Political Memoirs, 1914-1917

Pages from My Diary

Author: Nicholas (Prince of Greece)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Princes

Page: 319

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From Splendor to Revolution

The Romanov Women, 1847--1928

Author: Julia P. Gelardi

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429990943

Category: History

Page: 512

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This sweeping saga recreates the extraordinary opulence and violence of Tsarist Russia as the shadow of revolution fell over the land, and destroyed a way of life for these Imperial women The early 1850s until the late 1920s marked a turbulent and significant era for Russia. During that time the country underwent a massive transformation, taking it from days of grandeur under the tsars to the chaos of revolution and the beginnings of the Soviet Union. At the center of all this tumult were four women of the Romanov dynasty. Marie Alexandrovna and Olga Constantinovna were born into the family, Russian Grand Duchesses at birth. Marie Feodorovna and Marie Pavlovna married into the dynasty, the former born a Princess of Denmark, the latter a Duchess of the German duchy of Mecklendburg-Schwerin. In From Splendor to Revolution, we watch these pampered aristocratic women fight for their lives as the cataclysm of war engulfs them. In a matter of a few short years, they fell from the pinnacle of wealth and power to the depths of danger, poverty, and exile. It is an unforgettable epic story.

In the Land of the Romanovs

An Annotated Bibliography of First-hand English-language Accounts of the Russian Empire (1613-1917)

Author: Anthony Cross

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1783740574

Category: Reference

Page: 438

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Over the course of more than three centuries of Romanov rule in Russia, foreign visitors and residents produced a vast corpus of literature conveying their experiences and impressions of the country. The product of years of painstaking research by one of the world’s foremost authorities on Anglo-Russian relations, In the Lands of the Romanovs is the realization of a major bibliographical project that records the details of over 1200 English-language accounts of the Russian Empire. Ranging chronologically from the accession of Mikhail Fedorovich in 1613 to the abdication of Nicholas II in 1917, this is the most comprehensive bibliography of first-hand accounts of Russia ever to be published. Far more than an inventory of accounts by travellers and tourists, Anthony Cross’s ambitious and wide-ranging work includes personal records of residence in or visits to Russia by writers ranging from diplomats to merchants, physicians to clergymen, gardeners to governesses, as well as by participants in the French invasion of 1812 and in the Crimean War of 1854-56. Providing full bibliographical details and concise but informative annotation for each entry, this substantial bibliography will be an invaluable tool for anyone with an interest in contacts between Russia and the West during the centuries of Romanov rule.

Born to Rule

Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria

Author: Julia P. Gelardi

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429904551

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 1980

Julia Gelardi's Born to Rule is an historical tour de force that weaves together the powerful and moving stories of the five royal granddaughters of Queen Victoria. These five women were all married to reigning European monarchs during the early part of the 20th century, and it was their reaction to the First World War that shaped the fate of a continent and the future of the modern world. Here are the stories of Alexandra, whose enduring love story, controversial faith in Rasputin, and tragic end have become the stuff of legend; Marie, the flamboyant and eccentric queen who battled her way through a life of intrigues and was also the mother of two Balkan queens and of the scandalous Carol II of Romania; Victoria Eugenie, Spain's very English queen who, like Alexandra, introduced hemophilia into her husband's family-with devastating consequences for her marriage; Maud, King Edward VII's daughter, who was independent Norway's reluctant queen; and Sophie, Kaiser Wilhelm II's much maligned sister, daughter of an Emperor and herself the mother of no less than three kings and a queen, who ended her days in bitter exile. Born to Rule evokes a world of luxury, wealth, and power in a bygone era, while also recounting the ordeals suffered by a unique group of royal women who at times faced poverty, exile, and death. Praised in their lifetimes for their legendary beauty, many of these women were also lauded-and reviled-for their political influence. Using never before published letters, memoirs, diplomatic documents, secondary sources, and interviews with descendents of the subjects, Julia Gelardi's Born to Rule is an astonishing and memorable work of popular history.

General Maurice Sarrail, 1856-1929

The French Army and Left-Wing Politics

Author: Jan Karl Tanenbaum

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469648024

Category: History

Page: 312

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Commander of the French Third Army at the Battle of the Marne, commander of the Allied Eastern Army in 1916-17, and high commissioner to Syria and Lebanon in 1924-25, Sarrail was one of the most controversial figures of the Third French Republic because of his deep involvement with domestic politics. Unlike the majority of twentieth-century military officers, however, he was an ardent supporter of Republican ideals and closely associated with the political Left. Originally published 1974. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Is This a Private Fight or Can Anybody Join?

