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Books and Films about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Topic started by: Alberto on December 07, 2004, 10:14:16 AM

Title: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Alberto on December 07, 2004, 10:14:16 AM
Hello

I would like the opinion of all you about the book "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy", please.
Is it a good book?
By by A. N. Bokhanov, Manfred, Dr Knodt, Lyudmila Xenofontova, Zinaida Peregudova, Lyubov Tyutyunnik, Lyudmila Xenofontova, Alexander Bokhanov.
Thank you

Alberto

:D
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Abby on December 07, 2004, 10:20:23 AM
It is my favorite Romanov book ever!! I love it. It is filled with really great pictures and has a pretty concise story but the best part is all the PICTURES....

Beautiful beautiful book, IMO!
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Alberto on December 07, 2004, 10:43:18 AM
Thank you, Abby

but how does it compare with "The Camera and the Tsar" and other recent Romanov picture books?
I mean: does this book have never-seen-in-other-places pictures?
And what about the text? Is it good?
Thank you very much indeed

Alberto
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Laura Mabee on December 07, 2004, 11:05:33 AM
This book is a must for all Romanov collections!
The pictures are beautiful as well as the info inside!
I have yet to get Camera of the Tsars but... I know this book is worth your time~!

Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Abby on December 07, 2004, 11:15:05 AM
I have both books..Hmm I think there are some pictures which are exclusive to "Love, Power, and Tragedy". I know some of the pictures in that book I have also seen in "Royal Russia" and "The Romanov Family Albums" but I think LPT has the most photos and there are definitley some rare ones in there.

The text is thorough, the font is large and it is easy to follow along. It gives a good, clear story of the family's life and doesn't go into heavy detail about the aftermath of the murder, but that can be found in a lot of other books and this one was not meant to be a novel.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Dasha on December 07, 2004, 11:37:00 AM
To echo the sentiments of the pervious posters, the book IS A MUST HAVE FOR ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN THE ROMANOVS.  I bought it a month ago, and it a wonderful addition to my collection of books on the topic.  It has great pictures as well.  You can find it at pretty reasonable prices on www.half.com  

Dasha
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Sarai on December 07, 2004, 11:37:54 AM
Alberto,
I agree, this book is a definite must have. Highly recommended! It is my favorite of the Romanov picture books. It is definitely bigger than Camera and the Tsars and has tons more pictures. It concentrates on the immediate family of Nicholas II (wife and children) and has a great deal of rare photographs, and even copies of letters and pictures of other artifacts. It covers Nicholas and Alexandra all the way from their childhoods to their deaths, as well as their children. Definitely a lovely book and dare I say in my opinion it is the best Romanov picture book. You can look through other threads around here with titles such as "Recommendations" and "Best Romanov Picture Books" and you will see it is always highly recommended!
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Alberto on December 07, 2004, 01:09:35 PM
Thank you very much for the replies!  :D
I have no choice now, I will buy the book!!!
I am looking forward to having it in my hands!
But what about another Romanov picture book: "Nicholas and Alexandra The Last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia "???
Is it worth buying it as well?
Thanks!
Bye

Alberto
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: anna on December 07, 2004, 02:29:51 PM
Alberto,

The book Nicholas and Alexandra- the last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia is absolutely worth buying!

It is a catalogue of the N&A exhibition from the State Hermitage Museum and the SARF.
Not only about the IF but also detailed descriptions of paintings, furniture, costumes, icons etc etc. I love it!!

I know books are expensive and not everyone can afford them, but the books mentioned before are real must haves. You pick them up time after time, not only reading, also just looking at the photo's. These are not books you read in one or two days. It would be a pity to get them over and over from the library. Try to buy them secondhand, Ebay or other channels, saves you a lot of money.
I got this book really cheap in an outlet store. I don't know how others feel, but I can be as happy as a child when I finally lay hands on the book, I was searching, for a reasonable price.

Anna
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Belochka on December 07, 2004, 09:36:34 PM
Both books are excellent.

All of Bokhanov's publications are always worth consideration.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Agneschen on December 28, 2004, 05:05:06 PM
I bought mine only today. Great book & wonderful pics ! some misidentified though ...
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Martyn on December 29, 2004, 06:05:10 AM
Going to be controversial here...I paid a lot of money for a second hand copy of 'Love Power and Tragedy' and I rather regretted that I had paid so much money for it.  I like the book, but it isn't a favourite of mine.
Now, 'Camera and the Tsars' - well I wasn't expecting much when I bought it and I have to say that it is one of my favourites.  So many wonderful pictures and featuring less well known members of the family, which appealed to me.
I think that if Nicky, Alix and their children are your focus, then 'Love, Power and Tragedy' is the book for you.  if you are interested in the whole Romanov clan, go for 'Camera and the Tsars' - plus I love the short but often pithy comments that accompany the images.
Beter still, if you an afford it, buy both!
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: felix on December 29, 2004, 02:57:39 PM
It's a great book no collection can do without it.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Martyn on December 29, 2004, 06:06:47 PM
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It's a great book no collection can do without it.


Which one? 'Love, Power & Tragedy'?  Well my collection would have been better without it; I could have bought several other books that I really want for the price that I paid for that single tome....
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Belochka on December 29, 2004, 10:18:58 PM
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Which one? 'Love, Power & Tragedy'?  Well my collection would have been better without it; I could have bought several other books that I really want for the price that I paid for that single tome....


