The Romanovs

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Harper & Row, Jan 1, 1971 - Romanov - 288 pages
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User Review  - Denise - Goodreads

Good overview of the entire Romanov dynasty.What a violent, mad lot! Read full review

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User Review  - Buddy Don - Goodreads

This is a very readable overview of one of the most fascinating royal families in history. This is not a book to acquaint one with Russian history, but it is a great added resource to get a short ... Read full review


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The First Romanovs 16151696
Peter the Great 16961715

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Virginia Cowles (1910-1983) was an author and journalist. Born in Vermont, USA she became a well-known journalist in the 1930s with her columns appearing on both sides of the Atlantic. Her autobiography, "Looking for Trouble" (Faber Finds) covers with brio her reporting of the main events between 1935 and 1940. During the Second World War she covered the Italian campaign, the liberation of Paris, and the Allied invasion of Germany. In 1945 she married the politician and writer Aidan Crawley. She wrote many biographies including "Winston Churchill; the Era and the Man "and "Edward V11 and His Circle". In his memorial address, Nigel Nicolson recalled the first time he met her, 'her appearance was doubly startling: that she should be there at all at so critical a moment; and that she was the most beautiful young woman on whom, until then, I had ever set my eyes.'

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