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Books and Films about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Topic started by: Ally Kumari on December 02, 2017, 02:24:24 PM

Title: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: Ally Kumari on December 02, 2017, 02:24:24 PM
The year is coming to an end and new books are coming in 2018!

The Romanovs Under House Arrest : From the 1917 Diary of a Palace Priest
https://www.bookdepository.com/Romanovs-Under-House-Arrest-Afanasy-I-Belyaev/9780884654544

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..".for the last time the former rulers of their own home had gathered to fervently pray, tearfully, and on bended knee, imploring that the Lord help and intercede for them in all of their sorrows and misfortunes." Thus the Archpriest Afanasy Belyaev described the faith and piety of the Russian Imperial family, whom he served as priest and confessor, on the occasion of the Tsarevich's thirteenth birthday. These selected excerpts from the chaplain's diary open a window into the souls of the now sainted Royal Family and the struggles endured in their first five months of confinement following the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II in early 1917. Russian cultural historian Marilyn Pfeifer Swezey sets the diary in its historical context and offers an epilogue to complete the story of the Romanov's journey to martyrdom at the hands of a Bolshevik firing squad in a Siberian basement.
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on December 05, 2017, 01:38:41 PM
There is a book in the works going to the publishers next year on the battle of Tsushima according to the Imperial Japanese navy page combinedfleet.com. It looks like it will be a very detailed account of the battle and the voyage of the Russian fleet to it. The author is using a number of Russian sources never used before. I have told him about Sablin's account.  Also Anna V's future husband was there, As was Sophie B's brother Peter does anyone know what ships they were on?, Lili Dehn's husband was a naval officer I don't know what he did during the R-J war. I will be mentioning the S.S. Fabrisky 2016 book. Did he serve in the Russo-Japanese war? Help would be welcome.
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: Kalafrana on December 06, 2017, 02:12:05 AM
James

This sounds good. Can you keep us informed, please.

Ann
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: Jeremiah on December 21, 2017, 01:25:47 AM
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To be released on January 2018
http://orthochristian.com/109341.html
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 19, 2018, 03:22:40 PM
To Free the Romanovs: Royal Kinship and Betrayal
https://www.amazon.com/Free-Romanovs-Royal-Kinship-Betrayal/dp/1445681978/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1516391791&sr=1-1&keywords=to+free+the+romanovs

When Russia erupted into revolution, almost overnight the pampered lifestyle of the Imperial family vanished. Within months many of them were under arrest and they became `enemies of the Revolution and the Russian people'. All showed great fortitude and courage during adversity. None of them wanted to leave Russia; they expected to be back on their estates soon and live as before. When it became obvious that this was not going to happen a few managed to flee, but others became dependent on their foreign relatives for help. For those who failed to escape, the questions remain. Why did they fail? What did their relatives do to help them? Were lives sacrificed to save other European thrones? After 35 years researching and writing about the Romanovs, Coryne Hall considers the end of the 300-year-old dynasty - and the guilt of the royal families in Europe over the Romanovs' bloody end. Did the Kaiser do enough? Did George V? When the Tsar's cousins King Haakon of Norway and King Christian of Denmark heard of Nicholas's abdication, what did they do? Unpublished diaries of the Tsar's cousin Grand Duke Dmitri give a new insight to the Romanovs' feelings about George V's involvement.

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Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: Kalafrana on January 20, 2018, 02:55:58 AM
This looks good!

I would say that the Kaiser did do enough. He offered asylum, but at a time when Russia and Germany at war the Romanovs would not have accepted it.

There were major practical issues for George V, given the difficulty of getting the Romanovs to Britain in time  of war, but Denmark and Norway were both neutral and much closer.

Ann
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: Ortino on January 20, 2018, 10:43:52 PM
Helen Rappaport's new book on the Romanovs, scheduled to be released in late June 2018, is now available for preorder through Amazon.co.uk:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Race-Save-Romanovs-Russian-Imperial/dp/125015121X/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1516509694&sr=8-6&keywords=helen+rappaport

Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: Ally Kumari on January 21, 2018, 02:05:41 AM
I wonder how much the two books will have in common, considering the topic is extremely similar.
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: Ortino on January 21, 2018, 04:02:23 PM
Ally, I get the sense the Coryne's book will focus on plots connected with the Romanovs' extended family and interpreting their emotional responses, or lack there of. Helen's book seems to be somewhat broader in scope and more "straightforward"--in other words, outlining the various plots, who was involved, and the results.
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Post by: Kalafrana on January 22, 2018, 05:07:45 AM
I looked for Coryne Hall's book on Amazon UK, but it's not available yet.