Hi Martyn,

Why do you dislike Love Power and Tragedy? I thought it was a finely presented book. I purchased my copy in Paris of all places for only a few Euros. It came with a plastic protector to seal the bargain! ;D
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Martyn on December 30, 2004, 08:32:11 AM
Hi Belochka
I have left my copy at work (along with some other reference books that I was using for a production) and thus can't refresh my memory as to just what it is that didn't please me about this book.
I return to work on Jan 4th and I will take a look at it.  If in any way my antipathy has diminished, I will revise what I have written (and eat humble pie if necessary)
But, our tastes do not always converge (evinced in so many other threads) and I amy just retain my original opinion.
Is that okay?
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Silja on December 30, 2004, 02:38:43 PM
I also think it's a must!
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Belochka on December 30, 2004, 08:10:21 PM
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Hi Belochka
 (and eat humble pie if necessary)
But, our tastes do not always converge (evinced in so many other threads) and I amy just retain my original opinion. Is that okay?


Hi Martyn,

Consuming Humble pie can be a delicious experience .... ;)

I would hate for you to agree with me on all issues. Its much more fun when we can diversify from time to time. ;D Thanks for supporting me on some issues. I appreciate it. ;D
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Svetabel on December 31, 2004, 05:58:20 AM
I myself a great fan of A.Bokhanov books and have some of them in my collection.
"Love,Power .." is really a worth-to-read edition .The text is marvellous,the pictures are even more. The style of A.Bokhanov`s narration is rather different from others authors. He often creates stories based only on private correspondence,diaries,journals of The Romanovs and their relatives - so he tries to "live" and "feel" like the heroes of his books. A very exciting method though it has certain defects sometimes. "Emperor Alexander III","Emperor Nikolai II", "The Romanovs:Intimate Secrets" are excellent books,very informative,perfectly illustrated. But I should say that the author definitely has his favourite and unfavoruite heroes .It can be easily understood - everyone has a right for his own point of view.
Nevertheless I recommend Bokhanov`s books to all who want to know a true-story of The Romanovs.

Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Martyn on December 31, 2004, 10:28:17 AM
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Hi Martyn,

Consuming Humble pie can be a delicious experience .... ;)

I would hate for you to agree with me on all issues. Its much more fun when we can diversify from time to time. ;D Thanks for supporting me on some issues. I appreciate it. ;D


Believe me, I have consumed enough in my lifetime to know exactly what it tastes like!  I can almost smell a fresh helping being prepared for me!
Diversity is what makes this Board interesting.  I try to support people and issues with which I find myself in agreement and it would seem, Belochka, that most of the time we share similar opinions; I am grateful for your thanks.
And you are right, there is no harm in disagreement, if courtesy is observed and sensitivity is exercised (does that sound pompous? Must be my age..)
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Belochka on December 31, 2004, 08:21:32 PM
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And you are right, there is no harm in disagreement, if courtesy is observed and sensitivity is exercised (does that sound pompous? Must be my age..)


It's called respect for all human beings ... hopefully we all have something worthwhile to share on this forum. Such a trait does not only come with maturity ...   ;) it is learned from youthful life experiences as well.




Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Martyn on January 01, 2005, 09:07:31 AM
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It's called respect for all human beings ... hopefully we all have something worthwhile to share on this forum. Such a trait does not only come with maturity ...   ;) it is learned from youthful life experiences as well.

 




I felt very humbled in reading some of the members' posts, in the Discussion Forum section, Forum Members, to learn of the diverse interests and occupations of others who post here.  It is a privilege to be permitted to join with everyone here and to exchange ideas, be they serious or light-hearted.
At the risk of sounding unctuous, I hope that we can all mantain the respect that Belochka talks of and continue to enjoy the varied and informative contributions of all the members.

Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Yoyo on January 03, 2005, 05:17:14 PM
It is almost exclusively about NAOTMAA and a must have for all Romanov collectors; I have a copy myself and have read and looked through it many times. However, I thought it leaned a bit too much to hagiography and thus gave a bit of an unrealistic picture of the IF.
Yoyo
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: grandduchessella on January 04, 2005, 09:10:14 AM
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I felt very humbled in reading some of the members' posts, in the Discussion Forum section, Forum Members, to learn of the diverse interests and occupations of others who post here.  It is a privilege to be permitted to join with everyone here and to exchange ideas, be they serious or light-hearted.
At the risk of sounding unctuous, I hope that we can all mantain the respect that Belochka talks of and continue to enjoy the varied and informative contributions of all the members.



Tha's always a worthy goal.  :)  I think we've all been doing really well lately. Maybe it's the whole 'good will towards men' aspect of the year. I think we are equally privileged to have you here Martyn--with your background you've provided many worthy insights that I always enjoy--especially on jewelry which is a burgeoning interest of mine.

I myself love LPAT but as you say, individual tastes. I would've preferred a different hue towards some of the photos--too much sepia for my taste--but any book that has such large photos of Ella goes right on the keeper shelf.  :) I'd had to buy it sight-unseen when I lived in Germany and had to buy all my books online. Luckily I didn't mind this one--it was in a huge order of royal books I bought that totalled an obscene amount. Luckily for me, I handle the money in the household.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: BobAtchison on January 04, 2005, 10:11:18 AM
Did your book fall apart?  Mine did, the binding came apart and it's a mess.  I wonder if they used an inexpensive printer.

