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Who's read what?
« on: May 29, 2005, 07:01:56 PM »
Since I'm kinda new around here, and generally impressed with how much you guys know about the Imperial Family, I'm wondering who's read which books on the Romanovs. I'd like to compare notes, so-to-speak, and find out what to read next. (Maybe I can also figure out where you've found those photos I've never seen and the anecdotes I've never heard!) Here's my list:

Cover-to-cover:
Anastasia's Album
Anastasia: the Last Grand Duchess, by Meyer (Royal Diaries)
Anastasia: the Riddle of Anna Anderson, by Kurth
Angel on the Square, by Whelan
At the Court of the Last Tsar, by Mossolov
At Home with the Last Tsar (the exhibition catalog)
Camera & the Tsars, by Zeepvat
Fall of the Romanovs, by Steinberg & Khrustalev
Fate of the Romanovs by King & Wilson
House of Special Purpose, by Trewin
Kitchen Boy, by Alexander
Last Days at Tsarskoe Selo, by Beckendorff
Last Days of the Romanovs, by Wilton
Last Days of Tsardom, by Bykov
Last Diary of Tsaritsa Alexandra
Last Empress, by King
Last Grand Duchess, by Vorres
Last Tsar, by Radzinsky
Last Tsar, by Yermilova
Left Behind, by Buxhoeveden
Life & Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna, by Buxhoeveden
A Lifelong Passion
Lost Tales: Stories for the Tsar's Children, by Botkin
Memories of Alexei Volkov, by Volkov
Memories of the Russian Court, by Vyrubova
Nicholas & Alexandra, by Massie
Nicholas & Alexandra: the family albums, by Prince Michael of Greece
Nicholas II, by Lyons
Nicholas II: Twilight of the Empire, by Lieven
Once a Grand Duke, by Alexander Mikhailovich
Once a Grand Duchess by Van der Kiste
Private World of the Last Tsar, by Grabbe
Rasputin: a life, by Furhmann
Rasputin: the Man Behind the Myth, by Barham & Rasputin
Rasputin: the Saint who Sinned, by Moynahan
Rasputin's Daughter, by Alexander
Real Romanovs, by Botkin
Real Tsaritsa, by Dehn
Romanov Autumn, by Zeepvat
Romanov Family Albums, by Massie & Swezey
Romanovs: the Final Chapter, by Massie
Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy
Royal Russia, from the James Blair Lovell Archive
Six Years at the Russian Court, by Eagar
Thirteen Years at the Russian Court, by Gilliard
Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas & Alexandra, by Kurth

Bits & Pieces:
Complete Wartime Correspondence of Tsar Nicholas II and the Empress Alexandra
Jewel Album of Nicholas II, by Solodkoff
Lost Splendor, by Yussupov
Nicholas & Alexandra: the Last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia (from the exhibition)
Nicholas II: As I Knew Him, by Hanbury-Williams
Pered Rasstrelom, by Nepenin (in Russian)
Quest for Anastasia, by Klier
Rasputin File, by Radzinsky
Rasputin: Satyr, Saint or Satan, by Myles
Tsesarevich (in Russian)
Vospominaniya o Tsarskoi Sem'e, by Botkina (in Russian)
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Re: Who's read what?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2005, 07:55:51 PM »
S, you have a very nice collection.  You should be able to add alot to this forum.

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Re: Who's read what?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2005, 08:20:45 PM »
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You should be able to add alot to this forum.


Gosh, I'd be flattered if that turns out to be true -- I can't get over the level of debate, exchange, & civility the vast majority of this board contains!
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Re: Who's read what?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2005, 08:35:22 PM »
With your books and what you have read, I'am looking forward to reading your furture posts. F.

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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2005, 09:11:43 PM »
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Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas & Alexandra
Thirteen Years at the Russian Court
Last Days at Tsarskoe Selo
The Real Tsaritsa
Life & Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna
At the Court of the Last Tsar
Romanovs: the Final Chapter
The Last Diary of Tsaritsa Alexandra
Nicholas & Alexandra[/i], by Massie
Fate of the Romanovs
The Last Empress
The Complete Wartime Correspondence of Tsar Nicholas II and the Empress Alexandra
A Lifelong Passion
Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy[/i]


Hello!
    I took the liberty of coping part of your list, that is all of your 'listed books' with which I am rather familiar ...
    You have a number of Coffee table/picture books here, might I suggest you examine a few works such as Orlando Figue's A People's Tragedy  and Levin's biography of Nicholas II.  Unfortunately you did not mention most of the authors or editors of these books so it's difficult offhand to id all of them!
    There are many fine books recommended at this site and we are all eager to pick each others brains about the most recent works.

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Re: Who's read what?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2005, 12:12:40 AM »
Ooh -- good point, rskkiya! I've added the author/editor info I know off the top of my head.

Another thing that's interested me: look at the huge number of people close to the family who were compelled to write about them after the murders! Either they were all devoted friends and employees determined to right a lot of wrongs, or there was a lot of cash to be made off the death of the Romanovs...

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Re: Who's read what?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2005, 04:41:04 AM »
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Another thing that's interested me: look at the huge number of people close to the family who were compelled to write about them after the murders! Either they were all devoted friends and employees determined to right a lot of wrongs, or there was a lot of cash to be made off the death of the Romanovs...

