbear/My%20Rasputin%20book%20new%20design%20May%202017.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/sadbear/media/My%20Rasputin%20book%20new%20design%20May%202017.jpg.html)

Thank you for your interest,

Best regards,

Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Inok Nikolai on May 13, 2017, 09:04:27 AM
How does it differ from the original version?
New research, new discoveries?
Please give us a brief comparison of the two books.
Thank you!
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 14, 2017, 11:40:28 PM
How does it differ from the original version?
New research, new discoveries?
Please give us a brief comparison of the two books.
Thank you!



Hello Inok Nikolai,

The Rasputin book on which this one is based was published in 2010 by a boutique publisher. Despite its small print run, it attracted a keen audience including several universities and schools who continued to express interest in the now out-of-print book. During the intervening period, I acquired several new archival files, documents (letters and telegrams), obtained new photographs and a clearer set of forensic police photos, some which have never been published elsewhere. Though the content is largely similar, the book presents strengthened evidence regarding the conduct of this murder and its aftermath. I also took the opportunity to correct a few minor errors and remove some extraneous material. My updated manuscript was recently accepted for publication by a large publishing house (Wild Blue Press) in the U.S., which will enable the truth about Rasputin and the manner of his death, to receive a wider audience.

Hope this helps,

Best regards,

Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Inok Nikolai on May 15, 2017, 02:54:42 PM
Spasibo!
That sort of explanation is precisely what I (and, no doubt, others) had in mind.
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: TimM on May 18, 2017, 07:31:08 AM
Looks good.
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 18, 2017, 09:14:26 AM
Looks good.

Thank you!
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 18, 2017, 09:19:20 AM
New details about my forthcoming book "KILLING RASPUTIN The Murder that Ended the Russian Empire":

With modification on my part - this is a page taken from my publisher's, WildBlue Press website that is currently promoting a fragment of text and one set of photographs that will appear in my forthcoming book ...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/sadbear/MY%20RASPUTIN%20book%20author%20publicity%20on%20WILD%20BLUE%20Press%20site%2014%20May%202017%20p%204%20-%20FB.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/sadbear/media/MY%20RASPUTIN%20book%20author%20publicity%20on%20WILD%20BLUE%20Press%20site%2014%20May%202017%20p%204%20-%20FB.jpg.html)

Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: LisaDavidson on May 18, 2017, 08:50:23 PM
Congratulations, Margarita!
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: wakas on May 18, 2017, 10:56:32 PM
I think I'm gonna buy your book, Margarita, as it looks pretty interesting. It's been a few years since I wanted to do it but it was always "out of stock" on Amazon. I'm delighted to see it's been reprinted, and with new infos inside :)
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 19, 2017, 07:06:18 PM
Congratulations, Margarita!

Thank you very much Lisa!
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 19, 2017, 07:08:37 PM
I think I'm gonna buy your book, Margarita, as it looks pretty interesting. It's been a few years since I wanted to do it but it was always "out of stock" on Amazon. I'm delighted to see it's been reprinted, and with new infos inside :)

I am glad that you have made this decision. Thank you in advance!
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on May 19, 2017, 07:30:37 PM
This book is on my must read list Margarita.
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 21, 2017, 07:59:26 PM
This book is on my must read list Margarita.

I appreciate it!

Best regards,

Margarita
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 22, 2017, 09:08:34 PM
Thrilled to share the first review for "KILLING RASPUTIN" ...

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Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 28, 2017, 08:40:22 PM
Only three days to go before my book is launched by Wild Blue Press ...

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Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: rudy3 on May 29, 2017, 02:29:58 AM
Only three days to go, before the Kindle version of the book should reach my inbox..... Really looking forward to this new edition of a very good original edition.
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 29, 2017, 06:49:32 PM
Only three days to go, before the Kindle version of the book should reach my inbox..... Really looking forward to this new edition of a very good original edition.

Thank you for letting me know.

Margarita
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on May 31, 2017, 08:05:48 PM
The e-book: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended the Russian Empire is now available for purchase and the softback format will become available for purchase shortly:

See: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0716TZ41H/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=D0PHGFZE1C0NAS1YWZ96

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/sadbear/My%20RASPUTIN%20book%20-%20Day%202%20promotion%201%20June%202017.jpg)

Thank you in advance,

Best regards,

Margarita Nelipa

Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: rudy3 on June 01, 2017, 04:30:42 AM
The Kindle edition arrived, one day before schedule, so I am very happy. However, I advice to go for the real book, as the Kindle edition lacks most of the pictures. Only a view pictures are reproduced, and the link: View more photos online at ... does not go anywhere. It is a pity to read in the text about photos you are not able to see. This, though, only little diminishes the value and interest of the book itself!
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on June 01, 2017, 05:52:33 AM
Thank you for letting me know Rudy. I have informed my publisher and hope this issue will be resolved as soon as practicable.

Regards,

Margarita
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on June 04, 2017, 09:43:51 PM
Now that the softback and kindle editions are available on Amazon, I thought it would be helpful to provide members on this Forum with the Table of Contents of "KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder that Ended the Russian Empire", just click on the image to enlarge it ...

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Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on June 09, 2017, 08:45:28 PM
I really like the front and back covers of the softback edition that was created by my publisher, Wild Blue Press. Simply click on the image below to enlarge it ...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/sadbear/My%20RASPUTIN%20book%20-%202017-6%20front%20and%20back%20cover.jpg)

Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on June 21, 2017, 06:33:41 PM
Absolutely delighted with this five star review (in part) on Amazon that was provided by a retired English professor:


"a well-researched, in-depth exposition of the unique, mysterious, historic figure, Rasputin. I was impressed with the breadth of research as well as the orderly presentation that author Margarita Nelipa uses to present her case. Indeed, this tome could well be a college level textbook!"

Thank you very much!

Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Geniebeanie on June 27, 2017, 07:58:51 PM
I just started reading this book on my kindle fire.  It is a enjoyable read. Miami about a quarter done.
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on June 29, 2017, 07:30:16 AM
I just started reading this book on my kindle fire.  It is a enjoyable read. Miami about a quarter done.

Thank you for purchasing the e-book and letting me know that you did so. I hope you will continue to enjoy reading it to its end. Your feedback on Amazon would be appreciated.

Best regards,

Margarita
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Galitzine on August 04, 2017, 05:23:40 AM
RASPUTIN  by Douglas SMITH (published 2017 by Pan MacMillan)  is the definitive, comprehensive & best researched work on this subject. Also it's very readable. I urge anyone interested in  the true story of Grigory Efimovich to read this book.
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on August 19, 2017, 06:44:15 PM
Did you know that there is an audio book edition available?

See: https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Rasputin-Murder-Russian-Empire/dp/B074JJ8STK/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1494708034&sr=8-1

Thanks in advance for your interest in my work.

Regards,

Margarita Nelipa
Title: Re: KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire
Post by: Belochka on September 03, 2017, 01:55:52 AM
Thanking John Blackburn for his recent 5 star review:

"This is the best and most comprehensive account of the events that befell Rasputin that I have had the pleasure of reading. Every point that the author has presented is backed up with relevant evidence.

This book is filled with historical information, be sure this is not a 'light and fluffy' account of the 'mad monk', this is a serious analysis of the time period in Russia and what led to the events surrounding Rasputin's death. This books questions previously held misconceptions and challenges the reader.

Would highly recommend to a scholarly audience or Russian history buffs!
"

Margarita Nelipa