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Peter Kurth lives in Vermont.
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Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna [1986 TV miniseries] (1986) — Original book — 12 cópias

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Nome padrão
Kurth, Peter
Data de nascimento
1953
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Locais de residência
Vermont, USA
Educação
University of Vermont
Ocupação
writer
biographer
Pequena biografia
Peter Kurth was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1953. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont, where he earned departmental honors in English and Theatre. He has appeared on numerous television documentaries as an expert in Russian, royal, and literary history. In 1989 Kurth was diagnosed with HIV infection, an event that unavoidably changed his life and altered the direction of his writing.

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I decided to read this book even knowing that, in 2007, DNA evidence proved that Grand Duchess Anastasia was killed in 1918 and her remains buried with those of her brother. I was interested, firstly, in the story of Anna Anderson. Secondly, I wanted to gain insight into how and why she was believed or refuted. This book is very well researched and written in an accessible, engaging style. I got a sense of the political and monetary stakes, and also a deep dive into the emotional life of Ms. Anderson. I learned about the German legal system and saw how the Tsar and his family lived in captivity. So, I'm glad I read it and found it worthwhile even though I knew the ultimate conclusion… (mais)
½
 
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LynnB | Mar 27, 2024 |
This book provides a wonderful visual glimpse into the last years of Imperial Russia. The photography evokes a sense of otherness as if the world is fiction rather than history. This is a good adult companion to Anastasia's Album. The photography is comprised of a lot of the personal daily photos of the Romanov's and allows for an intimate view into their world.
 
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Jmmott | outras 4 resenhas | Dec 8, 2011 |
This lovely coffee table sized book contains hundreds of archival photographs taken by Nicholas and his family, as well as modern day shots of many of the residences and other locations related to the tsar. The text focuses on the personalities of Nicholas and Alexandra, the out of touch nature of Nicholas’ rule, and the tragic imprisonment and execution of the royal family. Not particularly well-researched, the text should serve as an embellishment to the photos, not as an authoritative history. But the beautiful photographs make the book well worth picking up, even if only to browse for an afternoon.… (mais)
½
 
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labfs39 | outras 4 resenhas | Jun 10, 2011 |

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Obras
12
Also by
1
Membros
1,000
Popularidade
#25,785
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
15
ISBNs
33
Idiomas
5

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