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Thirteen Years at the Russian Court
by Pierre Gilliard
Publisher: Hutchinson & Co.
ISBN Hardcover: Predates ISBN system
ISBN Softcover: No softcover edition available
Print Status: out of print
A memoir by the Swiss-born French tutor to the children of Nicholas II.
Gilliard enjoyed intimate access to the private life of Nicholas II's family rivaled only by Anna Vyrubova, and accompanied the Romanovs into exile as far as Ekaterinburg. His is one of only two first hand accounts of life in the governor's mansion in Tobolsk.
in my opinion:
Possibly the best first hand account of the last imperial family. Gilliard is valuable for his precision and observation, as well as his attention to matters both political and personal.
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