The Spread of Interstate War

Author: Assoc Prof Zachary C Shirkey

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409499200

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 6772

Some countries join interstate wars well after the war has begun, waiting months and often years, and thus changing their beliefs about the wisdom of entering a war. This volume examines why this might be so, focusing on unforeseen events in wars which cause neutral players to update their expectations about the trajectory of the war, therefore explaining why some wars spread while others do not. The author uses a combination of case studies and statistical analysis to test this theory: the Crimean War, the Franco-Prussian War, World War I, and a study of the spread of war since World War II. Designed for courses on and research into war and other international security issues, this book is a must read.

Conflict and Compromise

The Strategy, Politics and Diplomacy of the French Blockade, 1914–1918

Author: M.M. Farrar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401019924

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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The historical literature on the first world war has devoted relatively little attention to the Allied blockade of the Central Powers. The few published studies have concentrated either on the blockade's naval aspects or exclusively on the British contribution. Little effort has been made heretofore to distinguish the French role. This study focuses on the French contribution to the diplomatic, as contrasted with the maritime, blockade of the Central Powers. It discusses primarily French relations with the so-called European border neutral states : principally Switzerland, but also the Netherlands and the three Scandinavian countries. Only in the diplomatic aspects of the Allied blockade program did the French play a distinctive role. Their token contribution to maritime blockade activity remained subordinate to the British. An examination of Franco-neutral rela tions involves not only a study of those diplomatic contacts per se but also a comparison of French and British tactics as a reflection of differing economic warfare concepts. This study also investigates the development of a French blockade organization to meet the demands of this new weapon, the diplomatic blockade.

BPL News Bulletin

Author: Brooklyn Public Library

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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A Thousand Deadlines

The New York City Press and American Neutrality, 1914–17

Author: Kevin O’Keefe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401576084

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

View: 4063

This study is an attempt to chronicle and analyse the attitudes of the New York press in connection with the events of the period from 1914 to 1917 relating to American neutrality. It is based primarily on a day to-day study of sixteen daily newspapers in New York City for the period of American non-participation in the First World War. The research involved not only editorial opinion but also news items, feature articles, letters to the editor, book reviews and special commentary. The files of the major New York newspapers of the period naturally constituted the basic sources. In addition to this, use was made of the memoirs, diaries and private papers of editors, publishers and other public figures; the Congressional Record, 1914-1917; Congressional hearings and reports, 1915, 1919, 1936 and 1937; certain British and German materials; books, articles and other secondary sources. The author also drew upon the recollections of New Yorkers active in journalism during the period.

Bulletin [1908-23]

Author: Boston Public Library

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Great Famine & Genocide in Iran


Author: Mohammad Gholi Majd

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761861688

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 8918

The Iranian holocaust was one of the worst genocides of the 20th century, yet it remained concealed for nearly a century. Using primary sources such as US military records, British official sources, and Iranian newspaper reports, this book provides a comprehensive account of this tragedy.

The Independent

Author: Leonard Bacon,Joseph Parrish Thompson,Richard Salter Storrs,Henry Ward Beecher,Joshua Leavitt,Henry Chandler Bowen,Theodore Tilton,William Hayes Ward,Hamilton Holt,Fabian Franklin,Harold de Wolf Fuller,Christian Archibald Herter

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Jerusalem in World War I

The Palestine Diary of a European Diplomat

Author: Conde de Ballobar

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857720317

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2493

After the British occupation of Jerusalem in December 1917, the newly appointed governor Ronald Storrs met with the Spanish consul Conde de Ballobar. Over a glass of wine, the two men discussed politics and the future of Palestine. Storrs later reported in his extremely popular memoir, that Ballobar wrote a diary which according to him was not going to be published in his lifetime. It took several decades before the diary was in fact published in 1996 in Spanish. In this book, Roberto Mazza introduces the reader to the diary of Ballobar, available in English here for the first time, and provides a comprehensive historical background for readers in search of a fresh perspective on late Ottoman Jerusalem. In the autumn of 1914, Antonio de la Cierva y Lewita, better known as Conde de Ballobar, was sent to Jerusalem to take charge of the Spanish consulate in the city. He found himself at the centre of the socio-political life in Jerusalem and began to record events, experiences and opinions in a diary that has become an invaluable resource. The diary provides unique insight into late Ottoman Jerusalem - and the upheavals of wartime life in the city - and includes a detailed account of the battle amongst the local churches over control of the city’s holy places. Also touching upon the development of Zionism and the establishment of British rule, Ballobar writes as a privileged observer of an exceptionally complex historical period. Jerusalem in World War I offers a precious record of events and insights on episodes and people often neglected due to a lack of original source material. Ballobar presents a vivid picture of a lively and dynamic city, making it unavoidable to draw parallels with the contemporary conflict and divisions. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of the late-Ottoman Empire and World War I in the Middle East.

The Athenaeum

Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry

Publisher: N.A



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Branch Library News

Author: New York Public Library

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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