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[Which would you want] reprinted
« on: January 27, 2006, 04:21:56 PM »
If you may choose, three books, you don't have about the Romanovs, who must be reprinted, which three books would you choose?

I say:

Romanov Autumn, Charlotte Zeepvat.
The Complete Wartime Correspondecen, by N&A
A Romanov Diary, by Grand Duches Marie G.
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Re: Reprinted
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2006, 05:58:49 PM »
I believe the choice is obvious:

The Complete Wartime Correspondence, by N & A

. This compilation although it relies on translation (unless you own the Russian language copy) - is more valuable as a research tool and offers a first-hand account of personal events and feelings. The few copies floating around are very hard to locate at a fair price.

. G. D. Marie's translations are readily available second-hand.

. The third book (by Ms Zeepvat) is an English interpretation and rehash which carries serious errors. Not worth re-printing.  

Thanks for this question Teddy.  :)

Is there a reason why you pose this question?
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Re: Reprinted
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2006, 06:36:31 PM »
[quote Is there a reason why you pose this question?[/color][/quote]

Because I look for them.

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Re: Reprinted
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2006, 06:36:31 PM »
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The Complete Wartime Correspondence, by N & A

. This compilation although it relies on translation (unless you own the Russian language copy) - is more valuable as a research tool and offers a first-hand account of personal events and feelings. The few copies floating around are very hard to locate at a fair price.?

I have been assured by Greenwood Press that this book is not out of print -- only out of stock. They have plans to reprint, but only after they've accumulated a sufficeint number of orders. So if you're really serious about getting a copy, place an order with Greenwood Press!

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. The third book (by Ms Zeepvat) is an English interpretation and rehash which carries serious errors. Not worth re-printing.  

Can you elaborate on the errors?
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Re: Reprinted
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2006, 07:06:15 PM »
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Can you elaborate on the errors?


For a brief introduction, please refer to the thread that discusses her book.

Otherwise, with respect, this thread is not the appropriate one to continue this particular disscusion further.
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2006, 07:09:38 PM »
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Because I look for them.


Teddy,

Have you accessed sites like AddALL.com or Bookfinder.com? They may prove useful.

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Re: Reprinted
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2006, 05:07:01 PM »
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The Complete Wartime Correspondence, by N & A

. This compilation although it relies on translation (unless you own the Russian language copy) - is more valuable as a research tool and offers a first-hand account of personal events and feelings.


Hello Belochka,

What do you mean with the above??? I mean, ALL of the letters were written IN ENGLISH, as were the major part of the telegrams. So the only edition that would RELY on translation should be the russian one.

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Re: Reprinted
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2006, 10:07:36 PM »
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Hello Belochka,

What do you mean with the above??? I mean, ALL of the letters were written IN ENGLISH ...  


Hi Antonio,

Sorry, you are correct. I am used to reading Nikolai's State documents that were written in Russian.

Thanks for picking up this error of mine.

Much embarrassed!

Margarita
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Re: Reprinted
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2006, 05:25:25 AM »
Hi Margarita :)

There´s no need at all to feel embarrassed, we all have errors from time to time! It´s just that i get a bit puzzled remembering how strange sometimes seemed to me Alexandra´s english in those letters.

Best,

Antonio.
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2006, 09:21:28 PM »
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Hi Margarita :)

There´s no need at all to feel embarrassed, we all have errors from time to time! It´s just that i get a bit puzzled remembering how strange sometimes seemed to me Alexandra´s english in those letters.

Best,

Antonio.


Thank you Antonio, you are very gracious.

I agree with you, the English used does appear to be somewhat less than natural and free-flowing.

Margarita
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