Bob
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Janet_W. on January 04, 2005, 12:12:38 PM
Bob, that has been one of my own concerns about Love, Power and Tragedy . . . I try to handle all of my books as carefully as possible, but this one is particularly vulnerable. I don't know much about binding, but I'm guessing it's the number of pages and possibly the weight of the paper, plus an overly tight constriction, which have contributed to the problem.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Martyn on January 05, 2005, 09:41:02 AM
Mine was sadly not new when I purchased it and it is in a bit of a state.  That may have been a contributory factor to my dissatisfaction with the book.
Belochka, I'm not sure that this will qualify for humble pie but I do think that it is an interesting book.  Having taken another look at it, I am no more enamoured than when I first received it.  I am slightly wary of admitting that for me it has too much emphasis on Nicholas, Alix and their immediate family; I would have preferred the inclusion of more members of the Romanov family but that is simply my opinion.
As I explained, I bought the book online and unseen.  That is always a gamble. I think that if I had had the chance to view it first I might not have purchased it.  That is just my opinion for what it is worth; I'm glad to read nonetheless that so many of you enjoyed the book so much........
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: grandduchessella on January 05, 2005, 10:06:29 AM
I still love the book but do agree with you Martyn that other members of the family are sadly neglected. It's called LP&T and specifically states that it's about N&A and their family so that's to be expected. Yet, I wish there were more out there (ala Charlotte Zeepvatt's invaluable Camera and the Tsars for photos and Romanov Autumn for essays) which dealt with other family members as well. There are some fascinating characters out there!
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Martyn on January 05, 2005, 06:09:15 PM
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I still love the book but do agree with you Martyn that other members of the family are sadly neglected. It's called LP&T and specifically states that it's about N&A and their family so that's to be expected. Yet, I wish there were more out there (ala Charlotte Zeepvatt's invaluable Camera and the Tsars for photos and Romanov Autumn for essays) which dealt with other family members as well. There are some fascinating characters out there!


Oh I agree entirely.  I bought the book, as I said, sight unseen and perhaps did not know that the focus would be on them.  They are not really the focus of my interest unfortunately... I , like you, really wish that there were more works like 'Camera and the Tsars' and 'Romanov Autumn' as they really covered some of the characters who do interest me.  I know that these books have their detractors, but they are much valued in my library and I really wish they had more company!
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Belochka on January 13, 2005, 07:20:24 PM
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Did your book fall apart?  Mine did, the binding came apart and it's a mess.  I wonder if they used an inexpensive printer.

Bob


Fortunately not ... maybe its the heat in Texas? ;)
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Martyn on January 14, 2005, 04:52:45 AM
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Fortunately not ... maybe its the heat in Texas? ;)


Mine is falling apart too, so the book does not perhaps like the heat of Texas or the cold and damp of Yorkshire!  A fragile tome indeed.....
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: moonlight_tsarina on January 15, 2005, 05:34:25 PM
Well, I think both books are very very pricey for somone my age, and maybe even for adults...but if you look on amazon.com ou can find the really cheap. i found the Nicholas and Alexandra for only 11.00~!
but i thibnk that if you were only going to get one, you should get Love, Power, and Tragedy.
I'm glad my books haven't fallen apart yet.. ;)
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: chintz22 on January 20, 2005, 06:29:03 PM
Hi All,

Love, Power and Tragedy is one of my guilty pleasures--I don't think it is written awfully well, some of the captions are dicey (but that could sadly be said of most Romanov books) and the paper/printing quality isn't the best and yet it is one of those books I seem to turn to again and again.  I feel like it is heavy on Nicholas and Alix and light on everyone else, although OTMAA are represented too.  I never read the book, I just look at the pictures and there are enough of them that this feels satisfying.  I haven't had any problems with the binding, but I think my copy is a later printing so that might be a factor.  

Best,

Sarah
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Teddy on January 29, 2006, 01:48:27 PM
You have The Romanovs, Love Power and Tragedy, by A.N. Bokhanov

And Nicholas 2, by A.N. Bokhanov.

Are these to titles, the same book?



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Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: otmafan on January 29, 2006, 05:57:27 PM
No they're different, but both are very good.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Belochka on January 29, 2006, 06:44:51 PM
Bokhanov has a number of different Russian language publications which bear similar titles Nikolai II and Imperator Nikolai II as examples.

The most recent was published in 2004 is not a picture book.

The Romanovs Love, Power and Tragedy is compiled by a number of co-authors available in English translation.

Each publication is different.  :)

Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Teddy on January 29, 2006, 11:46:32 PM
And Nicholas 2, by A.N. Bokhanov, what kind of book is this? Is this a textbook or a picture book?

And if this is a picturebook! Of how many pictures do we speak? And, are they rare?
Because I dont understand Russian I can't allow me a book, who is a textbook! It must be a picturebook.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Belochka on January 30, 2006, 12:20:41 AM
Hi Teddy,

Nikolai II Poslednii Rossiiskii Imperator (published in 2002) contains substantial Russian text. However it does contain hundreds of photographs each of which are described in both Russian and English.

There are pages of photographs that have not been broken up by text, and the reverse also applies.

The vast majority of photographs may be familiar (evaluation will depend on the extent of your personal collection); however there may be a very small cluster that may be unique to this book.

This book is large format and comprises pp 512.

