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Offline Lyss

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the Fall of the Romanovs
« on: November 11, 2005, 10:11:11 AM »
Hi,

I bought this book at a stock-sell for 4 euro.
It's by Steinberg and Khrustalev. Is it any good?
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Re: the Fall of the Romanovs
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2005, 10:26:03 AM »
I think it's very good! The bulk of the book is a collection of documents regarding the abdication, captivity, and execution of the Imperial Family. It's full of letters, diary entires, telegrams, and many other official documents. I believe some of the captors' & executioners' statements are included as well. It's a great opportunity to read some primary sources & come to your own conclusions.
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Re: the Fall of the Romanovs
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2005, 10:38:34 AM »
I love this book, and learned much from it. It is a collection of documents that enable the reader to decide for themselves, but I think the commentary is really good too, and shows you a better view of the Romanovs. This is one of my favorite Romanov books, and I would reccomend it to anyone.

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Re: the Fall of the Romanovs
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2005, 12:26:37 PM »
thank you for your opinion
I'll start reading it soon
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Re: the Fall of the Romanovs
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2005, 04:07:29 PM »
I agree, this book is well researched. My only complaint is that certain photos have been mis-identified.

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Re: the Fall of the Romanovs
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2005, 04:57:15 PM »
That's true -- but I know some corrections were made in later editions.
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Re: the Fall of the Romanovs
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2005, 10:33:48 PM »
This is an excellent publication!

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