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Anastasia: The Lost Princess Hardcover – January 15, 1989.

Anastasia: The Lost Princess Hardcover – January 15, 1989. by. James Blair Lovell (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. In 1976 the author met Anastasia and her husband, John Manahan, eccentric scion of a wealthy Virginia family.

It is interesting, however, to see what exactly Anderson’s supporters saw in her that made her seem like Anastasia.

Anastasia-the name has become synonymous with enigma.

by James Blair Lovell. Anastasia-the name has become synonymous with enigma.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 483-488) and index

Includes bibliographical references (p. 483-488) and index

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Eminent Romanov historian James Blair Lovell's major work, Anastasia: The Lost Princess, was first published in 1991. When he died in 1993, he left behind a vast and important archive of Romanov documents and artifacts.

Eminent Romanov historian James Blair Lovell's major work, "Anastasia: The Lost Princess, "was first published in 1991. When he died in 1993, he left behind a vast and important archive of Romanov documents and artifacts, some of which is reproduced here for the very first time. Carol Townend studied European and Byzantine History at Royal Holloway College, London University.

Anastasia - the youngest of the tsar's four daughters - was 17 when she . One excellent book to read is the one by James Blair Lovell. I have it checked out of a local library.

Anastasia - the youngest of the tsar's four daughters - was 17 when she was supposedly killed in 1918. What makes the theory even more intriguing is that the author is leading Russian historian Veniamin Alekseyev, an academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences who was a member of the Russian government commission which investigated the authenticity of bones purporting to the those of the royals. Yet the author of the new book - 'Who are you, Ms Tchaikovskaya?' - is concerned that she has been labelled an imposter too easily.

[nastasia] reads like a detective novel, [and] presents an often shocking portrait totally at odds with the Anastasia legend of stage and screen. The fullest account of the mystery to date. --Publishers Weekly

Comments: (7)

Enjoying the book.
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!!
I knew the author personally which is why I obtained a copy of his work.
Best writer of his time! Rest in Peace, Mr. Lovell.
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. Then she claims there was no massacre, and the Tsaritsa and her daughters were taken to Perm. Mr. Lovell later admitted he outright made up some of the stories in this book, which causes one to question everything he writes (as though it weren't already so questionable enough already). Just as bizarre, the "children" he dedicated this book to were actually his cats. What?

There were also a number of embarrassing, basic errors about Russian history and the last Imperial Family. To give just a few examples, Mr. Lovell says the Dowager Empress violated court custom by insisting on taking precedence over the reigning Tsaritsa. That was established court protocol, not something the Dowager Empress did just to stick it to her daughter-in-law! He also claims Nicholas's parents objected to his marrying Alix because she was Lutheran, but this makes no sense, since plenty of other Tsaritsas, including his own mother, had converted to Orthodoxy. They objected to the match for many other reasons. Another of his numerous, embarrassing errors is when he claims Aleksey was found to have hemophilia when he fell down as a small boy and got strange bruises. His parents knew since he was six weeks old and starting strangely bleeding from the navel! I won't even get into Mr. Lovell's archaic convention of "translating" proper names of people who never even went by Anglicized names, like "Sergius" instead of Sergey.

It's not entirely without merit, but then again, many a trashy biography or pulp fiction is also an entertaining read. However, it's marred too much by all the wild stories, embarrassing historical errors, and in-your-face bias.
When I read this book it was so disapointing. The only part that wasn't disapointing was when he didn't talk about Anna Anderson. After all I read about the masscre I'm starting to think that no had ecsape. I enjoyed the first book in it called The Court of the double Eagle. But after that things started to get strange. When Serge and her were in Germany, they said they had a hard time finding a hotel, well why didn't she speak German? I mean the real Anastasia knew Russian, English, French, and Greman. Some say she looked like her, I really didn't see it. They said she had the Czars eyes....so, alot of people have blue eyes. And come on the story she came up with, get real. I heard the real Anastasia was a nice person, when the Kleists let Anna live in their home she said she didn't not want to live there. My aunt said there were things she didn't know that Anastasia would, then I heard she knew everything about her. Well, which is it? Why would the real Anastasia claim to be her two years after her family was killed, she wouldn't. And that is why I don't like his book. He didn't listen to any of the other claimers that could have been her. His whole book dosen't really make much sense, If you really want to know more about the Romanovs I suggest you read Nicolas and Alexandra. I am borrowing the book from a friend, and I haven't even got done with it yet and I like it.
Since this book was published, it was established that the subject, who went by several names, was not the Grand Duchess Anastasia through many DNA tests. There fore, reading in hindsight, the author's devotion to her cause pales a little, like knowing the end of a mystery. But, it makes you think, if she was not Anastasia, what is the REAL story?? Did she intend to hoax the world? Or was it an idea fed to her in one of the asylums she was in?? How did she know what she did about the Royal Family?? How did she manage to find so many protectors despite her not so nice personality?? Did people help her? Was she insane, or is there a 'psychic' explanation?? Did Anasastia's memories 'enter' her spirit somehow?? These ideas begin to spin when you are reading, if she was the Polish factory worker, Franschika Schakowska, how did she come up with The Story of the rescue? Did she really have a child, and what became of it?? This book cries out for some kind of follow up now that the DNA is there, and I hope the author hears the pleas of curious readers everywhere....things that make you think are all too rare these days.
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.
Anastasia: The Lost Princess download epub
Leaders & Notable People
Author: James Blair Lovell
ISBN: 0895265362
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc.; 1st edition (January 15, 1989)
Pages: 512 pages