Trust this helps you,

Margarita   :)
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: lovy on February 01, 2006, 11:13:03 PM
So are you saying that (besides the pictures) it's mostly on N & A's love story?
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: lovy on February 03, 2006, 05:17:45 PM
I just went on amazon.com and I clicked on it and you can look inside. Seems to have romance (most touching love story) and good pictures and a lot of fun to read. But I don't know where to buy it! On Amazon the costs are $82 upwards and in book stores like Borders, Dymocks, Angus & Robertson, etc, they seem to be out of print. It's impossible to get it for me!
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Ortino on February 03, 2006, 05:23:01 PM
I found it for ~$50 on both these sites. I know that that's not an amazing price to pay either, but it's certainly better than $82:

http://www.biggerbooks.com/bk_detail.asp?referrer=bbcj&AID=9467039&PID=284433&ISBN=095216440X

http://www.alibris.com/search/search.cfm?qwork=8964318&pwork=8964318&qsort=p

Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Sarushka on February 03, 2006, 06:00:38 PM
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I found it for ~$50 on both these sites. I know that that's not an amazing price to pay either, but it's certainly better than $82

$50 is a pretty good price. That's roughly what I paid for mine this summer.

Keep in mind that the original cover price was $69.95, so any price under that  is a bargain -- especially if it's out of print!
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Belochka on February 03, 2006, 09:59:56 PM
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On Amazon the costs are $82 upwards and in book stores like Borders, Dymocks, Angus & Robertson, etc, they seem to be out of print. It's impossible to get it for me!


Judging by the bookstores you name, I can confirm the book is not available in Australia. Although I could be proven wrong.

You will have to search overseas, like I did. I picked up a new copy in Paris for less than the issue price.

Margarita :)
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Ra-Ra-Rasputin on February 08, 2006, 04:55:09 PM
I picked it up in perfect condition for £5 on amazon.co.uk.  Might be worth checking, as many sellers are willing to post overseas if you pay the postage.

I adore my copy, though I would never have paid the full price for it.  I could justify £50 on shoes, but on a book, as much as I love them...no way.  Not on my pitiful part time salary. ;)

I think it's a great book, and definitely worth having.  It's beautiful and has so many unseen photographs in it.  It's not really comparable to Camera and the Tsars because they're completely different with a different agenda.  L, P&T is a series of essays on NAOTMAA illustrated profusely with many beautiful photos mainly just of NAOTMAA, and Camera and the Tsars is a photo album of the entire Romanov clan with only a very small amount of text explaining who the people in the pics are.  

The pictures don't overlap, so it's worth having both if you've got the money.  They're both great books.  If I had to rescue one from drowning, though, I'd save L, P &T, simply because my interests lean more towards NAOTMAA than the entire clan.

Hope that helps.

Rachel
xx

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Post by: imperial angel on February 09, 2006, 11:12:19 AM
The above post is very helpful, Thanks! I don't own this book as it is 80$ something on Amazon, but I have often thought about buying it, as I have heard it is the best of photo books.. ;)
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Ra-Ra-Rasputin on February 14, 2006, 11:42:10 AM
For all those living in the UK who want to get hold of a copy of L, P and T, check out warehouse_deals_uk, which is a part of amazon that sells brand new but slightly damaged items they can't sell for full price anymore, so it's basically like a sale.  It lists under used books.  I got my copy of L, P and T that way for £5, and the only damage was a tiny rip on the dustjacket that you can't see unless you look really closely.  So, if you keep an eye out, you just might find one listed.

Also, for people living in the vicinity of London, Quinto's just opposite Leceister Square tube station currently has tons of royal books in stock, I popped in the other day.  Perhaps L, P and T will turn up at some point?

Perhaps American amazon has the same service?

Rachel
xx
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Denise on October 06, 2006, 04:35:32 PM
Not sure if antone else is looking for this book--it is OOP now.  I saw on AbeBooks a used copy for $300, but Amazon US has a seller with new copies for $59.90.  Still steep, but comparable to the Amazon price last year. 

Just placed my own order.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Sarushka on October 06, 2006, 07:27:12 PM
Not sure if antone else is looking for this book--it is OOP now.  I saw on AbeBooks a used copy for $300, but Amazon US has a seller with new copies for $59.90.  Still steep, but comparable to the Amazon price last year. 

Just placed my own order.
I thought LPT was out of print last summer, but Rachel (Ra-ra) let me know it's still available from amazon.co.uk. The direct link is available on the LPT page of the APTM Book Finder (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=39). New copies on Amazon UK are 50 GBP, and used copies currently start at 42 GBP.

The Amazon US price is pretty darn fair, IMO -- Love, Power & Tragedy had an original cover price of $60 or $70, I believe.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Rachael89 on October 30, 2006, 02:31:43 PM
Sorry to bump an old thread, but I have a story to tell about this book.

First of all, I could never in a million years pay £50 for a book, it's just an  impossibility, so as you can imagine, I was delighted when I saw a copy come up cheaply on e-bay, I put a maxmum bid of around £12, and I was the high bidder - untill about 30 seconds before it finished, I was outbid and I was too slow to bid again, and it finished at 50p more than my high bid. I really HATED the person who won that book then, only for a minute but I was so ANGRY!

But anyway, I was very happy today, I found that my local libary had a copy, and I must say it's by far the most beautiful book I've ever seen! So many gorgeous photos, as you can imagine I'm probably going to be taking out that book every month now!

Maybe one day I'll earn enough to buy it.

Rachael
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Belochka on October 30, 2006, 06:27:55 PM
Hi Rachael,

I do hope that you will be able to own your own copy one day.

Margarita  :)
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Ortino on October 30, 2006, 07:21:28 PM
http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=803495995&searchurl=sts%3Dt%26y%3D0%26tn%3Dlove%252C%2Bpower%252C%2Btragedy%26x%3D0

There's a copy available on Abebooks for $50, which is about 26 pounds. Surely that's a better price than 50 pounds.  :)
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Ra-Ra-Rasputin on October 30, 2006, 07:45:00 PM
Oh, Rachael! How annoying for you!

