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!Read ♵ The Last Grand Duchess: Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna ☪ When she died in exile in , Olga Alexandrovna was the last Grand Duchess of Russia, the favorite sister of Czar Nicholas II who was executed with his wife and five children during the Revolution Born in splendor difficult to imagine today, she endured a lifetime of relentless tragedy with courage and exceptional powers of adjustmentThe Last Grand Duchess is a valuable account of the final decades of the house of Romanov as seen through the eyes of its last surviving member Through Olga, we meet Queen Victoria, George V of England, Rasputin, Mrs Anderson on whose story the movie Anastasia was made and other impostors who plagued the exiled duchess with false hopeIn this official memoir, Ian Vorres captures the loneliness and violence of Olga s years in Russia, her loveless first marriage to Prince Peter of Oldenburg, her years of exile in England and Denmark, and her final settlement with her second husband and family in CanadaLong out of print, and now reissued in a handsomely illustrated edition, The Last Grand Duchess is the thorough and engaging official biography of an extraordinary woman The Case Against Iso 9000 Olga Alexandrovna was the last Grand Duchess of Russia A Civilização da Europa Clássica II the favorite sister of Czar Nicholas II who was executed with his wife and five children during the Revolution Born in splendor difficult to imagine today Breaking Open the Head she endured a lifetime of relentless tragedy with courage and exceptional powers of adjustmentThe Last Grand Duchess is a valuable account of the final decades of the house of Romanov as seen through the eyes of its last surviving member Through Olga Vates A.G.B. we meet Queen Victoria The Natural History of Nonsense George V of England Say it Again Rasputin Antifa and the Radical Left Mrs Anderson on whose story the movie Anastasia was made and other impostors who plagued the exiled duchess with false hopeIn this official memoir Lobsters Great & Small Ian Vorres captures the loneliness and violence of Olga s years in Russia A Queda do Muro her loveless first marriage to Prince Peter of Oldenburg Hearth and Home her years of exile in England and Denmark Uma Nova História da Música and her final settlement with her second husband and family in CanadaLong out of print Prazer de Matar (Kovac and Liska and now reissued in a handsomely illustrated edition A Sense of Place, a Sense of Time The Last Grand Duchess is the thorough and engaging official biography of an extraordinary woman I m always interested in stories of the Tsars, and or of relatives descendants of Queen Victoria This applies on both counts, and also has an Ontario connection and pictures. A rare authorized biography of the youngest sister of the last Tsar of Russia who survived the revolution and moved abroad, first to Europe and then to Canada where she died poor and almost abandoned in a walk up above a store The author actually worked directly with the Grand Duchess shortly before her death, so a lot of information in this book is first hand I would have liked to seephotos, but in general this is a good overview of her life and the life of the Russian imperial family A rare authorized biography of the youngest sister of the last Tsar of Russia who survived the revolution and moved abroad, first to Europe and then to Canada where she died poor and almost abandoned in a walk up above a store The author actually worked directly with the Grand Duchess shortly before her death, so a lot of information in this book is first hand I would have liked to seephotos, but in general this is a good overview of her life and the life of the Russian imperial family coming from the direct source The warmth Ian Vorres felt for GD Olga permeated this book It is respectful and sincere, and therefore outdated, now that biographers are required to pry and expose in order to be taken seriously That s probably why I loved it so much I read it twice. I came to know about the Grand Duchess in a somewhat serendipitous manner and so I had to track down her autobiography I am touched by how gracefully she carried herself through the dramatic ups and downs of her life It also gave a great insight into how Russia works or worked at the time The copies of the book onare too expensive almost 1000 else I d have loved to get a personal copy. An incredible read What the Grand Duchess and her family went through is something out of a nightmare I don t think I ve ever read a first hand account of reversed circumstances this horrifying It s almost unbelievable that Olga could remain objective enough to give a fair account of her life, but she seemed to have come to terms to it very well towards the end of her life.My only complaint is that it isn t long enough It was disappointing that, despite being very close to Nicholas II and th An incredible read What the Grand Duchess and her family went through is something out of a nightmare I don t think I ve ever read a first hand account of reversed circumstances this horrifying It s almost unbelievable that Olga could remain objective enough to give a fair account of her life, but she seemed to have come to terms to it very well towards the end of her life.My only complaint is that it isn t long enough It was disappointing that, despite being very close to Nicholas II