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Old 07-25-2009, 10:45 PM
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Lenin, Romanov books

I agree that Lenin has to be buried but whether he is resting in peace or should be resting in peace is another matter!

What do people think about 'The Fate of the Romanovs'? It looks a bit gruesome.
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:59 PM
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I agree that Lenin has to be buried but whether he is resting in peace or should be resting in peace is another matter!

What do people think about 'The Fate of the Romanovs'? It looks a bit gruesome.
The book? Which I still haven't finished but so far is very good. Or their physical fate which, imo, was a needless slaughter of innocents?
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:32 PM
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I think she was talking about the book. Some people think it gets a bit gruesome when it gets to the execution part. I don't think so personally. It's just more detailed than others.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:26 PM
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I think she was talking about the book. Some people think it gets a bit gruesome when it gets to the execution part. I don't think so personally. It's just more detailed than others.
Murder is never a lovely subject to describe. The authors wanted to be as authentic as possible and did their research well.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:47 PM
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FOTR certainly stirred up some controversy with the way the book talks about Marie N and the guard incident, and also what happened to OTMA on the Russ, or what might have happened with guards when they were on the Russ. Sometimes it is a bit speculative at these parts, other than that it's a good book.
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:38 PM
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I have to admit, the book failed to impress me.
It was probably well-researched and interesting enough, however the author's style of writing didn't agree with me.
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:32 PM
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I think the authors did try too hard to be controversial when they mentioned the guard and Marie incident and then the Russ incident, and I think in general they were writing the book to sound controversial in some aspects, but I did learn a lot from the book.
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I think it's just one of the author's opinions ( how he sees it), concerning The Russian history and The Romanovs' family as well.
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:23 PM
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I agree. I didn't agree with some of their conclusions with regards to the stuff I mentioned, I guess.
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:31 PM
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Which conclusions were those, Grace?
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:05 PM
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I guess the word wasn't so much conclusions, but that I thought they made the incidents of OTMA and the Rus and then Marie and the guard more important than they really were. I agree FOTR did bring a lot of new stuff to light. I don't have the book in front of me, but when I do I will look it up and say specifically what they said about the OTMA and Rus incident and then Marie and the guard. Marie and the guard is also mentioned in Rappaport's new book, and her source for the Marie and the guard incident was the Yurovsky note, which as far as I recall was where FOTR got it as well. I read the book 5 years ago though.
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Interesting. I believe that they were raising questions about it. I have "The Romanovs and Mr. Gibbes" and the book raises that question as well. What happened, we don't know. Probably never will. . .
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I don't think we will ever know either. I have never read the Romanovs and Mr. Gibbes. How good is it? I didn't know it mentioned so much stuff about their last days. I'll look it up. Have you read the book by Helen Rappaport on the Romanovs published this year ( winter)? It's interesting to compare it to FOTR.
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I don't think we will ever know either. I have never read the Romanovs and Mr. Gibbes. How good is it? I didn't know it mentioned so much stuff about their last days. I'll look it up. Have you read the book by Helen Rappaport on the Romanovs published this year ( winter)? It's interesting to compare it to FOTR.
Have not.I'll have to hold it at the library. I am quite behind on all the reading I want to do!
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:51 AM
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I´m amazed nobody has mentioned The Romanovs: Love, power and tragedy by Alexander Bokhanov yet. The book is quite expensive, but it has to be one of the best publications ever. Hundreds and hundreds of pictures, full of accurate information, wonderfully heavy and sooooooo good.
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There is a new book about Serge called, "the Russian Riddle" by Tamar Anolic. It's available at Eurohistory.com at their bookstore. I got the flyer with my magazine yesterday and the book looks interesting. I'll have to start saving up for it.
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I have just purchased a copy of Moscow, Splendours of the Romanovs which was published to coincide with the exhibition at the Grimaldi Centre (now transfered to Russia). It is a lovely book - beautifully illustrated - but with an extensive text in the form of a series of essays featuring for example the splendours of the court Life, Russian jewellery & imperial commands & an extensive photographic record of th elast days of the Romanov family. The really good news is that Amazon are selling it a considerably reduced price to the original.
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There is a new book about Serge called, "the Russian Riddle" by Tamar Anolic. It's available at Eurohistory.com at their bookstore. I got the flyer with my magazine yesterday and the book looks interesting. I'll have to start saving up for it.
I haven´t heard of this book. Isn´t this a novel that is Romanov fiction?
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Anolic's book

Here is a review but doesn't say much about the subject.
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