If it makes you feel better, I managed to get mine used on Amazon UK last Christmas for £5.  Yes, £5.  Why so cheap? Well, because it was from Amazon's warehouse store and it had a tiny tiny rip on the dustjacket which meant it was faulty so they couldn't sell it for full price. 

Apparently they sell a lot of expensive books cheaply in this way, so keep Love, Power and Tragedy on your Amazon wish list and then check it every day.  I did the same for Romanov Autumn, and one day, after a few months of waiting, I managed to get a hardcover copy for around £10.

Happy hunting! You'll get a copy in the end! It really is a beautiful book.

Rachel
xx
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Teddy on October 31, 2006, 12:13:48 AM
L, P & T is a wonderful book. I paid a normal, but full price for this book. And I would do it again, because this book is wonderful.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Eddie_uk on October 31, 2006, 02:17:47 AM
I'm definitly going to buy this book!:)
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Linnea on November 01, 2006, 05:36:15 AM
I seem to be the only one who doesn´t like this book that much. :-\ Personally I do absolutly prefer Charlotte Zeepvat´s photo-book on the Romanovs to this one as it´s not only much cheaper but the photos are also much more varied and thus more interesting.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Sarushka on November 01, 2006, 06:49:03 AM
I seem to be the only one who doesn´t like this book that much. :-\ Personally I do absolutly prefer Charlotte Zeepvat´s photo-book on the Romanovs to this one as it´s not only much cheaper but the photos are also much more varied and thus more interesting.
That's very true. Although Camera and the Tsars is smaller and shorter than LPT, it covers the whole Romanov family instead of just NAOTMAA. Zeepvat's book is also primarily formal photos, while LPT is mostly informal ones.

It's all just a matter of taste. You must have a broader interest than many of us, Linnea.  ;)
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: imperial angel on November 01, 2006, 01:12:40 PM
Having never seen Love, Power, and Tragedy, I am not sure of which is better. But Camera and the Tsars does have many photos that you could never find anywhere else of members of the more obscure branches of the family, that are interesting in their own way. But, I am sure Love, Power, and Tragedy is an interesting book-everyone describes it so well. I think highly of Camera and the Tsars, you can look at it forever and ever, perhaps because of the variety.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Holly on November 05, 2006, 11:28:36 AM
I'll be getting LPT soon and am very excited. I don't think I'll be getting Camera because I'm really more interested in NAOTMAA than the whole bunch...
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Rachael89 on November 05, 2006, 01:54:10 PM
You've made a good decision then Holly, If you're interested in the last imperial family you'll absolutely love L, P & T, I've booke dit out of the libary and look through it every night, it's the kind of book you never tire of and always discover new facts and photos from.

Thankyou for all the kind words guys! I am on the look out for a copy, you never know, I may find a great deal like you got Ra Ra!

Best

Rachael
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Linnea on November 30, 2006, 11:42:54 AM
Rachel, there is a copy offered for only $ 5 at ebay, maybe you´ll have more luck this time? Here´s the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=005&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item=150065768652&rd=1&rd=1 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=005&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item=150065768652&rd=1&rd=1)
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Rachael89 on December 06, 2006, 02:48:24 AM
Hi Linnea

Thanks for the link! I was going to bid on it, but after it went to £20 I knew that I didn't stand much hope of winning and left it.

BUT, I have ordered a copy! I got a copy of Amazon.com, only £27 incluidng postage! So I am very pleased, as that is far cheaper than the prices I would hope to  pay here.

I'll let you all know when I get it!

Best

Rachael
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Rachael89 on December 15, 2006, 02:32:31 PM
God, I can't beleive it, there seems to be somekind of cosmic force trying to stop me getting the book. I have just got an e-mail from the seller who I brought the book off, and apparently, the book have been badly water damaged in transit, so they're refunding my money and I'm not getting it.

Oh well, back to the drawing board!

Rachael
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Sarushka on December 15, 2006, 07:59:26 PM
How irritating!

There are a few on amazon in the $55 USD range right now (plus shipping). That's probably a little more than you'd planned to spend, but it's less than amazon.uk and still fairly reasonable... :-\

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/095216440X/ref=dp_olp_1/104-4306997-2405548 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/095216440X/ref=dp_olp_1/104-4306997-2405548)
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Rachael89 on December 19, 2006, 03:46:36 AM
Hi Sarushka!

Thanks again for the nice response, I think I'll put off getting L, P&T till the new year now, and just be grateful that my libary has it!

I have been very lucky in another way though - just picked up a copy of the Private world of the last Tsar - only £3 (about $6) so I'm very happy to be getting that!

Best

Rachael
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Sarushka on December 19, 2006, 09:01:41 AM
Oh, so you're the one who outbid me?  :D

I already have Private World of the Last Tsar, so I didn't *need* it, but it was such a good deal I couldn't help bidding. I rescue good books like some people rescue stray dogs and cats. I'm glad this one found a good home, because I wasn't looking forward to paying for trans-Atlantic shipping!
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Rachael89 on December 19, 2006, 11:18:13 AM
Wow! That waas you, small world ain't it! Sorry I outbid you, I've been looking for a copy for ages though and I was very happy to get this one, especially considering I saw another go for about £20!