Ann
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Post by: Ally Kumari on February 21, 2018, 10:11:31 AM
There are two upcoming Romanov novels this year too:

The Romanov Empress : A Novel of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna
https://www.bookdepository.com/Romanov-Empress-C-W-Gortner/9780425286166

and


The Witches of St. Petersburg
https://www.bookdepository.com/Witches-St-Petersburg-Imogen-Edwards-Jones/9781788544030
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: Превед on February 24, 2018, 02:17:16 PM
The Romanov Empress : A Novel of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna

Let's hope the novel is better than the stupid, used-up title indicates. "The Baltic Empress" would have been much more fitting for a Glücksburg princess who grew up and ended her days by the Sound (entrance of the Baltic), reigned in St. Petersburg (innermost part of the Baltic) and holidayed on the Finnish coast, but I guess the title is chosen to trap American readers who don't know the difference between the Baltic, the Bosphorus, the Bay of Biscay and the Barents Sea.
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: Ally Kumari on March 17, 2018, 04:18:35 PM
The Imperial Tea Party : Family, politics and betrayal: the ill-fated British and Russian royal alliance

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Russia and Britain were never natural bedfellows. But the marriage, in 1894, of Queen Victoria's favourite granddaughter, Alicky, to the Tsarevich Nicholas marked the beginning of an uneasy Anglo-Russian entente that would last until the Russian Revolution of 1917.

As Frances Welch recounts in her inimitable wry style, the three extraordinary meetings that took place during those years, although well-intentioned and generally hailed as successes, were beset by misunderstandings and misfortunes. Whether it was the Romanovs suffering the draughty rooms and wet hunting expeditions at Balmoral, or Queen Victoria complaining about the food on her first and only state visit to the Russian Empire at the port of Revel, or everyone succumbing to seasickness on arrival at Osbourne House on the Isle of Wight.

The two families could not know, as they waved each other fond goodbyes from their yachts at Cowes in 1909, that they would never meet again. King George infamously denied his Romanov cousins exile in Britain when the Bolsheviks were closing in in 1917, but the assassination of the Tsar and his family horrified him, and whether or not things might have turned out differently if he had accepted their plea for refuge has been the subject of speculation ever since.


Bookdepository link: https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Imperial-Tea-Party-Frances-Welch/9781780723068?action=addToWishlist&status=welcome
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: Ally Kumari on April 05, 2018, 01:20:36 PM
There is a new book on Maria Pavlovna, unfortunatelly only in Swedish

https://www.hoogstraten.nl/theshop/product_info.php?cPath=21_22_43&products_id=1021
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: TimM on April 05, 2018, 05:56:09 PM
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unfortunately only in Swedish

Which doesn't do me much good.

You would think that these books would aim for a more international audience.
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: Nictionary on May 30, 2018, 01:38:35 PM
Just found out about this one:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33116011-the-race-to-save-the-romanovs
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: tsesarevnaanna on May 31, 2018, 06:01:01 PM
This book has already come out, but since it came out in 2018 I figured I'd add it.

https://www.amazon.com/Steps-Romanovs-Russian-imperial-1916-1918/dp/1986893278/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527807475&sr=8-1&keywords=helen+azar
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: Maria Sisi on June 06, 2018, 11:20:03 PM
According to Van Hoogstraten Eurohistory has a new book coming out written by Greg and Penny!

It's called "The Romanovs Adrift" and should be out in late July. It covers the lives of 80 members of the dynasty from 1913-1919 and includes over 300 images!

https://www.hoogstraten.nl/theshop/product_info.php?products_id=1040&osCsid=o4il0r31gokpnmd1qd3vhrke77 (https://www.hoogstraten.nl/theshop/product_info.php?products_id=1040&osCsid=o4il0r31gokpnmd1qd3vhrke77)
https://eurohistoryjournal.blogspot.com/2018/05/new-book-romanovs-adrift-russian.html

They also just published a book on Oleg Konstantinovich (K.R.'s son) "Death of a Romanov Prince" . It came out today in the U.S.
https://www.amazon.com/Death-Romanov-Prince-Terry-Boland/dp/0994583001/ref=sr_1_25?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1528345610&sr=1-25&keywords=eurohistory&dpID=51jPadar9WL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch
available at Van Hoogstraten on June 14th
https://www.hoogstraten.nl/theshop/product_info.php?cPath=21_22_42&products_id=1038 (https://www.hoogstraten.nl/theshop/product_info.php?cPath=21_22_42&products_id=1038)
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 27, 2018, 09:23:54 AM
The Two Lives of Grand Duke Michael

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A vivid and well-researched novel about Grand Duke Michael who briefly reigned as the last Tsar of Russia.
Fully illustrated to show the assets used and resume of important political and armed forces leaders of time.

