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TSAR

Peter, Kurth

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ISBN 10: 0316507873 / ISBN 13: 9780316507875
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Librería: Hurlingham Books (London, Reino Unido)

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Internally very nice, clean copy. Tight, clean and crisp, Wrapper has slightly worn edges. Oversized large book, additional postage may apply. Please see uploaded photos. For more information, please contact us. N° de ref. de la librería 101124

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Título: TSAR

Año de publicación: 1995

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good

Edición: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

Examines the privileged life of the Romanov family and presents new revelations about Anastasia

Review:

It's easy now to indulge in nostalgia about the era of the Romanovs, and the sheer lushness of this gorgeous book is enough to encourage the indulgence. Even the text, highly readable and informative, is a little rose-tinted in places, but perhaps the authors can hardly be blamed when the gentlemanly cruelties of the old regime look so innocent next to the quintessentially totalitarian 20th-century hell that replaced them. (Nowhere was the true nature of the new "people's" dispensation revealed more vividly than in the lurid, incompetent savagery with which Nicholas II and his family were dispatched, a story reconstructed in considerable detail here.) In any case, despite a touch of sentimentality, this is a fine short history of how the Romanov dynasty ended, artfully disguised as a coffee-table book. If you merely flip through the pictures (Ekaterinburg, Tsarkoe Selo, the Cathedral of Peter and Paul at St. Petersburg, shining like a gold dagger in the snow), you will ache to travel to Russia. If you read the text, you will learn a surprising amount about the world of an almost comically ineffectual man with whom the Fates amused themselves by placing him at a key turning point in modern history. Heartless autocrat that he was, you may even end up feeling sorry for him: the cure was so much worse than the disease. --Richard Farr

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Hurlingham Books, based in Fulham, London SW6 has been established 35 years. A second hand bookshop with more than one million books in stock covering all subjects, we are regarded as a 'find' by our customers who often refer to us as 'the best bookshop in London'. We love our customers too and we can answer most requests for individual books, build whole collections, offer 'bookfinder' and 'odd volume' services and rent or sell books for interiors and films. We treasure books and if you visit our shop you are likely to meet Ray Cole, the popular and knowledgeable owner.

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