Best

Rachael
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Sarushka on December 19, 2006, 12:05:08 PM
It's a good book at a great price -- I think I paid about $60 for mine! It has a lot of photos you won't find in other books.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Sarushka on January 12, 2007, 08:00:59 AM
There's an ex-library copy of LPT on ebay right now for an opening bid of $19.95 with only one more day to go!

http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Romanov-s-Love-Power-Tragedy-Illustrated-book_W0QQitemZ250070555070QQihZ015QQcategoryZ378QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Romanov-s-Love-Power-Tragedy-Illustrated-book_W0QQitemZ250070555070QQihZ015QQcategoryZ378QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

I hope someone gives it a good home, so I don't have to! ;D
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: imperial angel on March 30, 2007, 12:28:43 PM
Going to be controversial here...I paid a lot of money for a second hand copy of 'Love Power and Tragedy' and I rather regretted that I had paid so much money for it.  I like the book, but it isn't a favourite of mine.
Now, 'Camera and the Tsars' - well I wasn't expecting much when I bought it and I have to say that it is one of my favourites.  So many wonderful pictures and featuring less well known members of the family, which appealed to me.
I think that if Nicky, Alix and their children are your focus, then 'Love, Power and Tragedy' is the book for you.  if you are interested in the whole Romanov clan, go for 'Camera and the Tsars' - plus I love the short but often pithy comments that accompany the images.
Beter still, if you an afford it, buy both!

I tend to agree with this. The Romanovs LPT is a great photo book, especially of Otma. It has pages and pages of photos. But, I learned much more from Camera and the Tsars and this seems to be generally cheaper and introduces you to some branches of the family you usually don't see. The photos in there are lovely. I enjoyed The Romanovs LPT, but would have to say Camera and the Tsars is better in my opinion. I am a huge fan of Otma and photos of them, but for me I had heard more about this book than Camera and the Tsars and disagree there, although I am glad I finally bought it.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Sarushka on June 06, 2007, 07:38:29 AM
A copy of LPT popped up on eBay this morning with an opening bid of $9.99:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150129948183&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150129948183&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1)
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Marlene on June 07, 2007, 04:11:27 PM
Postal rates went up in May here in the US.  Airmail has been replaced by First Class International as well as Priority and Express .. Surface mail has been eliminated.  No book rates.  The rates are fine because the seller is using a large flat rate box (which is $37 and change for most countries overseas).  The box's rate within the US is $8.95.  This particular book will not fit into a regular flatrate envelope ($11.00 for overseas except Canada/Mexico which is $9.00)

If the seller put the book in a regular jiffy bag (about $3.00 or so and adding the postage for First Class International - the postage would be about 25.00

I sell stuff on ebay and am having to refigure costs because of the new rates ... The loss of surface mail will hurt a great many dealers who sell overseas.

Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Robert_Hall on June 07, 2007, 04:58:43 PM
US rates to Europe are no worse than  Europe rates to the US. As Marlene mentioned, this is a large, heavy book. Of course it is going to cost to ship. This is why, when I buy books from Euro sellers, I have them sent to my UK address and then bring them back myself.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Marlene on June 07, 2007, 09:32:45 PM
However,  surface mail still exists from Europe to the USA.

US rates to Europe are no worse than  Europe rates to the US. As Marlene mentioned, this is a large, heavy book. Of course it is going to cost to ship. This is why, when I buy books from Euro sellers, I have them sent to my UK address and then bring them back myself.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Marlene on June 08, 2007, 08:32:39 AM


It was announced earlier this year that the USPS would eliminate suurface mail.  It became effective in mid-May
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/09/technology/09ecom.html?ex=1333771200&en=5b5744f90b6a6d5b&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

This does not apply to places such as Amazon which has worked a deal with the post office for international mail, but if you order a book from the US, from a dealer, for example, the book will have to go by air.


Surface mail has been eliminated.  No book rates.

WHAT?

Ack! Horrors!

*sigh*

(sorry)
 :P
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Laura Mabee on June 08, 2007, 08:55:29 AM
Wow.
That's some really rough news. Very interesting though. 
I'm happy Canada Post hasn't taken that direction yet. Although I imagine it will only be a matter of time.   :-\
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Marlene on June 08, 2007, 10:06:58 AM
However, Canada's rates, even for surface, are higher than US rates!

Wow.
That's some really rough news. Very interesting though. 
I'm happy Canada Post hasn't taken that direction yet. Although I imagine it will only be a matter of time.   :-\
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Laura Mabee on June 08, 2007, 01:37:41 PM
I think it depends on where you're sending it.
But I haven't had a problem with surface rates yet, and I just mailed something to the states the other day.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on June 08, 2007, 09:56:17 PM
I have just ordered LPaT for nearly $90, even though I've already seen it. It's that good.  ;)

Talk about expensive hobbies...
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Ena on March 13, 2010, 04:20:42 PM
This book is now on ebay, with one day left over on the auction.  Looks super cheap, unless someone steps in and bids high.  It's also bundled with Nicholas & Alexandra, the exhibition album. 

http://tinyurl.com/yjaeure
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Teddy on May 08, 2010, 12:23:54 PM
For those who is in search for a copy of "Love Power and Tragedy", I know a copy for EUR 62,50 excl. shipping. Who is interested, then you can PM me.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: AnastasiaNikolaevna on July 18, 2010, 06:38:27 AM
Hello! I was just wondering, has anyone ever read The Romanovs: Love, Power, And Tragedy?

I found it today at my library. It's an oversized beige book but the pictures are just WONDERFUL! There are so many of Alexandra that I've never seen before, even some of Olga wearing Keds!

