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Offline violetta

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Re: In the Marble Palace
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2010, 07:13:32 AM »
I am also reading this book. I agree simply written and banal.
If you do not have good knowledge of the extended royal family, or, a good familly tree nearby, you will struggle with family that is mentioned.  Lots of going to church. Lots of regimental reviews and riding full gallop towards TheTsar.

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I did find one interesting thing, that I didnot know,  and that is Gabriel was imprisoned  in Gorohovaya Street, along with
GD Nic Mikail/GD Dmitri Constan/GD Paul Alexander/Ioann, Constantine and Igor Constant/Sergie Michael/ GD Elizabeth and  GR George Michael
[ please excuse the shortening of their names] He was released and lived. All the other were murdered.

Can anyone tell me anything about this prison please?

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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2010, 10:36:48 AM »
I am also reading this book. I agree simply written and banal.
If you do not have good knowledge of the extended royal family, or, a good familly tree nearby, you will struggle with family that is mentioned.  Lots of going to church. Lots of regimental reviews and riding full gallop towards TheTsar.

But
I did find one interesting thing, that I didnot know,  and that is Gabriel was imprisoned  in Gorohovaya Street, along with
GD Nic Mikail/GD Dmitri Constan/GD Paul Alexander/Ioann, Constantine and Igor Constant/Sergie Michael/ GD Elizabeth and  GR George Michael
[ please excuse the shortening of their names] He was released and lived. All the other were murdered.

Can anyone tell me anything about this prison please?



my advise to you is to learn more about genealogy of the romanovs or check facts while reading the book otherwise the book will be just a combination of some stories about parades in front of the tzar. by the way, the books simplicity is the book`s advantage as it shows day-to-day life of the imperial family.it`s a view of someone who was not interested in politics but led a quite life and was able to detect interestin g details of his and his family`s life.this is also an advantage

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Re: In the Marble Palace
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2010, 08:04:39 PM »
What in my post caused this reply?
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Re: In the Marble Palace
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2010, 06:47:53 AM »
you said that you`re not familiar with the family tree.i think that such knowledge makes reading more inteesting and valuable.if you know who is who it definitely helps

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Re: In the Marble Palace
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2010, 06:22:10 PM »
Dear Violetta,
I fear you missed the first word of the sentence, { if ].
I have a good knowledge of the imperial family and keep my well worn family tree with me and refer to hand made notices on various people, whenever I read a russian royal book.
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Re: In the Marble Palace
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2012, 07:39:04 PM »
I have things I want to ask about this book but didn't want to start a whole new topic so I hope it's alright that I post here.

Can someone who has read this book tell me how much information is has on his siblings and parents? If you were writing a book about Imperial Russia would you make sure to add this one to your collection? I ask because I'm considering purchasing it but won't if all the information on his siblings is only what is already on this site and wikipedia.
Arthur of The Last Russian Czarhttp://www.amazon.com/Last-Russian-Czar-H-Carpathia/dp/1600431690/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1438094724&sr=8-6&keywords=the+last+russian+czar&pebp=1438094722063&perid=0HY1DJMAWA2SXA4BFAJ3

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Re: In the Marble Palace
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2012, 03:09:56 PM »
I personally really loved it. It had some details about his sisters wedding for example.

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Re: In the Marble Palace
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2012, 04:05:53 PM »
I thought it was an interesting read - he has more positive attitude toward Empress Alexandra then many members of the Romanov extended family in their memoirs. Being a military man, he also provides some interesting detaiil about Olga's and Tatiana's role in regimental parades.

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« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2012, 05:33:09 PM »
Sounds good. Thanks guys. Does it have pictures in it too?
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Re: In the Marble Palace
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2017, 03:54:19 AM »
After an abismal experience I had with ordering the book from Eurohistory.com (I paid for a book that was supposed to be "in stock" but receiving nothing for more than 8 months, that were filled with pleading e-mails from me and deep silence from the other side, and thankfully in the end I at least got my money back) I am at an end of my wits of where to buy the book for some reasonable price. Amazon prize is around 200 (and more) dollars, which is simply ridiculous. Hoogstraten no longer offers the book either. Any advice? This is one of those books I would really love to have.

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Re: In the Marble Palace
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2017, 12:47:59 PM »
I thought the last time I was at van Hoogstraten, they still had a copy.

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Re: In the Marble Palace
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2017, 03:27:38 PM »
have you tried https://www.abebooks.com/
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The only copy available is about 150 dollars... still too much for me, sadly. (thatīs like a whole 1/3 of my sallary).

Teddy - I browsed through their Russian section just today and didnīt see it. Maybe I overlooked it?

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Re: In the Marble Palace
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2017, 05:51:50 AM »
have you tried https://www.abebooks.com/
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The only copy available is about 150 dollars... still too much for me, sadly. (thatīs like a whole 1/3 of my sallary).

Teddy - I browsed through their Russian section just today and didnīt see it. Maybe I overlooked it?

I have a copy of the book, issued in 1993. Ready to sell ))

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Re: In the Marble Palace
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2017, 01:46:21 PM »
have you tried https://www.abebooks.com/
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The only copy available is about 150 dollars... still too much for me, sadly. (thatīs like a whole 1/3 of my sallary).

Teddy - I browsed through their Russian section just today and didnīt see it. Maybe I overlooked it?

I have a copy of the book, issued in 1993. Ready to sell ))

I won't fight Ally for this one, but if anyone ever comes across another copy (one that does not cost 150 dollars!), please keep me in mind.  Thanks!