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Re: "Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson" by King And Wilson
« Reply #45 on: December 19, 2010, 01:17:47 PM »
My copy is next to my elbow.

I can't wait to steal some time during this holiday season to read it.

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Re: "Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson" by King And Wilson
« Reply #46 on: December 19, 2010, 05:52:51 PM »
My copy is next to my elbow.

I can't wait to steal some time during this holiday season to read it.

Happy Holidays everyone!

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Same! (Well, except mine isn't next to my elbow).

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Re: "Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson" by King And Wilson
« Reply #47 on: December 19, 2010, 06:43:08 PM »
What about Canada?
As of last Friday, Amazon.ca sent out my copy! I should be receiving it by tomorrow (according to my tracking number)

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Re: "Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson" by King And Wilson
« Reply #48 on: December 19, 2010, 09:09:13 PM »
We hope you all enjoy it!

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Re: "Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson" by King And Wilson
« Reply #49 on: December 20, 2010, 01:03:17 AM »
Hopefully, my copy will be delivered to Chapters this week. 
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Re: "Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson" by King And Wilson
« Reply #50 on: December 20, 2010, 12:31:18 PM »
Unfortunately, my copy (ordered at amazon.co.uk) will not arrive untill the half of January. I hoped to get the book before the Christmas Holidays, but I am afraid it will be a little bit later. Oh well, I have something to look forward to.

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Re: "Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson" by King And Wilson
« Reply #51 on: December 20, 2010, 02:22:42 PM »
I got my copy on Thursday and finished the book Sunday morning and posted my review on Amazon.com last night. I really loved it!

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Re: "Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson" by King And Wilson
« Reply #52 on: December 21, 2010, 11:58:13 AM »
Mine still hasn't arrived.  Hopefully this week...
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Re: "Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson" by King And Wilson
« Reply #53 on: December 23, 2010, 02:33:42 AM »
Mine's here now at last. Looks good and "meaty".
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Re: "Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson" by King And Wilson
« Reply #54 on: December 23, 2010, 12:56:57 PM »
Thanks Greg ! I think we need closure on this case as lots of people believe in Anna Anderson (from Grand Duke Andrei of Russia, Princess Xenia of Russia, Prince Sigsmund of Prussia, Crown Princess Cecilie of Prussia...etc) and the escape. Even Sandro wrote that she must bewitched by the ghost of Anastasia to know so much information about the Romanovs. I look forward to close the chapter to this mystery.  :)

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Re: "Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson" by King And Wilson
« Reply #55 on: December 23, 2010, 04:23:20 PM »
Hello, people!:

                        I had promised to myself to never mix up in a new discussion here, since I was a little tired of reading I was a nut, I had delusion about claimants , I was a romantic and so on. I was on Anna Anderson's side and everyone knows it at the board, at least, the old members. But I think it's the moment to popping out again  ;D and state my position.

                       Foreign books are too expensive for me to purchase right now, but when I could read read the last Penny and Greg's work I'm almost sure I will be convinced about AA being FS.I said it for I read the messages of people who was very reluctant to accept AA as FS, just like myself  and they all saids that all their questions have been answered.If a so inquisitive mind as Bear accepted it , I think the case is now closed. I've once said that IF all the answers I had were answered by documents, I'll change my mind, and IF this book does, I sure will. The fact that AA wasn't Anastasia doesn't avoid my own life to go ahead (as I've said a lot of times to). In fact (another thing I used to say over and over), this ending of all the family of the Tsar at the same time in the basement of Ypatiev House, destroyed by a group of bloody revolutionaries fits much better with my own political ideas than an Anastasia hypothetical surviving. That's the reason for the explanation Helen gives us about "people wanting her to be Anastasia" doesn't works in my case. I DIDN'T want Anna Anderson being Anastasia. I'd rather like her being killed along with her family. It was more "romantic" than a traumatic surviving of a poor girl denied by her own family, always alone and struggling to have her own identity. This is not my idea of romanticism. The problem was the first time I saw AA's pic in a newspaper, along with a picture of Anastasia. My eyes went wide open and I say to myself: "Heck! But it is she!" . And since this very moment, I became AA's supporter, even before reading Peter Kurth's book. Even now it's hard to me not to see Anastasia into this woman eyes...I struggled for years with my wanting of GD Anastasia dying along with her family and what my eyes would see every time that someone published a pic of her. I didn't want AA to be Anastasia, but my eyes would said otherwise.

