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The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power,Pageantry
« on: November 24, 2005, 06:18:01 PM »
Hi

has someone heard about this book? Is it a new book?
I have found it by surprise on Amazon

here is the link

http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/0471727636/qid%3D1132439606/171-3006170-1445857

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Re: The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power,Pagean
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2005, 07:04:03 PM »
It is a new book by the authors of Fate of the Romanovs. Greg King is a well kmown author, especially of books about royalty.
I have it on order, just going on the virtue of his other books- it should not dissapoint.
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Re: The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power,Pagean
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2005, 07:04:32 PM »
Yes, it is new. It's not scheduled to be released until March, in fact. However, a few forum members have been lucky enough to receive advance review copies. It's discussed briefly here (the third page of the New Books thread).
THE LOST CROWN: A Novel of Romanov Russia -- now in paperback!
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Re: The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power,Pagean
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2005, 07:42:24 PM »
We were honored and privileged that Greg sent us an advance copy for our review and comment. I can honestly say that he has done an amazing and superior job,  and it will likely be a basic reference source on the subject.  

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Re: The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power,Pagean
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2005, 09:02:57 PM »
I'm so indescribably jealous! This is one advance copy I probably can't get through the children's bookshop where I work...
THE LOST CROWN: A Novel of Romanov Russia -- now in paperback!
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Re: The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power,Pagean
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2005, 02:51:01 PM »
Just when you think there is nothing more that can possibly be published about Nicholas II, along comes a book with a unique focus, authored by someone who is not only interested and knowledgeable about his subject, but painstaking in his research and has a fluid yet well-considered writing style. Hurry up, 2006!  ;)

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2005, 03:41:37 PM »
There is another book on the subject of the Russian court- Scenarios of Power by R.S. Wortman. Is is 2 vol. and not easy to read [also very costly] I imagine Greg used it amongst his reference material as it is quite scholarly. I agree, wish there were nott such a wait.
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Re: The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power,Pagean
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2005, 04:28:34 PM »
Thanks for the reference, Robert! (Or should I say "Mr Hall?!" ;) )  In the meantime, here's hoping Greg King's book will soon be readily accessible . . .  

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Re: The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power,Pagean
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2005, 06:25:44 PM »
I don't know why, but according to my Amazon.com account, it says they're shipping my copy in December. Error? I don't believe it, but I thought I'd just mention it.  ???
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Re: The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power,Pagean
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2005, 06:30:20 PM »
Hmmm...it's possible. I've found quite often (in the children's book realm, at least) that a book will release as much as a month before its alleged sale date!
THE LOST CROWN: A Novel of Romanov Russia -- now in paperback!
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Re: The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power,Pagean
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2005, 09:28:50 PM »
You are most welcome, Janet_W.  Robert is fine. The pretention of "Mr" in an internet forum is simply comical.
Elsewhere discussed is Costume Ball at the Winter Palace, another excellent 2 volume go hungry book.
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Re: The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power,Pagean
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2005, 07:58:52 PM »
Here is alittle (and I do mean alittle) bit more info on the book - see the table of contents.

Too bad it didn't get out for this Christmas.

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http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471727636,descCd-tableOfContents.html

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Re: The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power,Pagean
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2005, 10:16:12 PM »
Oh my! ;D Now I'm more excited than ever to read this book! I wish it had come out for Christmas, although from what my Amazon.com account states, it may be an early present.  ;D
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Re: The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power,Pagean
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2005, 11:51:09 PM »
i preordered on Amazon, and they said the same thing.....lets hope a early christmas present arrives in december ;D

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Re: The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power,Pagean
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2005, 06:39:30 AM »
Amazon now gives January 13, 2006 as a a delivery estimate.
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