I don't know how historically correct the text is but the pictures are great, so I would recommend it.

Thanks,

Bye!
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on July 18, 2010, 11:11:10 AM
This large book can be purchased on eBay sometimes at a very reasonable price, but depending on the destination (from the USA), beware the shipping costs! I have a copy, but have consulted portions only sporadically in doing a bit of research here and there.  This volume is discussed by title on the thread: "Books About the Romanovs and Imperial Russia," here on this Forum, and I would direct you there. There are presently 6 pages of comments.    AP.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: AnastasiaNikolaevna on July 18, 2010, 12:11:39 PM
Thank you. Yes, I tried Amazon but the prices were RIDICULOUS! I'll try Ebay, but I might have better luck finding it at my local used book shop.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Teddy on July 20, 2010, 12:10:41 AM
AnastasiaNikolaevna, if you read only this page, you could have read that Van Hoogstraten in The Hagque ( www.hoogstraten.nl ) still has a copy for just EUR 62,50,- (excl shipping). I think thats the best price.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Sarushka on July 20, 2010, 11:33:05 AM
There are also about half a dozen copies listed on bookfinder.com for $55-70 USD -- including shipping.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: AnastasiaNikolaevna on July 20, 2010, 02:17:17 PM
AnastasiaNikolaevna, if you read only this page, you could have read that Van Hoogstraten in The Hagque ( www.hoogstraten.nl ) still has a copy for just EUR 62,50,- (excl shipping). I think thats the best price.

Thank you!
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Griae on September 24, 2010, 01:58:28 PM
When I read about this book on this forum, I thought it sounded wonderful.
I searched for it and I found it on amazon.co.uk. It was expensive, on of the most expensive books I ever bought. (42 pounds, that is about 66 euro's, including shipping)
I decided to order it. Unfortunately, it got lost in the mail. The delivery service said they could not deliver it, and that they sent it back.
I informed amazon of this, and they were very nice, they send me another copy.

But would you believe me if I said that this one also got lost in the mail.  :o I phoned the help desk of the Dutch mail, but they said the postman deliverd it. I was home that day, but he did not deliver it to me. He also did not deliver it to any of my neighbours (I went to all of them today and asked them) and he also did not leave a message telling me where my parcel was.

I also went to the post office, just to see if perhaps, by any change, a parcel was waiting there for me. And yes, there was!! The first parcel was there. The second one is still lost (I think perhaps the postman really wanted to have this book as well and he just nicked it) but I have my book, finally.

I must tell you how much I love this book. It is so beautiful, and has such wonderful  photo's. It was well worth the money, and the hassel of chasing postmen and dealing with horrible unhelpful people at helpsdesks. (not the amazon one, they were wonderful!!)
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Ally Kumari on May 24, 2014, 01:41:42 AM
I started reviewing the books I have for my blog, but I think I may as well post on the forum.

Cancerning The Romanovs: Love, Power and Tragedy - among all the books I own and have read, this one is my favourite by far. You can truly tell it was a work of love, and perhaps no other publication has managed to create a peaceful, yet tragically sad atmosphere of the fading Empire so beautifully. The last Romanovs have a certain aura, created by their reclusive existence so criticized by all, middle-class lifestyle that puzzled the high society, and strong bonds of love and devotion. This book brings this aura as close to the reader as possible. Though essentially a photoalbum, the book is also rich (and accurate) in text, and apart from hundreds of photographs it offers also glimpses of letters, postcards and artwork by various members of Imperial family. Ultimately the book is concerned with the private lives of Tsar, Tsarina and their children, which does not leave much space for politics, choosing to view Nicholas primarilly as a family man, both unfit to rule and unfavoured by circumstances. I dare say The Romanovs: Love, Power and Tragedy is among essential publications for anyone with interest in less public actions and motivations of the last Imperial couple, and also their everyday life. Large, printed on high quality paper and with clear images - there is nothing that would interfere with the aesthetic bit either. The only downside of the book - which remains marvelous and in many ways unmatched, in spite of being first published over twenty years ago - is that it is currently out of print. Finding copies thus may prove difficult and the prize quite hefty.

Verdict: Intimate and beautiful, generous and rich in every way. A book to cherish.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Rodney_G. on May 24, 2014, 03:22:13 PM
Superb review, Ally.

I had the good fortune to look at LPT years ago, early in my Romanov education and fascination. This book helped to cement that   romance. The copy I saw was actually a freebie in that  it was available at a local library. I took it out and renewed the borrowing multiple times. Although I thought both its photos and text were wonderful, as a relative Romanov novice I didn't fully appreciate then what I had in my  hands.

I've read or viewed about 90% of prime Romanov material and LPT is still pretty high up on my list of faves. I do believe it's worth another looksee if I can still snag a copy.

Both hands' worth of thumbs up.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: KarinK on June 05, 2014, 03:58:18 PM
This book has been recommended before, but the prices have looked so expensive that I couldn't bring myself to order it until I saw it on Amazon for under 40 pounds and felt it was now or never. My brand new copy arrived today, protected by plastic wrapping. I haven't finished it yet but it's interesting that even though this book is so well-known, it has photos I've never seen scanned before.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: wakas on June 05, 2014, 05:04:33 PM
This book has been recommended before, but the prices have looked so expensive that I couldn't bring myself to order it until I saw it on Amazon for under 40 pounds and felt it was now or never. My brand new copy arrived today, protected by plastic wrapping. I haven't finished it yet but it's interesting that even though this book is so well-known, it has photos I've never seen scanned before.
Do the wonderful pictures you posted on the forum come from this book? If so, it makes me want to buy it too.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Sarushka on June 05, 2014, 08:47:02 PM
My brand new copy arrived today, protected by plastic wrapping.