                          Then, I read Blair Lovell's and Kurth's books and I become 100% certain about AA being ANR.I didn't know how much evidence was in her favor, so, if before I was almost certain of AA being ANR, now I was able to kill myself before accepting she was FS, a person who was depicted as the exact opposite of AA herself.DNA must be lying. Even friends of mine who are scientist said me it was possible to fake it (and I still believe it, even if AA turned to be FS). I was also told that her accent was not Polish at all but Russian ) (a friend of mine who is Polish said me so), and that FS pics were heavily retouched. The people who said me these things were not connected in any way with the x case and didn't care a bit for someone being Anastasia or not. So, when Penny and Greg  informed that they were working in a new book about claimants I never imagined they will discover that AA was really FS. For me, I repeat it, it's a  very unexpected solution to the case.

                           It seems that, after all, I could breath again. Anastasia seems to have died with her beloved family and didn't suffer all the cruelties she must have if AA had turned to be her. Aunt Olga was not a bad woman. I was very saddened all the time I believed in AA's claim, for I couldn't understand WHY a so good woman I liked very much was able to do that to her beloved Malenkaya. This was one of the things that bothered me terribly about this case....

Merry Christmas to you all!!!
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Re: "Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson" by King And Wilson
« Reply #56 on: December 24, 2010, 03:45:34 AM »
Real Anastasia - I had never thought that surviving the murder would have been more horrible than being killed with the family.  That is a point of view that is new to me.

However, I think you have a good point.  It makes much more sense for the survivors of the Imperial Family to reject an impostor than to be "bad people" who would reject their own beloved Anastasia for the sake of money or power or pride.  It follows that Grand Duchess Olga would have done anything to accept her niece not ignore her.

Many would think that the "romance" would be in believing that Anastasia survived.  I have never believed that the woman who claimed to be Anastasia could really be the Grand Duchess.  That woman was slovenly and ill mannered and rude.  I could never believe that the real Anastasia would have sunk to that level, no matter how much she had suffered had she survived.  Anastasia was not a "child" at the time of the murders with no training, education, or sense of self worth.  The real Anastasia would have been 17.  Far to old to act like a the spoiled "brat" that Grand Duchess Olga and others found Anna Anderson to be.

I have not yet read the new book by Greg and Penney and so I can not comment of what they have said.  However, if the "final chapter" is now being closed, I hope that what they have found brings comfort to everyone and the truth to all.
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Re: "Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson" by King And Wilson
« Reply #57 on: December 24, 2010, 09:04:28 AM »
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I came to Anna Anderson from the opposite direction, having begun as a sceptic and remained so. The whole story of her 'escape' seemed so inherently improbable.  What interests me now is how someone who, to my eyes, didn't look at all like Anastasia, managed to convince so many people for so long. That is why I am looking forward to reading the book.

Ann

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Re: "Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson" by King And Wilson
« Reply #58 on: December 24, 2010, 10:10:58 AM »
I received my copy yesterday and have started.  As usual, Greg and Penny are about as thorough as it is possible to be and leave the rest of us in the dust!!

I look forward to their answers.  It struck me that Robert Massie said that there need not be more books on the subject...this is a case closed event!
So long and thanks for all the fish

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Re: "Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson" by King And Wilson
« Reply #59 on: December 24, 2010, 11:07:35 AM »
RealAnastasia

I came to Anna Anderson from the opposite direction, having begun as a sceptic and remained so. The whole story of her 'escape' seemed so inherently improbable.  What interests me now is how someone who, to my eyes, didn't look at all like Anastasia, managed to convince so many people for so long. That is why I am looking forward to reading the book.

Ann

The story of her "escape" was not so improbable for me. Argentina is a country of European immigration, and a lot of people who settled here, having suffered WWI and WWII escaped more miraculously than the story AA told to her supporters. I knew an old man (now dead) that had received a bullet in his head and had been lying under several corpses for some two hours. The murders (in this case, Russian soldiers at WWII), believed they had killed him. He waited until they went away, and then almost dead but not dead, reached a  house, where he was helped. The bullet had not entered in his brain, but only to the surface tissue.  He was cured by a doctor. he had the face almost all smashed a had some bullets in other parts of her body. He was hidden and healed, and then, his brother and him went half walking, half in charriot trying to reach France's borderline, what they did. They lived poorly and after a while, they took a ship and settled in Buenos Aries.

No; AA's "story" COULD have happened. But is just that it never happened.All that she stated could have been the way she did; it just WASN'T.

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