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Revolutionary Days (Countess Speransky)
« on: January 02, 2007, 01:47:22 PM »
Hey, all. I just picked up this book at the local 1/2 price book store and was wondering if anyone has thoughts on it. This is "The Lakeside Classics" edition, published by RR Donnelley & Sons, Chicago, December 1999. (No ISBN listed.) Thanks in advance.
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Re: Revolutionary Days (Countess Speransky)
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2007, 08:23:44 PM »
Yikes. 6 days and no one replied? Nobody knows of this book at all?

Revolutionary Days Including Passages from My Life Here and There 1876-1917 by Princess Julia and Countess Speransky, nee Grant Cantacuzene (Author)

Okay, well, I guess that'll be the next one I read. I'll let you know what I find out. I know you're all dying to know! ;)
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Re: Revolutionary Days (Countess Speransky)
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2007, 11:25:09 PM »
Sorry rjt about the silence.

I can recommend this little book quite highly. It is informative and very well written.

Enjoy!

Margarita
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Re: Revolutionary Days (Countess Speransky)
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2007, 11:16:02 AM »
I apologize if this is an ignorant question... is the Speransky in this book related to the Speransky from Alexander I's time?

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Re: Revolutionary Days (Countess Speransky)
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2007, 05:26:36 PM »
I apologize if this is an ignorant question... is the Speransky in this book related to the Speransky from Alexander I's time?

I will have to check.  :)

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Re: Revolutionary Days (Countess Speransky)
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2007, 06:12:28 PM »
Sorry, I did not see your post before. I have the book Revolutionary days, written by Princess Julia Cantacuzene,Countess Speransky, nee Grant. It is a very good book, she relates her ordeals in leaving Russia with her husband. Her husband was Prince Michael Cantacuzene, Count Speransky, AD to Grand Duke Nicholas Nicholavich. Her other book My life here and there, is also very good, and relates her life before she married the prince.

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Re: Revolutionary Days (Countess Speransky)
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2007, 07:14:02 PM »
I apologize if this is an ignorant question... is the Speransky in this book related to the Speransky from Alexander I's time?

I will have to check.  :)

Margarita


Yes Laura it appears that there was a family connection see p 65.

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Re: Revolutionary Days (Countess Speransky)
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2007, 07:34:33 PM »
Thank you so much Margarita!
That adds some interesting appeal to me! I appreciate the time you took to look that up for me.  :)

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Re: Revolutionary Days (Countess Speransky)
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2007, 12:28:05 AM »
Thanks, folks. I appreciate the input. I look forward to reading it!
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