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Re: Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson, by Peter Kurth
« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2008, 07:25:44 AM »
I hate to have to ask but what is the King Kong story?

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Re: Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson, by Peter Kurth
« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2008, 11:18:50 AM »
Micharl HR-  Blair claimed AA told him some horrible stories about abuse of the family in Yekaterinburg  when the went to see the film King Kong. He later admitted,  right before he died, that he made the whole thing up. I think most of us  doubted it to begin with. It was pretty gross.
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Re: Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson, by Peter Kurth
« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2008, 11:37:14 AM »
...gave me nightmares.  You have to wonder what this guy was thinking... he made some other really off the wall claims as well.  Really, do you think he ever even met Anna Andersen???
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Re: Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson, by Peter Kurth
« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2008, 01:54:42 PM »
...gave me nightmares.  You have to wonder what this guy was thinking... he made some other really off the wall claims as well.  Really, do you think he ever even met Anna Andersen???
I belive, I could be mistaken but they were good friends with each other.

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Re: Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson, by Peter Kurth
« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2008, 02:06:50 PM »
Hi Robert,

Thanks for that. The horrible thing is when I looked in my bookcase guess what I found? Yep, I seem to have that book and must havebought it many years ago and forgot it was here. Might skim through for a laugh.

Mike


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Re: Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson, by Peter Kurth
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2008, 02:26:11 PM »
As I understand it, from PRIMARY sources, they did indeed know each other and met several times, including interviews.  He just added a lot of sensationalst crap to sell his book, which he had worked long and hard to produce. A pity that all that work went for nothing.
 But this senseless thread is supposedly about Kurth's book, isn't it?
 And, Halinka, you really need to read more before posting- you are often mis-informed or just wrong.
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Re: Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson, by Peter Kurth
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2008, 11:38:46 AM »
Hello everyone!
 Rectently I got the book "Anastasia The Riddle Of Anna Anderson" now I'm writting my senior paper on anna anderson, don't worry folks. I'm not claiming she the grand duschess.

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Re: Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson, by Peter Kurth
« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2008, 12:54:18 PM »
Yes, Peter's book is wonderful.  Avoid the James Blair Lovell book like the plague.
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Re: Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson, by Peter Kurth
« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2008, 01:43:59 PM »
As a biography of the person Anna Manahan, the book is useful. I believe if you search the Anna Anderson threads, you will find out what errors, if any are in the book. The subject has been discussed here before.

I agree that the Lovell book is just about useless.

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Re: Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson, by Peter Kurth
« Reply #39 on: October 15, 2008, 10:48:51 AM »
Can I just third that... don't get near the Lovell book, it's shockingly bad.

I really enjoyed the Peter Kurth book... I have found his interest in AA fascinating...
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Re: Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson, by Peter Kurth
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2008, 05:36:40 PM »
Peter Kurth's book is generally a very reliable source of information, it is very well researched and Kurth specifies his sources in the notes at the back. Even though it is now known that AA was not Anastasia, the book still makes compelling reading.  Just be careful when you're reading to consider that Kurth is obviously biased in Anna's favour, which can result in selectivity etc.

The book you need to be sceptical of is Anastasia: The Lost Princess by James Blair Lovell - it's a minefield of mis-information.

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