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Life & Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna, by Bux
« on: June 26, 2005, 02:05:59 PM »
I just purchased (at auction) a first edition of this book.   :) I collect first editions. I am so excited, I had to post it. I haven't read the book yet. Anyone care to share their impressions of the book?
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Re: Life & Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna, by
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2005, 02:35:30 PM »
WOW! Congrats! That's an awesome buy  :)

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Re: Life & Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna, by
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2005, 02:39:36 PM »
I also have a first edition of File on the Czar and Gilliard.
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Re: Life & Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna, by
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2005, 10:38:20 PM »
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I just purchased (at auction) a first edition of this book.   :) I collect first editions. I am so excited, I had to post it. I haven't read the book yet. Anyone care to share their impressions of the book?


Well done lexi4! :D

Her trilogy was interesting to read. The most informative from my perspective was Before the Storm which dealt with her early upbringing and debut into society. Wonderful images were presented of her grandfather's estate.

While critics eagerly dispel her books, I believe they are worthwhile to have. Each book has something to offer the reader.

Enjoy your new acquisition! :)
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Re: Life & Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna, by
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2005, 03:26:06 PM »
I agree with Belochka. I think her bio  on A.F. is a very good book. You made a good buy. I  really enjoyed it. F.

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Re: Life & Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna, by
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2005, 09:47:29 PM »
Thank you very much. Could you please tell me the names of the other two books? I will be on the lookout for them. Thank you. I am really excited about it. Yes, every book has something to offer.
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Re: Life & Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna, by
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2005, 01:31:51 AM »
Hi lexi4,

The titles are:

1. Before the Storm

2. Left Behind

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Re: Life & Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna, by
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2005, 01:38:53 AM »
Thank you. I am sure I will.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely, in a pretty and well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow ---- What a ride!!!"