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Nicholas II: The Last Tsar, by Marvin Lyons
« on: March 12, 2007, 08:11:39 AM »
When I was at uni four years ago the library had a book called Czar from the late 70s early 80s.  It had heaps of photographs pages and pages of photos. Has any one heard of this book?


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Re: Czar a book from the late 70s early 80s
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2007, 12:18:54 PM »
It may have been Tsar: The Lost World Of Nicholas and Alexandra by Peter Kurth. There is at least one thread on this book in this book section, at http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,2728.0.html.
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Re: Czar a book from the late 70s early 80s
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2007, 09:39:55 PM »
It may have been Tsar: The Lost World Of Nicholas and Alexandra by Peter Kurth. There is at least one thread on this book in this book section, at http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,2728.0.html.
That's the first book that came to my mind, too, but it wasn't published until 1995. Have a look at the record for Tsar on the AP Book Finder so you can see if it looks familiar. It's had at least 3 different covers through the years:



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Re: Czar a book from the late 70s early 80s
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2007, 06:47:32 PM »
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Re: Czar a book from the late 70s early 80s
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2007, 09:46:09 PM »
I suspect the book you remember is "Nicholas II: The Last Tsar" by Marvin Lyons, 1974).  http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=21

I remember seeing it in my public library as a teenager and being mesmerized.  I think my interest in the Romanovs began with this book.  It was the first time I had seen an extended family tree of the Romanovs

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Re: Czar a book from the late 70s early 80s
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2007, 10:07:47 AM »
Yep that's the one except it it was called Czar.   Although it had heaps of personal photos of OTMAA aboard the Standart. I havent seen those pictres before.  I wish now I could of asked the head librarian if I could have it. Sigh oh well will have to find it some other way.
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Re: Czar a book from the late 70s early 80s
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2007, 10:45:49 AM »
Bookfinders has copies available. It may be  pretty out-of-date now, unless the pictures  were not used elsewhere.
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Re: Czar a book from the late 70s early 80s
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2007, 11:34:10 AM »
Yep that's the one except it it was called Czar.   Although it had heaps of personal photos of OTMAA aboard the Standart.

Marvin Lyons's book has relatively few photos aboard the Standart -- perhaps a dozen and a half or so out of 224 pages. The Private World of the Last Tsar and The Romanov Family Album both have a much higher proportion of Standart pictures.


It may be  pretty out-of-date now, unless the pictures  were not used elsewhere.

I think it's still a pretty good book. Some of the photos have appeared online in the last year or so, but the selection tends to be of less familiar photos -- particularly those of Nicholas as a child and young officer.
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