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Nicholas II,The Interrupted Transition
« on: March 26, 2005, 11:18:55 AM »
I just finished this book, by Helene Carrere d'Encausse.I think its a great book on NII. What do others think?

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Re: Nicholas II,The Interrupted Transition
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2005, 02:45:47 PM »
Oh, I tried to read this one and I found it a little boring. But I'm sure it's very accurate. I just thought it was re-hashing most of the stuff I'd already read.

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2005, 08:46:53 PM »
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Oh, I tried to read this one and I found it a little boring. But I'm sure it's very accurate. I just thought it was re-hashing most of the stuff I'd already read.



Yea - same here - I can see it on my book case now and though I've picked it up to read a couple of times I can't seem to get into it...

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Re: Nicholas II,The Interrupted Transition
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2005, 09:45:53 PM »
I found this book to be one of the better books dealing honestly and sympathetically with Nikolai.

It is more a political interpretation than a basic biographic exercise which some readers may prefer. :D


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Re: Nicholas II,The Interrupted Transition
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2005, 11:49:13 PM »
I agree totally with Abby, I try occassionally to get through this book, but am not very successfull. Thankfully there is always other books that get in the way to divert me :D

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Re: Nicholas II,The Interrupted Transition
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2005, 10:35:58 AM »
I've yet to read it.

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Re: Nicholas II,The Interrupted Transition
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2005, 04:39:00 PM »
I must be strange, it was my favorite book on N II. I didnt find it boring at all.

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Re: Nicholas II,The Interrupted Transition
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2005, 09:51:02 PM »
Felix I am pleased to read that you also enjoyed this book! :D


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Re: Nicholas II,The Interrupted Transition
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2005, 05:46:38 PM »
B. I now want to read her other books, can you  refer any? Thanks F.

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Re: Nicholas II,The Interrupted Transition
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2005, 07:40:39 PM »
Hi Felix,

Many of her books are published in French. However there are a few which are fortunately available in English. Most of what is available focuses on the soviet period including separate works on Stalin and Lenin.

I am unable to recommend any of them, because I have not read any of her other publications yet.

Why not check out Amazon, there might be something which you might like? :)


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Re: Nicholas II,The Interrupted Transition
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2005, 02:37:37 PM »
B,I just ordered 1 thousand years of murder! By H.C.E.

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Re: Nicholas II,The Interrupted Transition
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2005, 07:27:26 PM »
Hi Felix,

Please let me know what you think about that book. :).

H.C.E. writes well.


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Re: Nicholas II,The Interrupted Transition
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2005, 08:34:40 PM »
B. I just got mail, I wont see this book till after May 15! F.

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Re: Nicholas II,The Interrupted Transition
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2005, 02:28:57 PM »
Well I was informed, they cant find a copy of One Thousand Years of Murder, So I cant tell you what I think of it,

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Re: Nicholas II,The Interrupted Transition
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2006, 08:20:39 PM »
By Helene Carrere d'Encausse

I just started reading it a few days back and I must say I am impressed.  I found it hard to put down.  It is a very informative work on Nicholas II including those around him.  Though I'm not finished with it yet, I figure I might as well say it is a must!  Anyone else read it?