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Rasputin  And The fall of The Romanov's
« on: June 22, 2005, 12:36:59 PM »
By Wilson, 1964 ? I was thinking  about getting it.  Is it  worth  buying ?  If anyone knows please tell. Thanks.

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Re: Rasputin  And The fall of The Romanov's
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2005, 04:51:58 PM »
Well no one seems to know, so I'll get it.

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Re: Rasputin  And The fall of The Romanov's
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2005, 05:22:03 PM »
Let us know, please. It is one I do not have.

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Re: Rasputin  And The fall of The Romanov's
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2005, 08:13:03 PM »
I'm not familiar with this one either. ???

Felix, I also welcome your opinion. Thanks :)


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Re: Rasputin  And The fall of The Romanov's
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2005, 12:04:23 PM »
Its ordered, so will keep you informed. F.

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Re: Rasputin  And The fall of The Romanov's
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2005, 03:50:43 PM »
As something of a Rasputin-"expert" ;D I can just say that this book is well worth buying. It is one of the most accurate and honestly trying books about Gregory Yefimovich Rasputin - to this day, I might say. Published in early 60's, it stands out from most of the Rasputin-myths that went around by that time (Hammer Horror and so on...).
Yes, and by the way, it treats the Romanovs quite fairly too, if I am not completely mistaken.
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Re: Rasputin  And The fall of The Romanov's
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2005, 09:04:41 PM »
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As something of a Rasputin-"expert" ;D I can just say that this book is well worth buying. It is one of the most accurate and honestly trying books about Gregory Yefimovich Rasputin - to this day ...


Hi Grigorevna,

We all have different perceptions of what can be defined as "accurate and honestly" written book; largely depending on whether one admires Rasputin or detests the mujhik.

Could you please expand upon your statement?

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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2005, 04:03:13 PM »
Ok, I admit that it was over 10 years ago since I read the book, when I was writing an academic essay on the man. But I think it is fair, because it is one of the first books that actually treats G.Y. Rasputin as a person not a beast. Of course other writers and historians have made the same efforts after that. I however think that Colin Wilson broke a very tiresome line of books and stories on the theme "evil monk seduced hysterical tsarina". And he did it in a way that makes us at least get an inkling of the real man behind all the fictional trash. That is a very important achivement in my opinion.

What we then acutally feel about the man GY Rasputin is another issue, better discussed on the Rasputin-forum.  :)

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Re: Rasputin  And The fall of The Romanov's
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2005, 11:40:24 PM »
Thank you Grigorevna,

Still there will be many myths which shall remain... because they create a far richer illusion than the truth.

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Re: Rasputin  And The fall of The Romanov's
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2005, 06:19:12 AM »
I second you on that.

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