In Quisling's Shadow: The Memoirs of Vidkun Quisling's First Wife, Alexandra (Google eBook)

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Hoover Institution Press, May 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 484 pages
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Alexandra Andreevna Voronine Yourieff, wife of Vidkun Quisling, reveals firsthand in this detailed memoir the tragedy, betrayals, misunderstandings, and happiness of her fascinating life. Not just a tale of saints and sinners, but of three people—Alexandra, Quisling, and his second wife, Maria—whose fates were intertwined under the extreme conditions created by revolution, war, and famine in Russia. She discloses every particular of her long and tumultuous life, from her happy early childhood on the Crimean peninsula thorough the horrors of the revolution, her marriage to Quisling and his ultimate betrayals of both her and his country, to her later life in France and California.
  

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Contents

Background Sketch
1
Alexandras Childhood and Family
15
Revolution and Civil War
29
Famine
41
PomGol and Alexandras First Encounter with Quisling
57
An Intricate Workplace
77
The Proposal
89
Farewell to Kharkov
109
The Treasures of the Crimea
251
Together Again in Kharkov
277
I Want to Divorce You
289
Maria Appears
311
Muddied Waters
321
The Trust
333
Deceptions Reach
347
From the Frying Pan into the Fire
361

Farewell to Russia
127
Honeymoon
147
Daily Life in Oslo
163
Light and Shadow
183
The Doll in the Drawer
201
The Child
211
New Adjustments
229
Maria Enters the Picture
237
Nikitin
381
Home to Oslo
403
Out of the Cage
417
Marias First Few Years as Mrs Quisling
435
Alexandras New Life
447
Sources
473
Index
475
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