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Offline Merrique

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"The Lost Fortune of the Tsars"
« on: August 12, 2004, 05:51:34 PM »
I happened to notice the title for this book while I was reading "The Quest for Anastasia" (it was mentioned in the book).I just got it from the library and started reading it and it's pretty good so far.I was just wondering if anyone else has read this book and what your opinions of it might be.
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Re: "The Lost Fortune of the Tsars"
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2004, 06:05:44 PM »
Hi! I bought this book and skimmed through it and re-sold it. I thought it was good but I wasn't too interested in the tsar's money and the banks and stuff. I have a short attention span  :)

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Re: "The Lost Fortune of the Tsars"
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2004, 01:55:30 PM »
Hi Merrique!

Yes, this book is indeed very interesting. Around the story of the jewels there is much information on the Romanovs themselves, especially the first section. It is very thorough and written by an author with immense knowledge about finance,etc. Enjoy the book! :)

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Re: "The Lost Fortune of the Tsars"
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2004, 01:19:50 AM »
I read the book when it came out, and loaned it out to someone who never returned it. That someone was a family member of Alexis Romanov, the Alexis Pretender in Scottsdale, Arizona. Sort of an ironic way to lose a book! I agree with the positive opinions about it posted on this thread.  Melissa K.

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Re: "The Lost Fortune of the Tsars"
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2005, 03:54:58 PM »
I borrowed it from the library and read it, the beginning was nery interesting, about the Romanov, the end about the money was not so intersting. I mean in every chapter he is starting to search somewhere and every chapter ends with "there is/was no money" or "there was money but it didn't belong to the Tsar (but to the state).

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Re: Lost Fortune
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2005, 02:42:16 AM »
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'Lost Fortune" is a thorough, fascinating and intricate examination of imperial funds and of the period of history in which they came into controversial play.  William Clarke is both a skilled writer, investigator and financial master.  I recommend this book highly to anyone devoted to serious writing.  For those who are looking for a quick read and the new pop-history genre, it may not be your cup of tea.


It is a remarkable book and one of the few likely to stand the test of time.

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Re: Lost Fortune
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2005, 03:50:44 AM »
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I "ran" into this book yesterday at the book market here in Amsterdam,sitting next to "The other Russia",and as the saying goes,you can't have one without the other,they're both save with me now. :)


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