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Re: Books on the Hesse Royals
« Reply #150 on: February 18, 2009, 03:03:15 PM »
Is it available on any Canadian/ American sites?

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Re: Books on the Hesse Royals
« Reply #151 on: June 11, 2009, 02:56:15 PM »

NEWS: The book will soon be available.

"Briefe der Zarin Alexandra von Russland an ihre Jugendfreundin Toni Becker-Bracht"

ISBN: 978-3-8370-9884-6

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Re: Books on the Hesse Royals
« Reply #152 on: August 07, 2009, 11:42:36 AM »
The letters of Alexandra to her friend Toni Becker ("Briefe der Zarin Alexandra von Russland an ihre Jugendfreundin Toni Becker-Bracht" ;
ISBN 978-3-8370-9884-6) are available now.  Almost all letters are written in the German language.

The publisher is Books on Demand. The book is available directly from Books on Demand at http://www.bod.de/index.php?id=1132&objk_id=209980 . It is also - or very soon will be - available from various on line bookshops, such as www.bol.de and www.amazon.de.
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"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"
"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893"
"Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine - Gebhard Zernin's Festschrift"

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Re: Books on the Hesse Royals
« Reply #153 on: October 12, 2009, 07:38:15 AM »
This is a selfish plug for a resource that you might find interesting.  While the book might be of great interest,  Chapter 2 in particular has a great deal of information and pictures from postcards of Imperial German royalty. I will put this in three different discussion areas as the areas and royal families are diverse.
They have started selling this book rather rapidly even though amazingly, we just received our copy! A number of people have been very kind in their words awaiting this release. You can buy it for $25 from the publisher online. They have a printer in England which should help the postage costs somewhat. So I guess if you order from Europe they have told me they would print it in England. If you buy it from the online retailers it will cost $30.

 http://www.authorhouse.com/BookStore/ItemDetail.aspx?bookid=60521

The purpose of this book is to provide a one-volume resource for collectors and historians with an Imperial German army interest. The more we researched, the more we found there were more stories, myths and misunderstandings about Imperial Germany than there were facts. Different authors addressed different aspects: collectors, historians and educators all had their own area of expertise, but there was no readily available resource to give a general overview of Imperial Germany. Though it is convenient to call it "Germany," at the start of the First World War, there was still no united Germany, no German army, and no German officer corps. At 333 pages with 183 pictures and over 670 footnotes, this is an attempt to explain the intricacies of how the country worked -- militarily, politically and socially.

If you order it online: When you get to step three the requirement for your e-mail address is buried in the middle of the form. If you do not put in an e-mail address it will hang up. Janet and I are just shaking our heads, figuring that the review copies, and the general public will have theirs before we get ours!





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Re: Books on the Hesse Royals
« Reply #154 on: October 12, 2009, 01:49:13 PM »
Where can I order it ?

joerookery

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« Reply #155 on: October 12, 2009, 01:59:54 PM »
Just click on the link and order from the publisher.  It seems to go pretty fast.

 http://www.authorhouse.com/BookStore/ItemDetail.aspx?bookid=60521

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Re: Books on the Hesse Royals
« Reply #156 on: March 29, 2010, 07:02:42 PM »
Has anyone heard of "F├╝rstenkinder", a book with portraits of mainly Hesse children?

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Re: Books on the Hesse Royals
« Reply #157 on: March 30, 2010, 02:05:12 AM »

Yes I bought it just recently - it is an exhibition catalogue. Very pretty and countless portraits unknown to me (some are misidentified tho').
There was also published a calendar which has a blue cover. Be careful so as not to mix the two up =)

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Re: Books on the Hesse Royals
« Reply #158 on: March 30, 2010, 08:16:47 AM »
Yes, it's a very nice book. It pops up frequently on Ebay for (shock!) not outrageous prices. I think it's still available through Amazon as well. I had ordered it through Interlibrary Loan myself.
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Re: Books on the Hesse Royals
« Reply #160 on: March 30, 2010, 10:51:48 AM »
This looks interesting. Did you order it yourself ?

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Re: Books on the Hesse Royals
« Reply #162 on: September 10, 2010, 01:46:43 AM »
Is the family still around today?

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Re: Books on the Hesse Royals
« Reply #163 on: September 10, 2010, 10:34:27 AM »
Of course. The family under the head of he family Prince Moritz of Hesse is alive and well. The Hesse & By Rhine line had died out in the male line, but continued under the Mountbatten line in England.

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Re: Books on the Hesse Royals
« Reply #164 on: January 24, 2011, 04:32:33 PM »
So EXCITED -- I found "Hessian Tapestry" on AbeBooks.com for less than $50, and that includes shipping.  Woo!