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  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • The Diary of Olga Romanov
  • Helen Azar
  • English
  • 25 September 2017
  • 9781594161773

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free download Æ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Helen Azar Helen Azar ¶ 3 characters read The Diary of Olga Romanov In August 1914 Russia entered the First World War and with it the Imperial family of Tsar Nicholas II was thrust into a conflict from which they would not emerge His eldest child Olga Nikolaevna great granddaughter of ueen Victoria had begun a diary in 1905 when she was 10 years old and kept writing her thoughts and impressions of day to day life as a Grand Duchess until abruptly ending her entries when her father abdicated his throne in March 1917 Held at the State Archives of the Russian Federation in Moscow Olga’s diaries during the wartime period have never been translated into English until this volume At the outset of the war Olga and her sister Tatiana worked as nurses in a military hospital along with their mother Tsarina Alexandra Olga’s younger sisters Maria and Anastasia visited their own infi. 35 Stars

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free download Æ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Helen Azar Helen Azar ¶ 3 characters read The Diary of Olga Romanov Vyrubova as well as the diary kept by Nicholas II himself Finally once the Imperial family has been put under house arrest by the revolutionaries observations by Alexander Kerensky head of the Provisional Government are provided these too in English translation for the first time Olga would offer no further personal writings as she and the rest of her family were crowded into a basement of a house in the Urals and shot to death in July 1918The Diary of Olga Romanov RoyalWitness to the Russian Revolution translated and introduced by scientist and librarian Helen Azar and supplemented with additional primary source material is a remarkable document of a young woman who did not choose to be part of a royal family and never exploited her own position but lost her life simply because of what her family represente. Finished it on her 124th birthday which I was hoping to do A teeeny bit misleading as Olga stopped writing in 1917 but the supplementary material ties in very well and smoothes over some of the gaps in time It s funny even reading how this book reads differently compared to Maria s 1914 diary which I read last week or possibly the week before as the girls individual voices shine through A beautiful and moving portrait of Olga Romanov I was so happy to be able to read some of her own words A daddy for Christmas revolutionaries observations by Alexander Kerensky head of the Provisional Government are provided these too in English translation for the first time Olga would offer no further personal writings as she and the Banned in Britain rest of her family were crowded into a basement of a house in the Urals and shot to death in July 1918The Diary of Olga Romanov RoyalWitness to the Russian Revolution translated and introduced by scientist and librarian Helen Azar and supplemented with additional primary source material is a Hour of the Beast remarkable document of a young woman who did not choose to be part of a Dictionary Of Dreams royal family and never exploited her own position but lost her life simply because of what her family The Love of a Latino represente. Finished it on her 124th birthday which I was hoping to do A teeeny bit misleading as Olga stopped writing in 1917 but the supplementary material ties in very well and smoothes over some of the gaps in time It s funny even Other Days Other Eyes reading how this book Deception Island reads differently compared to Maria s 1914 diary which I The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power read last week or possibly the week before as the girls individual voices shine through A beautiful and moving portrait of Olga Romanov I was so happy to be able to The First Partition of Poland read some of her own words

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free download Æ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Helen Azar Helen Azar ¶ 3 characters read The Diary of Olga Romanov Rmaries to help raise the morale of the wounded and sick soldiers The strain was indeed great as Olga records her impressions of tending to the officers who had been injured and maimed in the fighting on the Russian front Concerns about her sickly brother Aleksei abound as well those for her father who is seen attempting to manage the ongoing war Gregori Rasputin appears in entries too in an affectionate manner as one would expect of a family friend While the diaries reflect the interests of a young woman her tone increases in seriousness as the Russian army suffers setbacks Rasputin is ultimately murdered and a popular movement against her family begins to grow At the point Olga ends her writing in 1917 the author continues the story by translating letters and impressions from family intimates such as Anna. As this was the first of the diaries of the Imperial Daughters to be translated into English and published I really looked forward to reading it However I was greatly disappointed in the book as a whole The essays at the beginning about Olga s childhood and the discovery of the Romanov remains were actually the best most coherent portions of the book Even then the writing seems Young Adult in tone and style then being geared for historians or adults When you get to the actual diary entries you feel like you re reading someone s Facebook or Twitter feeds rather than a diary It s extremely dry notes of daily events rather than any emotional content at all Additionally and completely unknown unless you paid close attention to the introductory material these are excerpts from and portions of Olga s diaries extensively supplemented by material from her father s diaries and letters and those of one of her mother s ladies in waiting In the end this book is a letdown of great proportions I can only hope that someone eventually publishes a complete translation of Olga s diaries