Be gentle with the binding — some copies were bound too tightly and are prone to splitting.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: KarinK on June 06, 2014, 01:07:33 AM
Do the wonderful pictures you posted on the forum come from this book? If so, it makes me want to buy it too.

No, but it has other lovely uncommon images, not terribly many (so the best reason to consider buying it is still the chance to have a high-quality book with a large collection of photos) but a few. It might not be possible to post the photos here because of copyright reasons.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: TimM on June 06, 2014, 10:12:27 AM
You've written a great review here, Ally.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: wakas on June 06, 2014, 01:46:11 PM
No, but it has other lovely uncommon images, not terribly many (so the best reason to consider buying it is still the chance to have a high-quality book with a large collection of photos) but a few. It might not be possible to post the photos here because of copyright reasons.
Does it have the same pictures as "Nicholas and Alexandra: the Family Albums" ? I have this one, so I wonder if it's necessary to buy "The Romanovs: Love, Power and Tragedy" too.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: KarinK on June 07, 2014, 03:25:32 PM
Does it have the same pictures as "Nicholas and Alexandra: the Family Albums" ? I have this one, so I wonder if it's necessary to buy "The Romanovs: Love, Power and Tragedy" too.

I don't have a copy of The Family Albums, so I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your question.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: wakas on June 07, 2014, 06:36:13 PM
Okay, thanks anyway, KarinK:-)
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: katmaxoz on June 08, 2014, 07:08:04 AM
No, but it has other lovely uncommon images, not terribly many (so the best reason to consider buying it is still the chance to have a high-quality book with a large collection of photos) but a few. It might not be possible to post the photos here because of copyright reasons.
Does it have the same pictures as "Nicholas and Alexandra: the Family Albums" ? I have this one, so I wonder if it's necessary to buy "The Romanovs: Love, Power and Tragedy" too.

The two books actually have quite different pictures.  LPT is more of a mixture of formal/informal with a lot of extra documents. N&A the family albums are almost exclusively informal family photos - all from the Beindeinke (spelt wrong I'm sure) albums which are now available online for free - but having said that, its still one of the more iconic Romanov photo books out there. However if I had to own only one of these books I think it would be LPT.


Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Sarushka on June 08, 2014, 08:37:28 AM
N&A the family albums are almost exclusively informal family photos - all from the Beindeinke (spelt wrong I'm sure) albums which are now available online for free -

You may be confusing The Romanov Family Album (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=37) with Nicholas and Alexandra: The Family Albums (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=25).

The Romanov Family album is indeed comprised entirely of informal photos from the Beinicke albums, accompanied by excerpts from Anna Vyrubova's memoirs. Nicholas and Alexandra: The Family Albums is made up of photos selected from GARF's collection by Prince Michael of Greece.

I would have a difficult time choosing between LPT and Prince Michael's book.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Rodney_G. on June 10, 2014, 06:21:30 PM
N&A the family albums are almost exclusively informal family photos - all from the Beindeinke (spelt wrong I'm sure) albums which are now available online for free -

You may be confusing The Romanov Family Album (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=37) with Nicholas and Alexandra: The Family Albums (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=25).

The Romanov Family album is indeed comprised entirely of informal photos from the Beinicke albums, accompanied by excerpts from Anna Vyrubova's memoirs. Nicholas and Alexandra: The Family Albums is made up of photos selected from GARF's collection by Prince Michael of Greece
I would have a difficult time choosing between LPT and Prince Michael's book.


Yes , Prince Michael's album is a gem. I eventually  got hold of a copy from a library and had photocopies made of some of the  most appealing of them. " Rodney_G, you have the right to remain silent..."

This was probably a minor copyright violation, though I can't say I experienced much guilt . On this theme, I should point out that the library copy I borrowed was the second I'd come across. The first was in my local city library, shelved next to The Romanov Family Album, and a third major well -known photo album, TSAR? by Larisa somethingRussian? I thought I'd died and gone to heaven, coming across these three babies  by accident, and at a time when I'd seen very little in the way of IF photos. Because I had my arms full of other Romanov books, I literally couldn't carry  the three photo albums and decided to return to the library the next day to check them out. I did , but the three albums were gone. I coul;dn't believe it. I doubt they'd been borrowed more than a few times each the entire time the library had them. But they were all taken out within hours of my passing them by.

The only thing that pissed me off more than not snagging them then was  fiinding out that they were never returned. Which they were not. I thought I was a Romanov aficionado,but I guess the guy who  permanently 'borrowed' them for perusal at his home at his own convenience was willing to  steal for his IF fix.

At any rate, as per Sarushka, you can't go wrong with either of the albums mentioned, though maybe you might want to be careful about who you let 'borrow' them.
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Sarushka on June 10, 2014, 10:34:50 PM
and a third major well -known photo album, TSAR? by Larisa somethingRussian?

The Last Tsar, by Larisa Yermilova (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=14)? (The cover might not match the one you saw — there are at least two versions out there.)
Title: Re: "The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy"
Post by: Rodney_G. on June 21, 2014, 12:48:18 PM
and a third major well -known photo album, TSAR? by Larisa somethingRussian?

The Last Tsar, by Larisa Yermilova (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=14)? (The cover might not match the one you saw — there are at least two versions out there.)

Yes, indeedy , Sarah.