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“Covers the subject so thoroughly and so honestly that this is almost certainly the last book that needs to be written.” —Robert K. Massie, author of Nicholas and Alexandra on The Resurrection of the Romanovs
“Wonderfully vivid…a worthy companion to Edvard Radzinsky’s The Last Tsar.” —Publishers Weekly on The Last Empress
GREG KING is the author of eleven internationally published works of royal and social history, specializing in late Imperial Russia and Edwardian-era royalty, including The Fate of the Romanovs, The Court of the Last Tsar, and the UK bestseller The Duchess of Windsor. A frequent onscreen expert and commentator for historical documentaries, his work has appeared in Majesty Magazine, Royalty Magazine, Royalty Digest, and Atlantis Magazine.
SUE WOOLMANS is a royal historian and writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications. With Paul Kulikovsky, great-grandson of Tsar Nicholas II’s sister Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, she recently edited the Grand Duchess’s memoirs, Twenty-Five Chapters of My Life. She is a sound engineer and lives in London.
Any book by Greg King (and of course a tip of the hat to Sue Woolmans) is a feast of detailed, thoughtful history. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Tom F
This was exceptionally knowledgeable and insightful of how the 1st World War started. I always knew that it started in Sarajevo but had no idea of the intrigue behind it.Published 10 days ago by Sharron M Detz
I'm a bit of a history buff, but I've never read anything about the Archduke. So I picked this up, having read some of Greg King's other biographies. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tina
I really liked this book. It shows the misconception of Franz Ferdinand and Sophie as the heir to the Austrian throne. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kevin M Quigg
I really enjoyed this book. The fate of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is probably one of the most famous events in modern history, yet for most of us so little is known about him, his... Read morePublished 4 months ago by R Helen
Sunday June 28, 1914 began with birdsong and bells as the faithful attended church and mosque in Sarejvo Bosnia. The land had been annexed to Austrian hegemony in 1908. Read morePublished 5 months ago by C. M Mills