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Was Anna Anderson of Charlottesville, Va., who died in 1984, the princess Anastasia, survivor of the Bolshevik massacre of the Russian imperial family, as she claimed to be? In the fullest account of the Anastasia mystery to date, freelance writer Lovell unconvincingly argues that she was indeed the daughter of Nicholas II and Alexandra. In 1976 the author met Anastasia and her husband, John Manahan, eccentric scion of a wealthy Virginia family. Drawing on interviews and on unpublished materials, including some 100 hours of taped dialogue with Anastasia recorded in the 1960s by a Russian investigator, Lovell pieces together this temperamental, reclusive woman's sad, bizarre life, which encompassed stays in German asylums, several breakdowns, depression, paranoia, poverty and endless court cases against her detractors. This chronicle, which reads like a detective novel, presents an often shocking portrait totally at odds with the sugar-coated Anastasia legend of stage and screen. Photos. Author tour.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Readers will encounter a truly bizarre cast of characters here. First there is the "heroine," Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia, the fourth daughter of Nicholas II, miraculous only survivor of her family's murder. Around her swarm minor European royalty, shady fortune hunters, credulous Americans, and assorted crackpots. The author, who must rank as the most assiduous of the "Anastasia scholars" he frequently invokes, is a complete believer in her story. He pursues every rumor, denounces every doubter, and seems to accept every story his heroine told, including one of a meeting with Hitler, who promised he would restore the Romanovs. Lovell concludes his saga with details of his hunt for a fifth imperial daughter, unknown to history. Those who want to believe his absurd tale will find much here to reinforce their illusions. Most libraries can skip this.
-R.H. Johnston, McMaster Univ., Hamilton, Ontario
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (January 15, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312111339
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312111335
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,486,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on December 5, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Once upon a time, circa 1982, DNA was not known of, and Mrs John Manahan, the former Anna Anderson, lived in Charlottesville, Virginia and claimed to be [and probably was] Her Imperial Highness, Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia. She had had her claim re-inforced first by the Mangold and Summers book, "File on the Tsar", and then by Peter Kurth's beautifully written, carefully researched, definitive, if you like, study of her life. Then it rained on Mrs Manahan's parade and it rained really hard and the very worst of the rain makers was a man called James Blair Lovell. Read on!
It's hard to know where to begin on this tome! There appears not to have been an editor in sight either. It's a shameful attempt to cash in on Mrs Manahan's tragedy [and tragedy is not too strong a word] as well as attempting to drive a wedge into the group of kind folk who had helped Mrs Manahan in Europe in her attempts [almost successful - too] to gain recognition as Grand Duchess Anastasia.
This book, [as so typical with amateur writers], is so over written that it becomes very tiresome very quickly.
Would it be too disgustingly awful of me to say that the late Mr Lovell appears to have been jealous of Peter Kurth's fine work and definitive study of Mrs Manahan? Anyone whom Peter Kurth has good to say about, i.e., Prince Frederick of Saxe-Altenberg, Ian Lilburn and the good and kind ladies in Unterlengenhardt, have their reputations flayed from them by Lovell. It doesn't make pleasant reading.
Lovell has no ability to relate historic facts to his own day-to-day conception of Mrs Manahan's life. I'm not talking [not yet, anyway] about historic intrigues in Imperial Russia, just facts like mentioning 'airport security' at Frankfurt in July 1968!
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Lovell's work is clearly inferior to Peter Kurth's on the same subject. While Kurth relied on archival material, Lovell apparently preferred to focus on more bizarre aspects of the Anastasia claimant's story - in this case, the possibility that Nicholas and Alexandra had a 5th daughter. The fact that there is no evidence of this does not stop the late Mr. Lovell.
This book is bound to disappoint both the supporters of Mrs. Manahan and those who accept the DNA evidence that she was not Anastasia. For the former, Lovell brings up matters and associations her supporters would have rather not seen published. For those who do accept the scientific evidence, this is a rather sad tale of a woman who wanted to be someone else.
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I finished this book on 19 Nov 1996. I finished Peter Kurth's book on 24 Oct 1983 and said to myself that I knew as much about Anastasia as it is reasonably possible to know. Well, this book is very poor on the years covered by Kurth's book, but very good on the period after Anna Anderson married Jack Manahan on Dec 23, 1968. They led an eccentric life--their home in Charlottesville, Va., was a total mess. She died Feb 12, 1984 and Jack died Mar 22, 1990. He was always odd, and did crazy thing. A large section of the book tells of the author's effort to determine if there was a fifth daughter, born in 1903, which was gotten away from the Czar and Czarina and raised by a Dutch couple. The author of the book is very much convinced Anastasia was Anna Anderson--and in fact this makes the book less convincing. The book does not cover anything that has been learned since the caollapse of the Soviet Union and the DNA tests indicating all the family died at Ekaterinber! g. This was not a good book but it was interesting reading, and told some new things.
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Bought this for my Daughter and heard nothing but nice compliments about the Author and Book. She liked how a particular subject was brought up and discussed in every detail of the book. It made her feel like she was standing in the Princess'es shoes themselves. Even though my daughter is a Princess in her Fathers' Eye!!
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Even taking into account that this book was published before there had been any DNA tests or opening of archives, it's totally sensationalistic nonsense. It's far inferior to Peter Kurth's biography of Anna Anderson, for numerous reasons. While Mr. Kurth clearly believed in her claim (and his biography of her indeed convinced me, at fifteen years old, of its veracity), he at least didn't write with such a heavy-handed, obvious bias. He presents what seemed like compelling evidence, as far as it was available or had been reported in those days, and leaves the reader to draw one's own conclusions. Mr. Lovell, in comparison, writes as though Anna Anderson absolutely were Anastasiya. Not only that, but he makes some pretty offensive value judgments against anyone who didn't believe her claim or who weren't 100% certain at all times. This is even worse than the old-fashioned God-mode narration often seen in older novels, since this is supposed to be non-fiction and therefore requires unbiased reporting.

Mr. Lovell reports everything and anything AA said as absolute truth, no matter how ridiculous, far-fetched, and implausible. He latches onto all these conspiracy theories, such as all the pages he wastes on the fifth daughter claimant. Anyone who knows anything about the last Imperial couple knows it would be beyond ridiculous to even imagine them giving up one of their own children, no matter how disappointed they initially were that it was yet another girl in a row. There's also the infamous, disgusting King Kong story, in which AA claimed the entire Imperial Family, except 13-year-old Aleksey, were gang-raped in front of one another. There's absolutely no evidence anything of the sort happened.
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