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The Resource The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra, Helen Rappaport

The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra, Helen Rappaport

Label
The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
Title
The Romanov sisters
Title remainder
the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
Statement of responsibility
Helen Rappaport
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"They were the Princess Dianas of their day--perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses--Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov--were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and their privileged lifestyle. Over the years, the story of the four Romanov sisters and their tragic end in a basement at Ekaterinburg in 1918 has clouded our view of them, leading to a mass of sentimental and idealized hagiography. With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution, the nightmare that would sweep their world away, and them along with it. The Romanov Sisters sets out to capture the joy as well as the insecurities and poignancy of those young lives against the backdrop of the dying days of late Imperial Russia, World War I and the Russian Revolution. Rappaort aims to present a new and challenging take on the story, drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters, diaries and archival sources, as well as private collections. It is a book that will surprise people, even aficionados"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
947.08/30922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
DK258.6
LC item number
.R374 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra, Helen Rappaport
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/208/9781250020208/image/lgcover.9781250020208.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the room of the first and last door -- Mother love -- La petite duchesse -- My god! "what a disappointment! ... a fourth girl! -- The hope of Russia -- The Big Pair and The Little Pair -- The Shtandart -- Our friend -- Royal cousins -- In St Petersburg we work, but at Livadia we live -- Cupid by the thrones -- The Little One will not die -- Lord send happiness to him, my beloved one -- God Save the Tsar -- Sisters of mercy -- We cannot drop our work in the hospitals -- The outside life -- Terrible things are going on in St Petersburg -- Good-bye : don't forget me -- On Freedom Street -- Thank God we are still in Russia and still together -- They knew it was the end when I was with them -- Prisoners of the Ural Regional Soviet -- Epilogue : victims of repressions
Control code
ocn857982335
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xviii, 492 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250020208
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014003159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781250020208
Label
The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra, Helen Rappaport
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/208/9781250020208/image/lgcover.9781250020208.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the room of the first and last door -- Mother love -- La petite duchesse -- My god! "what a disappointment! ... a fourth girl! -- The hope of Russia -- The Big Pair and The Little Pair -- The Shtandart -- Our friend -- Royal cousins -- In St Petersburg we work, but at Livadia we live -- Cupid by the thrones -- The Little One will not die -- Lord send happiness to him, my beloved one -- God Save the Tsar -- Sisters of mercy -- We cannot drop our work in the hospitals -- The outside life -- Terrible things are going on in St Petersburg -- Good-bye : don't forget me -- On Freedom Street -- Thank God we are still in Russia and still together -- They knew it was the end when I was with them -- Prisoners of the Ural Regional Soviet -- Epilogue : victims of repressions
Control code
ocn857982335
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xviii, 492 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250020208
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014003159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781250020208

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