No other books have taken a slice of Russian history and reinterpreted it to reveal a hidden story; one of survival against the odds and adventures that extend from Russia to the UK, Denmark and Estonia.. In The Two Lives of Grand Duke Michael, numerous historical high-ranking figures are set within an audacious plot in a `what if' drama against the backdrop of the First World War and which could have changed 20th Century history.

The allies plan to invade Russia, destroy the Bolshevik Revolution and bring back Russia to war with Germany on the eastern front. Lured by the idea of becoming the Tsar of the reinstated Imperial Rule, Michael is swayed by Lloyd George, Woodrow Wilson and Winston Churchill to bring him out of Bolshevik Russia to the UK. The purpose is to agree terms and incorporate Michael's `Prometheus Accord' for political renewal and freedom in Russia. The ensuing two-week journey provides high adventure and gripping entertainment as he journeys in exotic cars, battleships, sea planes and secret German submarines, and with the additional intent of secreting a multi-million pound hoard of Romanov treasures on the Yorkshire coast in the UK. It comes to a halting stop when, as history tells us, the Grand Duke Michael's attempts to defeat the emergence of Bolshevism is thwarted, and he is assassinated whilst under house arrest in Siberia.

Here the story is set for the author's imagined second chapter for Grand Duke Michael. He carefully crafts, in detail, the revelation of his survival. How he is helped by Sidney Reilly of MI6, and his second life in the UK under a new identity and care of the British Secret Service whilst working at Bletchley Park in World War Two.

https://www.bookdepository.com/Two-Lives-Grand-Duke-Michael-Michael-Roman/9781788034517?ref=grid-view&qid=1538057794291&sr=1-2
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: Ally Kumari on September 27, 2018, 09:25:47 AM
The Romanovs : Family of Faith and Charity

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Do you know the history of your family or of your country? Can you imagine how your ancestors lived? This book shares the story of the last Russian emperor and his family in which there are both happy memories and great hardships. In their daily life we find examples of courage, patience, wisdom, love, and faith. Their life was not necessarily what one would expect for an Emperor and his family; there was much more than fancy clothes and delicious food. They nursed the sick, ate porridge, kayaked along the Finnish coastline, and cared for chickens. Now we know them as Royal Martyrs: deeply pious Orthodox Christians who laid down their lives for the Faith, and as role models of Christian virtue who showed kindness even to the guards who taunted them.

Accessible and thought provoking, this beautifully illustrated book is appropriate for children aged 7-12, or for parents to read to children of younger age.

https://www.bookdepository.com/Romanovs-Maria-Maximova/9780884654681
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on September 29, 2018, 09:40:09 PM
A book i just found out about: "Lady Sybil: Empire. War and Revolution" by Simon Boyd  this is a bio of a English woman who worked at the Anglo-Russian Hospital and gets caught in the Revolution.
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: Ally Kumari on November 03, 2018, 04:31:53 PM
Russia: Art, Royalty and the Romanovs
https://www.bookdepository.com/Russia-Art-Royalty-Romanovs/9781909741553

The histories of the British and Russian royal families have been entwined for centuries. In the first publication to examine the relationship between Britain and Russia using artworks drawn exclusively from the Royal Collection, Russia: Art, Royalty and the Romanovs interweaves the familial, political, diplomatic, and artistic stories of these two nations over more than four hundred years.

From initial contacts in the mid-sixteenth century, through alliances, marriages, and two World Wars, up to the current reign, this richly illustrated book gives readers a glimpse into the public and personal dealings of these two fascinating dynasties. With new research on previously unpublished works, including Imperial porcelain, arms, costume, insignia, and photographs, together with paintings by both Russian artists and British artists working in Russia, this will be the first time that the uniquely interlinked narrative of the art connecting the two royal families has been presented in such stunning, lavishly illustrated detail.
Title: Re: Upcoming Books 2018
Post by: Превед on November 05, 2018, 07:31:38 AM
Russia: Art, Royalty and the Romanovs
https://www.bookdepository.com/Russia-Art-Royalty-Romanovs/9781909741553

The histories of the British and Russian royal families have been entwined for centuries. In the first publication to examine the relationship between Britain and Russia using artworks drawn exclusively from the Royal Collection, Russia: Art, Royalty and the Romanovs interweaves the familial, political, diplomatic, and artistic stories of these two nations over more than four hundred years.

Pandering to the Russian oligarchs across the park in Kensington? I find it quite ironic that they don't start the story with two neighbouring German dynasties (Hannover and Holstein) each succeeding to the powerful thrones of Britain and Russia in the 18th century.