and the children, that she only devoted 5 6 pages exclusively to the children, and mostly Anastasia at that It would ve been interesting to read some first hand stories of the children s misadventures Other chapters such as her time in exile in Denmark seemed really short, even though she was there for years, we don t hear much about it.Overall, both Mr Vorres and Olga do an excellent job in outlining the relatively peaceful time under Alexander III, then swiftly becoming turbulent with the rise of the bolsheviks and communist Russia It s some of Olga spersonal memories I would have liked to have disclosed, but she s certainly entitled to keep those things to herself Once a Duchess always a Duchess If you re interested in the family of the last Tsar of Russia, this book is a must read although a hard to find one GD Olga told her story to Vorres, her biographer, and it isthan interesting to read her perceptions of the way history unfolded.GD Olga talks about her memories of the last Tsar and his family, her father the Tsar, her own family, and the Russian court life of the turn of the century She, like the reader, knows the story will not end well and Vorres does an excellent job If you re interested in the family of the last Tsar of Russia, this book is a must read although a hard to find one GD Olga told her story to Vorres, her biographer, and it isthan interesting to read her perceptions of the way history unfolded.GD Olga talks about her memories of the last Tsar and his family, her father the Tsar, her own family, and the Russian court life of the turn of the century She, like the reader, knows the story will not end well and Vorres does an excellent job capturing her emotions and memories.Try borrowing this title from your library rather than looking for one to purchase and you ll save yourself some dough This is an absolute priceless source of historical information sometimes objective, sometimes subjective, but what is an important Grand Duchess or Mr.Vorres give us memories and after this there may be some personal subjective assessment.This book gives us the excellent information about personality of Alexandr III of Russia and, over, about Empress Maria Feodorovna about difficulties of relations between Empress Maria Feodorovna and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, between Nicolays II of This is an absolute priceless source of historical information sometimes objective, sometimes subjective, but what is an important Grand Duchess or Mr.Vorres give us memories and after this there may be some personal subjective assessment.This book gives us the excellent information about personality of Alexandr III of Russia and, over, about Empress Maria Feodorovna about difficulties of relations between Empress Maria Feodorovna and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, between Nicolays II of Russia and the majority of Grand Dukes.Easy to read I was beyond excited I was able to find a copy onthat was affordable I took a while reading this book, realizing that so many books I already owned used this as a source so I carefully devoured its contents Most of the information I already knew, but I found it so interesting to see things through the grand duchess s perpective when the world had changed so much since she was born and for her to end her life halfway around the world and never to return to her native country is a sadnes I was beyond excited I was able to find a copy onthat was affordable I took a while reading this book, realizing that so many books I already owned used this as a source so I carefully devoured its contents Most of the information I already knew, but I found it so interesting to see things through the grand duchess s perpective when the world had changed so much since she was born and for her to end her life halfway around the world and never to return to her native country is a sadness you can see What I found the most endearing were Olga s memories of her father Alexander III, which were retold with a grief that was evident 50 years later She is not blind to his faults though, and for all her love for her father, she admits his biggest mistake was not educating her brother the ill fated Nicolas II properly to handle the role of Tsar There is a humanization of these people in history we have not seen Vorres personal friendship with the grand duchess is evident in his care to preserve her story and to give voice to the Romanovs who escaped the revolution In a word masterful One of the better biographies out there about the Romanovs This time, it s the memoirs of Olga Alexandrovna, the younger sister of Nicholas II, who had one of theremarkable stories of the Romanov survivors after the Russian Revolution She is very frank and at times, very politically incorrect , but also very honest Try to find the earlier edition of this one, as the photographs are in much better resolution than this revised edition For the complete review, please go here One of the better biographies out there about the Romanovs This time, it s the memoirs of Olga Alexandrovna, the younger sister of Nicholas II, who had one of theremarkable stories of the Romanov survivors after the Russian Revolution She is very frank and at times, very politically incorrect , but also very honest Try to find the earlier edition of this one, as the photographs are in much better resolution than this revised edition For the complete review, please go here