Translated for the First Time in English with Annotations by a Leading Expert, the Romanov Family’s Final Years Through the Writings of the Second Oldest DaughterGrand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia was the second of the four daughters of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. Long recognized by historians as the undisputed “beauty” of the fTranslated for the First Time in English with Annotations by a Leading Expert, the Romanov Family’s Final Years Through the Writings of the Second Oldest DaughterGrand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia was the second of the four daughters of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. Long recognized by historians as the undisputed “beauty” of the family, Tatiana was acknowledged for her poise, her elegance, and her innate dignity within her own family. Helen Azar, translator of the diaries of Olga Romanov, and Nicholas B. A. Nicholson, Russian Imperial historian, have joined together to present a truly comprehensive picture of this extraordinarily gifted, complex, and intelligent woman in her own words. Tatiana Romanov, Daughter of the Last Tsar: Diaries and Letters, 1913–1918, presents translations of material never before published in Russian or in English, as well as materials never published in their entirety in the West.The brisk, modern prose of Tatiana’s diary entries reveals the character of a young woman who was far more than the sheltered imperial beauty as she previously has been portrayed. While many historians and writers describe her as a cold, haughty, and distant aristocrat, this book shows instead a remarkably down-to-earth and humorous young woman, full of life and compassion. A detail-oriented and observant participant in some of the most important historical events of the early twentieth century, she left firsthand descriptions of the tercentenary celebrations of the House of Romanov, the early years of Russia’s involvement in World War I, and the road to her family’s final days in Siberian exile. Her writings reveal extraordinary details previously unknown or unacknowledged. Lavishly annotated for the benefit of the nonspecialist reader, this book is not only a reevaluation of Tatiana’s role as more than just one of four sisters, but also a valuable reference on Russia, the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the people closest to the Grand Duchess and her family....
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Tatiana Romanov, Daughter of the Last Tsar: Diaries and Letters, 1913–1918 Reviews
For years one thing annoyed me about books about the Romanovs. They had four girls and none of them ever really appeared in the books. Usually confined to a page or two, lumped together as OTMA they came across as nuns sheltered from the world in a convent like environment, each with a word or two to describe their personality. Olga was smart, Tatiana haughty, Marie pretty and charming and Anastasia the mischievous one. And of course we all know that the youngest of the girls got the most publicity thanks to events after the revolution. Thankfully in recent years this has changed and several books have come out devoted to these four young ladies. Best of all many allow them to tell their own stories. I've made my way through the diaries of Olga and the "little pair" it's time to read about Tatiana. She truly comes alive in these pages. Though her day to day life was somewhat mundane, I felt I could hear her voice come through the page. I was amused to read that her parents had similar problems reading her letters and writing as mine did. Tatiana comes across not as haughty or stuck up, but a hard working, caring health care worker, a devoted daughter and sister, and it made me sad to think of what might've been if she had lived. Would she have founded a hospital for wounded and recovering soldiers, or a nursing school? Sadly thanks to history we will never know. But I'm glad now that after so long I have finally got my wish and feel like I have gotten to know these four unique young women who had once been lost to history.
I was so great as a person with interest in Russian history to read this book. Recommend to anyone interested in the daughters of Nicholas II. This book gave insight into their private life like no biography can, in the words of the second daughter of the last Tsar of Russia, writing during WW1 and the Russian Revolution.