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Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina
Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina
by Virginia Rounding
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 16.00

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent New Research, 29 July 2012
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Virginia Rounding's book on Alix and Nicky is filled with interesting and original insight into the history of this tragic romance. The author has written her best work yet and the reader will not be disappointed with the strong results. The writing is lively, fast moving, and the conclusions well thought-out. This is recommended reading for anyone with an interest in Russian Royal history. An excellent summer read!


Catherine The Great: Love Sex and Power
Catherine The Great: Love Sex and Power
by Virginia Rounding
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.76

16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Great, 15 May 2006
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Ms. Rounding's book on Catherine the Great highlights her rightful claim to be called 'Great'. Catherine comes across clearly as a great statesperson that combined strong ambition, intelligence, and vision of her Imperial position and place in history. She expected unvarnished and well-argued counsel from her advisors to ensure reasoned decisions of state and consistent with her championing the Age of Enlightenment and the welfare of her peoples.

In addition to these strong 'professional' attributes, Ms. Rounding also shows Catherine's human frailty and deep hunger to love and to be loved.

In the end, Ms. Rounding, has brought to life a remarkable ruler that combined statesmanship at the highest level with an insatiable appetite for serious and petty lovers.


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