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Alexei - Russia's Last Imperial Heir: A Chronicle of Tragedy
« on: August 23, 2014, 03:13:57 AM »
According to Helen Azar's Facebook page, Margarita Nelipa (Belochka) has a new book about Tsarevich Alexei, due out in 2015!  

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Re: Alexei - Russia's Last Imperial Heir: A Chronicle of Tragedy
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 12:09:18 AM »
Many thanks Dru for drawing the Forum's attention to my forthcoming book "ALEXEI: Russia's Last Imperial Heir, A Chronicle of Tragedy".

I would like to add that this book will cover the life of a privileged boy who expressed typical boyish behavior, his education, the tours with his father (as the Supreme Commander-in-Chief) during WWI and his progressive disease, which led at the end to his being carried down the stairs by his father to the basement in the Ipatiev House.

CHAPTER III discusses the alleged relationship between Grigorii Rasputin, the imperial family and Alexei by addressing the numerous misconceptions about their relationship that continue to be perpetuated.

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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 07:22:00 AM »
Seems very interesting. I'm looking forward to reading it.
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 07:50:34 PM »
Seems very interesting. I'm looking forward to reading it.

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Re: Alexei - Russia's Last Imperial Heir: A Chronicle of Tragedy
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2014, 03:47:17 PM »
I am looking forward to it too!

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Re: Alexei - Russia's Last Imperial Heir: A Chronicle of Tragedy
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2014, 08:11:47 AM »
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I would like to add that this book will cover the life of a privileged boy who expressed typical boyish behavior, his education, the tours with his father (as the Supreme Commander-in-Chief) during WWI and his progressive disease, which led at the end to his being carried down the stairs by his father to the basement in the Ipatiev House.

You have to feel sorry for the poor kid.  He had a horrible disease that no one could cure, and they, at the age of 13, he's brutally murdered (along with his whole family, of course). 
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Re: Alexei - Russia's Last Imperial Heir: A Chronicle of Tragedy
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2014, 04:35:24 PM »
Margarita

I have something you might want to look into according to the book "White Against Red" A bio of the White Leader General Denkin by D.V. Lehovich while at Stavka after he abdicated Nicholas changed his mind and gave his consent for Alexei to inherent the throne. The chief of Staff General M.V. Alekseev who got this letter didn't post it because it was to late.

Also Alexandra on a visit to Stavka made a impassioned plea to Alekseev for Rasputin to come and bless the troops. Alekseev refused and Alexandra walks off.

Alekseev who was chief of staff to the Tsar 1915-17 died in South Russia in 1918 according to the book "Between war and Revolution the Russian General Staff Febuary-JUly 1917 his diaries were put in the Russian Historical archive abroad or Russian Foreign Historical Archives in Prague Czechoslovakia post WW I. In 1945 they and other material were taken by the Soviets to Moscow. This included Denikin's private papers and the information used by S.D. Melovnov  for "The Red Terror in Russia".  I don't know if you can get Alekseev diaries and papers or even if they still exhist. They might be of help for you writing this book or even a future book or books on this period. I have read that no one has written a bio of Alekseev. I hope this of some use or interest.

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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2014, 07:29:19 AM »

I have something you might want to look into according to the book "White Against Red" A bio of the White Leader General Denkin by D.V. Lehovich while at Stavka after he abdicated Nicholas changed his mind and gave his consent for Alexei to inherent the throne. The chief of Staff General M.V. Alekseev who got this letter didn't post it because it was to late.

Many thanks for bringing this matter to my attention! However, I am aware of the letter and have already discussed it in my manuscript.

FYI, it is not so much the date of the letter, but the fact that General Alexeev did not wish to take notice of the communication that was penned by this particular low ranked army officer (Romanov).

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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2014, 06:40:47 PM »
Just to keep you all up to date, I am now revising the last CHAPTER and hope to complete the manuscript shortly.

This book will seek to tell the full story about Alexei's short yet tragic life. It encompasses his private world and also focuses on his experiences at the Front during WWI.

It is intended that this will be a fresh portrait about the actual events that transpired during the family's captivity at the Alexandrovskii Palace as well as in Tobolsk (which are largely overlooked) and finally in Ekaterinburg.

Effectively this work will be a wide-ranging discussion that concerns the imperial family's last years that relies heavily on Russian sources of the times.

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Re: Alexei - Russia's Last Imperial Heir: A Chronicle of Tragedy
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2014, 03:59:54 PM »
I will read your books on Alexander III and Alexei one day. On the Nicholas II section of this site I have a posting of the Tsar's air defense. If you have any aircraft related questions just ask me. Nicholas and Alexei did visit the seaplane base at Sevastopol on 13/26 May 1916 where a number of pictures were taken. In a number of pictures of the Sevastopol visit there is a tall man with a white beard in a Khaki uniform in the background. That is the Naval Minister Ivan K Grigorovich. I hope this is of some use or interest.

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Re: Alexei - Russia's Last Imperial Heir: A Chronicle of Tragedy
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2015, 05:32:27 PM »
I will read your books on Alexander III and Alexei one day. On the Nicholas II section of this site I have a posting of the Tsar's air defense. If you have any aircraft related questions just ask me. Nicholas and Alexei did visit the seaplane base at Sevastopol on 13/26 May 1916 where a number of pictures were taken. In a number of pictures of the Sevastopol visit there is a tall man with a white beard in a Khaki uniform in the background. That is the Naval Minister Ivan K Grigorovich. I hope this is of some use or interest.

Hoping that you shall take the opportunity to read my two earlier books! Thank you in advance.

I have already included a photograph of Alexei's visit to the Sevastopol Naval Base, where he looks at a hydroplane with his father. I must admit that I failed to note that Grigorovich was also in that photograph. Thank you for letting me know!

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Re: Alexei - Russia's Last Imperial Heir: A Chronicle of Tragedy
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2015, 06:40:17 PM »
I am glad to be of help. The hydroplanes/seaplanes I have seen in the pictures are Shetinin or Grigorvich M9s or possibly some M5s. Note I don't think the aircraft designer Grigorvich was related to the Naval Minister of the same name.

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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2015, 01:49:39 PM »
Looking forward to getting my hands on this one. It'll go nicely next to his "Four Sisters" on my shelf... :)
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Re: Alexei - Russia's Last Imperial Heir: A Chronicle of Tragedy
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2015, 05:47:06 PM »
Looking forward to getting my hands on this one. It'll go nicely next to his "Four Sisters" on my shelf... :)

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Re: Alexei - Russia's Last Imperial Heir: A Chronicle of Tragedy
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2015, 05:53:02 PM »
Confirming that I have completed and submitted the manuscript concerning Tsesarevich Alexei!

It will appear in the next few months, once Paul Gilbert completes all the necessary tasks involved in preparing it for publication.

Thank you all for your interest and remarks,

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