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Inhaltsangabe: Countess Edith Sollohub, born Edith Natalie de Martens, was well known in pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg for accompanying her husband Alexander on shooting and riding trips and for being outstandingly accurate with her gun. She was the daughter of a high-ranking Russian diplomat, and the mother of three young sons, destined to join the social and intellectual elite of imperial Russia. The Revolution of 1917 changed the course of these lives. By December 1918 her husband was dead, her children separated from her by the closing of the frontiers, and her own life was in danger. This is her account of how she faced these traumatic events, revealing the courage and determination she had shown in earlier times that helped her endure hunger, imprisonment, and loneliness. Her reunion with her sons in 1921 makes the months of danger and deprivation worthwhile. Illustrated with original family photographs this account will interest the serious academic and general reader alike.
Über den Autor: Edith Sollohub was the daughter of a high-ranking diplomat, destined to join the social and intellectual elite of Imperial Russia. She taught herself to type in order to support herself and her sons in their one-room apartment in Paris. She typed some of her account of her life in Russia in snatched moments, and added to these in later life. The manuscript of 'The Russian Countess' was left to her youngest son and daughter-in-law after her death in 1965, who lovingly deciphered the handwritten notes, edited the text and unearthed photographs to ensure that her wish - that her memoirs might one day be published - be fulfilled.
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. The Russian Countess: Escaping Revolutionary Russia. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Grb1917014
Buchbeschreibung Impress Books, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020955623952
Buchbeschreibung Impress Books, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110955623952
Buchbeschreibung Impress Books, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010955623952