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The Resource The diary of Olga Romanov : royal witness to the Russian Revolution : with excerpts from family letters and memoirs of the period, Helen Azar

The diary of Olga Romanov : royal witness to the Russian Revolution : with excerpts from family letters and memoirs of the period, Helen Azar

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The diary of Olga Romanov : royal witness to the Russian Revolution : with excerpts from family letters and memoirs of the period
Title
The diary of Olga Romanov
Title remainder
royal witness to the Russian Revolution : with excerpts from family letters and memoirs of the period
Statement of responsibility
Helen Azar
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
In August 1914, Russia entered World War I, and with it, the imperial family of Tsar Nicholas II was thrust into a conflict they would not survive. His eldest child, Olga Nikolaevna, great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, had begun a diary in 1905 when she was ten years old and kept writing her thoughts and impressions of day-to-day life as a grand duchess until abruptly ending her entries when her father abdicated his throne in March 1917. Held at the State Archives of the Russian Federation in Moscow, Olga's diaries during the wartime period have never been translated into English until this volume. At the outset of the war, Olga and her sister Tatiana worked as nurses in a military hospital along with their mother, Tsarina Alexandra. Olga's younger sisters, Maria and Anastasia, visited the infirmaries to help raise the morale of the wounded and sick soldiers. The strain was indeed great, as Olga records her impressions of tending to the officers who had been injured and maimed in the fighting on the Russian front. Concerns about her sickly brother, Aleksei, abound, as well those for her father, who is seen attempting to manage the ongoing war. Gregori Rasputin appears in entries, too, in an affectionate manner as one would expect of a family friend. While the diaries reflect the interests of a young woman, her tone grows increasingly serious as the Russian army suffers setbacks, Rasputin is ultimately murdered, and a popular movement against her family begins to grow
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10273588
Cataloging source
DLC
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1895-1918
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Olʹga Nikolaevna
Dewey number
947.083092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Russian
LC call number
DK254.O4
LC item number
A313 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Azar, Helen
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True
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  • Olʹga Nikolaevna
  • Nicholas
  • Romanov, House of
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Princesses
  • Nobility
  • Russia
  • Russia (Federation)
Target audience
adult
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royal witness to the Russian revolution
Label
The diary of Olga Romanov : royal witness to the Russian Revolution : with excerpts from family letters and memoirs of the period, Helen Azar
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1914 -- 1915 -- 1916 -- 1917 -- 1918
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 180 pages
Isbn
9781594161773
Lccn
2014469958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 839316641
  • (OCoLC)839316641
Label
The diary of Olga Romanov : royal witness to the Russian Revolution : with excerpts from family letters and memoirs of the period, Helen Azar
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1914 -- 1915 -- 1916 -- 1917 -- 1918
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 180 pages
Isbn
9781594161773
Lccn
2014469958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 839316641
  • (OCoLC)839316641

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