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Title:The Grand Dukes
Price:GBP£40.00 (about USD$50.20)
Book ID:B009-3096
Publisher:Atlantic International Publications, New York, 1990
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Atlantic International Publications, 1990, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition

They were among the wealthiest men in the world: powerful, flamboyant, priviliged, but little known to history. Who were these men? The 33 Romanov Grand Dukes. From 1797 to 1917, these Grand Dukes roamed Europe in their private trains, sailed the world in battleships, took over entire hotels, bought great art wholesale, had the most fabulous jewels, gambled millions on the turn of a wheel at Monte Carlo, and were greeted by presidents and kings as lords of the realm. Each in his turn stood but a heartbeat from the Imperial Throne, Autocrat of All the Russias. Yet, they were not always happy men. Some were devastatingly handsome, others ugly; a few were great scoundrels, some talented artists; there were poets and humanists, historians and wastrels-a great variety of unique individuals. But their lives were not their own. Each was at the command of the Emperor in all respects, forbidden the daily life led by most men, for they were always in-waiting should fate call, and they responded in different ways. "The Grand Dukes" consists of 33 individual biographies of these Magnificent Romano Grand Dukes. This is the first USA edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 288 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing to page edges & a few spots to end-papers. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine & front. black cloth; illustrated by b/w. photo's.. Includes bibliography & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Russian Nobility; Romanovs; Russian History; Russia; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0938311115. ISBN/EAN: 9780938311119. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3096.
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