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Books and Films about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Topic started by: Dominic_Albanese on January 06, 2008, 08:22:36 AM

Title: Romanovs: Europe's Most Obsessive Dynasty, by Oliver Thompson
Post by: Dominic_Albanese on January 06, 2008, 08:22:36 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Romanovs-Europes-Most-Obsessive-Dynasty/dp/0752444212/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1199629079&sr=1-1

Projected Publish Date: May 2008
Romanovs: Europe's Most Obsessive Dynasty
by Oliver Thomson (Author)

Book Description:

The Romanovs—the second and final dynasty to rule Russia—have captured the imagination of the world like no other royal family. The mysterious execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his immediate family in 1918 further fueled this fascination. Yet the intrigue surrounding the family began centuries earlier with another notorious tsar—Ivan the Terrible. So-called due to his dramatic change in temperament following the death of his wife, Ivan instigated one of the most terrifying periods in history as he and his death squad Oprichniki violently tortured his country's people. Tracing the ancestry back to the marriage of Anastasia Zakharyina and Ivan IV of Muscovy in 1547, through the demise of the House of Romanov and up to the present generation, Oliver Thomson delves deep into the family’s lineage. Including maps, portraits of family members, and stunning color photographs of the main surviving Romanov buildings, this absorbing book charts the rise and fall of one of the greatest families in history.




About the Author

Oliver Thomson is the author of Easily Led: A History of Propaganda and From the Bloody Heart: The Stewarts and the Douglases.

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Product Details

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Tempus (May 28, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0752444212
ISBN-13: 978-0752444215 
Title: Re: Romanovs: Europe's Most Obsessive Dynasty, by Oliver Thompson
Post by: grandduchessella on March 27, 2008, 06:19:41 PM
I did a search and didn't find anything on the Forum so forgive me if this has been mentioned. Has anyone heard of this book or the author? It hasn't yet been released.

http://www.amazon.com/Romanovs-Europes-Most-Obsessive-Dynasty/dp/0752444212/ref=pd_sim_b_title_4

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Book Description

The Romanovs—the second and final dynasty to rule Russia—have captured the imagination of the world like no other royal family. The mysterious execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his immediate family in 1918 further fueled this fascination. Yet the intrigue surrounding the family began centuries earlier with another notorious tsar—Ivan the Terrible. So-called due to his dramatic change in temperament following the death of his wife, Ivan instigated one of the most terrifying periods in history as he and his death squad Oprichniki violently tortured his country's people. Tracing the ancestry back to the marriage of Anastasia Zakharyina and Ivan IV of Muscovy in 1547, through the demise of the House of Romanov and up to the present generation, Oliver Thomson delves deep into the family’s lineage. Including maps, portraits of family members, and stunning color photographs of the main surviving Romanov buildings, this absorbing book charts the rise and fall of one of the greatest families in history.

About the Author

Oliver Thomson is the author of Easily Led: A History of Propaganda and From the Bloody Heart: The Stewarts and the Douglases.
Title: Re: Romanovs: Europe's Most Obsessive Dynasty, by Oliver Thompson
Post by: Helen_Azar on March 28, 2008, 02:15:49 PM
Hmm... I wonder if there is anything new in this book...
Title: Re: Romanovs: Europe's Most Obsessive Dynasty, by Oliver Thompson
Post by: Robert_Hall on March 28, 2008, 04:50:06 PM
Indeed, what more is there to say?