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Re: Who's read what?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2005, 01:13:39 PM »
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At Home with the Last Tsar (the exhibition catalog)
The Last Tsar, by Radzinsky
Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas & Alexandra, by Kurth
Anastasia's Album
Romanov Family Albums, by Massie
Romanovs: the Final Chapter, by Massie
Nicholas & Alexandra: the family albums, by Prince Michael of Greece
The Last Diary of Tsaritsa Alexandra
Royal Russia, from the James Blair Lovell Archive
Anastasia: the Last Grand Duchess, by Meyer (Royal Diaries)
Anastasia: the Riddle of Anna Anderson, by Kurth
Nicholas & Alexandra, by Massie
Fate of the Romanovs by King & Wilson
The Camera & the Tsars, by Zeepvat
The Last Empress, by King
The Complete Wartime Correspondence of Tsar Nicholas II and the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna
A Lifelong Passion
Nicholas & Alexandra: the Last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia (from the exhibition)
Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy


These are the ones I've read. Next book I am planning to get is probably Marvin Lyon's book on Nicholas II and Queen Alexandra's photography books.

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Re: Who's read what?
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2005, 11:39:03 PM »
All of Marvin Lyon's books are highly recommended reading.



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Re: Who's read what?
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2006, 08:17:13 PM »
Since we've had a recent discussion on "books to avoid" I searched the forum for a topic on what other members feel are the best books on the Romanovs but this was the closest I could find. Here is my list of favorite reads:

Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie
The Romanov's: The Final Chapter  (Robert K Massie)
Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra By Peter Kurth
Romanov Autum by Charlotte Zeepvat
The Rasputin File by Edvard Radzinsky
The Last Tsar by Edvard Radzinsky
The Fall of the Romanovs by Mark Steinberg and  Vladimir Khrustalev.
Tragic Dynasty by John Bergamini
Once A Grand Duchess  by John Van der Kiste and Coryne Hall.
Peter the Great by Robert K. Massie

Fiction
The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander
The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry
Royal Diaries:Anastasia by Caroline Meyer
The White Russian by Tom Bradby

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Re: Who's read what?
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2006, 08:54:08 PM »
Nicholas & Alexandra, by Massie
Fate of the Romanovs by King & Wilson
At Home with the Last Tsar (the exhibition catalog)
The Last Tsar, by Radzinsky
Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas & Alexandra, by Kurth
Anastasia's Album
The Romanovs, by W. Bruce Lincoln
Imperial Dancer, by Coryne Hall
Little Mother of Russia, by Coryne Hall
Romanov Prophecy, by Steve Berry
The Amber Room, by Steve Berry
Lost Splendor, by Felix Yousoupoff
Michael and Natasha, by Rosemary and Donald Crawford
The Riddle of Anna Anderson, by Kurth
Peter the Great, by Massie
The Lost Fortune of the Tsars, William Clarke
The House of Special Purpose, by Christopher Hyde
Born to Rule, by Julia P. Gelardi
Alexander II, by Edvard Radzinky
The Romanovs: Love, Power, and Tragedy
Nicholas and Alexandra: the Family Albums, by Prince Michael of Greece
Toys of the Tsar's Children
Nicholas and Alexandra (both exhibitions catalogues)
Nicholas II-the Imperial Family
Six Years at the Russian Court, by M. Eagar
The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II
Romanov Autumn, by Charlotte Zeepvat
The Royal Diaries: Anastasia, by Caroline Meyer
The Kitchen Boy, by Robert Alexander
The Last Grand Duchess, by Ian Vorres
A Fatal Passion, by Michael John Sullivan
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Re: Who's read what?
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2006, 09:47:32 PM »
Thanks for bumping this thread up, guys!

I've updated my original post to include the books I've read since May... :D
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Re: Who's read what?
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2006, 10:32:56 PM »
One of the few Russian historical books I've read cover-to-cover was "Nicholas & Alexandra" by Robert K. Massie. I read other books, but not necesseraly from start to finish.

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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2006, 09:39:41 AM »
My Personal list :

Enquête judiciaire sur l'assassinat de la famille Impériale Russe - Nicolas Sokolov - Payot - 1926
Le tragique Destin de Nicolas 2 et de sa famille - Pierre Gilliard - Payot - 1921
Le drame des Romanov  - Michel de Saint Pierre - Laffont - 1971
Enquête sur le massacre des Romanov - Marina Grey - Librairie académique Perrin - 1987
La mort du dernier Tsar - Nicolas Ross - L'Age d'Homme - 2001
Le dossier Romanov - Anthony Summers & Tom Mangold - Albin Michel - 1980
La Fuite d'Alexis, fils du tsar Nicolas II - V. Petrov, I. Lyssenko, G. Egorov - La Martinière - 1998
Nicolas II , Le dernier des tsars - Edvard Radzinsky - Le cherche midi - 2002
La nuit de l'Oural, l'assassinat des Romanov - Pierre Lorrain - Bartillat - 1996
La Maison à destination spéciale - Valentin Spéranski - J. Ferenczi & Fils Editeurs - 1929
The Fate of the Romanovs - Greg King & Penny Wilson - Wiley - 2003
Précepteur des Romanov, le destin russe de Pierre Gilliard - Daniel Girardin - Actes Sud - 2005
The house of special purpose - Charles Sydney Gibbes / J.C. Trewin - Stein and day - 1975
Nicolas II - La transition interrompue - Hélène Carrère d'Encausse - Pluriel - 1996
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Re: Who's read what?
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2006, 10:30:17 AM »
Some of the books I've read and I'll give them my personal rating:

The Fate of the Romanovs: Greg King and Penny Wilson (5/5)
The Romanovs: The Final Chapter: Robert K. Massie (3/5)
The Real Romanovs: Gleb Botkin (4/5)
Nicholas and Alexandra: Robert K. Massie (4/5)
The Last Tsar: Edvard Radzinsky (5/5)
Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra (5/5)
Anastasia's Album
Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson: Peter Kurth (5/5)
Anastasia: The Lost Princess: James Blair Lovell (4/5)
I, Anastasia
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