The Romanovs: 1613-1918. Well-received and well-reviewed mammoth overview of three centuries of the Romanovs by Cambridge educated historian S. Montefiore, who combines rigorous intellectual scholarship with the storyteller talents of a novelist. Which is apt, since the Romanovs reads stranger than fiction. A spellbinding labor of love, but not for the faint of heart. And such a sad end of a dynasty, unable to stop the historical forces which erupted in the last 150 years. Montefiore has also written about Catherine the Great, Jerusalem, and Stalin. His books are published in more than forty languages.
NY: Knopf 1996. 1st edition. 784 pages. Bibliography, notes and index. Illustrated in color. Hardcover with dust jacket in a protective clear Mylar cover. About fine condition, bit of jacket wear, no markings or names. 1 copy only.