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Re: The complete wartime correspondence
« Reply #75 on: April 07, 2007, 10:56:24 AM »
OH- do not forget A LIFELONG PASSION [Maylunas & Mironenko] which has their pre-war corresspondence as well as other diaries and such.

A Lifelong Passion does provide a nice sampling of the imperial family's correspondence and diaries. Just be aware that the selection was edited specifically to illustrate the authors' view of the Romanovs to its best advantage. (Which, to their credit, the authors readily admit to and explain in the introduction.)
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Re: The complete wartime correspondence
« Reply #76 on: April 11, 2007, 10:47:15 AM »
I also find the annotations in Complete . . . very useful.

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Re: The complete wartime correspondence
« Reply #77 on: April 11, 2007, 05:31:32 PM »
I also find the annotations in Complete . . . very useful.

Yes! I also like the fact that the letters are reproduced verbatim -- complete with amperstands, misspellings, abbreviations, nicknames, etc. -- so you can see exactly how Nicholas & Alexandra wrote. Alexandra's style in particular is very distinctive.
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Re: The complete wartime correspondence
« Reply #78 on: May 15, 2009, 08:41:07 AM »
It appears that The Complete Wartime Correspondence may be back in print at the moment. It's still expensive ($180-225) but Amazon, B&N, Blackwell's, and others are all showing a few NEW copies in stock.
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Re: The complete wartime correspondence
« Reply #79 on: June 02, 2009, 12:23:56 AM »

Aloha all!

I just ordered this book from Amazon.com:  "The Letters of the Tsar to the Tsaritsa, 1914-1917 (Russian Studies) (Hardcover)
by Emperor of Russia Nicholas II (Author), Empress, consort of Nicholas II Alexandra (Author), C. E. Vulliamy (Editor), T. Hagberg Wright (Introduction), A. L. Hynes (Translator)"

Not the same book, right?  Has anyone read this book and if so, how does it differ from "Complete Wartime Correspondence"?

Mahalo for any answers!
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Re: The complete wartime correspondence
« Reply #80 on: June 02, 2009, 02:04:50 AM »
I  haven't personally read it,  but The Complete Wartime Correspondance... and Letters of the Tsar to the Tsaritsa (There is also another volume   which is Letters of the Tsaritsa to the Tsar)  are definitely two separate books.  IMHO, I wouldn 't say that they are different at all. They are  definitely rare books and  aren't easily found for a reasonable price.  They are briefly discussed in this thread.   


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Re: The complete wartime correspondence
« Reply #81 on: June 02, 2009, 07:07:34 AM »
I think the main difference is that Letters of the Tsar to the Tsaritsa (and vice versa) don't contain the telegrams exchanged daily by the imperial couple -- only letters.
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Re: The complete wartime correspondence
« Reply #82 on: June 02, 2009, 04:42:52 PM »

Aloha all!

Mahalo for all the anwers - while I haven't gotten the book in the mail yet - I look forward to it if it has as much wonderful correspondence in it as it sounds - not too different from the "Complete Wartime Correspondence", which was just too expensive I'm afraid!

This book I got on Amazon.com for about $25.00 I believe. 

Malama Pono,
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Re: The complete wartime correspondence
« Reply #83 on: June 21, 2009, 05:51:56 PM »

Aloha all!

Just to let you know I received my book in the mail on Friday - while I haven't gotten a chance to read all the way thru it - it is a really lovely book with tons of correspondence - I am very happy with it and would recommend it to any
Nicholas and Alexandra history buffs - really glad I ordered it!

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Wartime Correspondence
« Reply #84 on: December 10, 2011, 11:55:53 AM »
I purchased The Complete Wartime Correspondence of Tsar Nicholas II and the Empress Alexandra and just received it in the mail a few days ago.  I think it is going to prove to be a very interesting read.  Who else has read this book and what did you think of it?

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Re: Wartime Correspondence
« Reply #85 on: December 10, 2011, 03:42:22 PM »
I've read it and it's an outstanding source for both a factual record of N and A's activities in those years, and even more so, for insight into their thought and feelings about well. almost everything. You'll value it as a resource long after your first reading , which takes some time to do it justice. You'll also find interesting how it came to be published in its final form.
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Re: Wartime Correspondence
« Reply #86 on: December 29, 2011, 06:41:04 PM »
What amazed me about this book was the Tsar's personal warmth. It's an eye opener . But also   Rodney_G. says, 
an outstanding source for both a factual record of N and A's activities in those years

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Re: Wartime Correspondence
« Reply #87 on: December 29, 2011, 07:44:27 PM »
I purchased The Complete Wartime Correspondence of Tsar Nicholas II and the Empress Alexandra and just received it in the mail a few days ago.  I think it is going to prove to be a very interesting read.  Who else has read this book and what did you think of it?

I've merged your thread with an older one on the same topic -- if you page backward you'll find many different readers' thoughts and opinions.
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