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Re: The Last Tsar by Larissa Yermilova
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2005, 10:42:14 PM »
Sarahelizabethii, where did you get your copy of this book? I'm considering buying it, but I don't want to pay a lot of money.

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Re: The Last Tsar by Larissa Yermilova
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2005, 04:01:01 AM »
What sarahelizabethii says in her short and long version of the book is true. But I think its still a book you must have. :)

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Re: The Last Tsar by Larissa Yermilova
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2005, 03:38:32 PM »
The best place to buy books n the Romanovs is Eurohistory. Arturo Beeche has an excellent list of books, many out of print books.

He also sells books on European royalty, that nobody else has.Please log-in to his website and you will see the list.

By the way, his magazine is also excellent.

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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2006, 10:07:26 PM »
I didn't see this posted anywhere else, but last week I bought "The Last Tzar" by Larissa Yermilova. There are scores of unpublished photographs starting with Alexander II working up to Nicholas II. There are also some sketches of some of the major preceeding Romanovs like Mikhail I, Peter the Great, Sophia, Empress Elizabeth, Catherine the Great, Alexander I & Nicholas I. There were so many photos that I hadn't seen before! I first saw it when I was downtown (Chicago) last Saturday at Border's on State St. I checked & the Borders in Wheaton, where I live had it, so I bought I on Sunday afternoon. Some of the photos had the borders & writing on it, which I like, because I get this feeling that I have personally  been invited into the Romanov archives. The exact same feeling comes about when I look at "Nicholas & Alexandra; the last Imperial Family of Czarist Russia" I highly recommend the books for your Romanov book collection at your home library!

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Re: The Last Tsar by Larissa Yermilova
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2010, 01:53:50 AM »
Hello

Is there a difference between the 1996 and 2005 publication?Does the 1996 has more photographs then the newer ?

Thank you

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Re: The Last Tsar by Larissa Yermilova
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2010, 08:01:30 AM »
I'm pretty sure they're the same. I have the 1996 version but I've seen one with a different cover (a closeup formal of NII in uniform) and the content was identical.
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Re: The Last Tsar by Larissa Yermilova
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2010, 07:15:48 AM »
two years ago this book was published in poland. and i wrote a review in a russian newspaper here i.e. this bimonthly magazine iz published in poland but it`s language is russian. if anyone is interested fo to www.gazetarosyjska.pl. below is a text of my review ( i have to stress that for me the value of this album consists not in the number of photographs of OTMA or the last empress but rather in a possibility to have a glimpse of the royals` privacy. if you look at these pictures you will see that in many cases  people in the photographs got rid of their official masks and displayed their real selves: funny, witty, melancholic etc. and this is a book of how the invention o the camera made royals more human and accessible)

L. Ermilova OSTATNI CAR Wydawnictwo Amber , 2007

Хотя заглавие книги кажется довольно однозначным, OSTATNI CAR не является очередной биографией последнего российского самодержца. Лариса Ермилова предлагает читателям главным образом историю правления двух последних российских императоров, Александра III и его сына Николая II, в фотографиях. Намереваясь представить ясную картину этих двух царствований, автор кратко описала 300-летнее правление династии Романовых, сопроводив свой рассказ иллюстрациями.
Технический прогресс, принесший с собой изобретение фотографии, позволил подданным самодержцев увидеть своих правителей. Благодаря этой новинке, монархи перестали быть недоступными небожителями и словно вошли во многие дома Империи. Кроме позирования по случаю различных официальных событий, многие члены царской семьи с удовольствием фотографировались во время семейных торжеств или в повседневной жизни. А семья Николая II приобрела аппарат, и ее члены делали снимки в непринужденной обстановке.   

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Re: The Last Tsar by Larissa Yermilova
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2010, 07:18:44 AM »
Многие из тщательно отобранных фото никогда не были опубликованы. Об уникальности книги свидетельствует интимно-семейный характер фотографий, позволяющих нам заглянуть в недоступные для простых смертных царские покои и увидеть их сокрытое от посторонних глаз «я».  Наверняка, члены царской семьи не подозревали, что спустя годы их личная жизнь станет достоянием общественности.
Несмотря на неофициальный характер многих фотографий, их герои редко забывают о правилах поведения, привитых строгими учителями и родителями: члены царской семьи должны вести себя подобающим образом в каждой ситуации. Однако суровое воспитание порой позволяло им сбрасывать маски и сгонять с лиц официальные улыбки. Книга Ларисы Ермиловой дает нам редкий шанс увидеть комическую сторону Великого Князя Александра Александровича, будущего императора Александра III, и его братьев. Лицо императрицы Александры Федоровны чуточку светлеет, ее привычныя стеснительность и нелюдимость на мгновение отступают. А в сдержанном жесте и нежно-спокойном взгляде Марии Федоровны, положившей руку на плечо мужа, больше страсти и эротизма, чем в обнаженных моделях «Плейбоя»...   


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Re: The Last Tsar by Larissa Yermilova
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2010, 05:25:09 AM »
Violetta yor review was excellent.  (I used Babelfish to translate)  I wouldn't mind seeing this book.
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Re: The Last Tsar by Larissa Yermilova
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2010, 07:21:02 AM »


UNFORTUNATELY THIS REVIEW IS ONLY FOR THOSE WHO CAN READ RUSSIAN

or use google translate. It's a great way to get around a lot of Russian sites....I agree, it's the variety of images in this book that make it one to keep coming back to.  The title is rather misleading as it is much more than Nicholas II.

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Re: The Last Tsar by Larissa Yermilova
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2010, 01:47:49 PM »


UNFORTUNATELY THIS REVIEW IS ONLY FOR THOSE WHO CAN READ RUSSIAN

or use google translate. It's a great way to get around a lot of Russian sites....I agree, it's the variety of images in this book that make it one to keep coming back to.  The title is rather misleading as it is much more than Nicholas II.

as i did point out the title is misleading because it suggests that the book is only about the last emperor but yermilova`s book is more that a story of nikolay II. what title would you suggest?what title would reflect the content of the book?

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The Last Tsar, by Larissa Yermilova
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2011, 01:02:21 PM »
A bookseller has offered me a copy of this (very!) large photo book. I have not seen it yet. Can anyone tell me anything about it? I apologise if there is already a thread on it ~ I looked back but didn't locate it. I already have the other well-known photo books, and wondered if I should buy this one too. Thank you.

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Re: The Last Tsar, by Larissa Yermilova
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2011, 03:37:05 PM »
To get a better idea of what the book has to offer check out:
The Alexander Palace Book Finder - The Last Tsar

or

This thread

I think it's a great book, I opened up my copy to get an idea of what was in it to be pleasantly surprised by how many great photos are in it.
I took a video with my phone (please excuse the poor quality) to kind of give a peek inside. Check it out here.

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Re: The Last Tsar, by Larissa Yermilova
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2011, 06:48:40 PM »
To get a better idea of what the book has to offer check out:
The Alexander Palace Book Finder - The Last Tsar

or

This thread

I think it's a great book, I opened up my copy to get an idea of what was in it to be pleasantly surprised by how many great photos are in it.
I took a video with my phone (please excuse the poor quality) to kind of give a peek inside. Check it out here.

It's an easy call to agree with Laura on this. I looked at it early on in my Romanov 'career', and I still think it's one of the very best photo collections. It's the source of some of what you may consider quite a few "semi-rare" photos.
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Re: The Last Tsar, by Larissa Yermilova
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2011, 08:51:51 PM »
This thread

Thanks for digging up the link. I've merged the threads. My original opinion is a dozen or so posts down from here. I've had the book for 6 years now, and certainly don't regret it.
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