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Lence 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 woma. 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 on are too expensive almost 1000 else I d have loved to get a personal copy

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The Last Grand Duchess Her Imperial Highness Grand DuchessOlga Alexandrovna 1 June 1882 24November 1960

When she died in exile in 1960 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 val. I was beyond excited I was able to find a copy on that 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

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Uable account of the final decades of the house of Romanov as seen through the eyes of its last surviving member Through Olga we meet ueen 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 vio. 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 lifeMy 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 itOverall 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 s personal 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


10 thoughts on “The Last Grand Duchess Her Imperial Highness Grand DuchessOlga Alexandrovna 1 June 1882 24November 1960

  1. says:

    I really enjoyed this little book even though parts of it have become outdated now Olga really came across well and her experiences shone through; the author did a good job of not clouding her testimony and really letting her words take center stage The siblings of the last tsar are rarely discussed particularly Olga and Xenia and this was one of the only bios I’ve been able to find on Olga One feels for all that she had to go through and

  2. says:

    I was beyond excited I was able to find a copy on that was affordable I took a while reading this book realizing

  3. says:

    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 in

  4. says:

    The warmth Ian Vorres felt for GD Olga permeated this book It is respectful and sincere and therefore outdated now that biographers are reuire

  5. says:

    I'm always interested in stories of the Tsars andor of relativesdescendants of ueen Victoria This applies on both counts and also has an Ontario connection and pictures

  6. says:

    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 lifeMy only complaint is that it isn't long enough It was disappointing th

  7. says:

    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 is than interesting to read her perceptio

  8. says:

    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

  9. says:

    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 the remarkable stories of the Romanov survivors after th

  10. says:

    This is an absolute priceless source of historical information sometimes objective sometimes subjective but what is an important Grand Duchess or MrVorres give us memories and after this there may be some personal subjective assessmentThis book gives us the excellent information about personality of Alexandr III of Russia and over a

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