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Moscow: Gosudarstvennoye Izdatel'stvo Politicheskoy LIteratury, 1958. Hardcover. xv, , 510,  pages, Illustrations. Some page discoloration. Rear board weak and strengthened with glue. This is a collection of Documents, various orders, decisions, letters, verdicts,etc. Name, location, and date in ink on t-p. Title page is in two colors. Stamp on title page.
c1916? Framed photograph. Photograph is approximately 7 inches by 9 inches. It is black and white. It is in a sealed frame with a silver colored border. The glass and frame are in good condition, but there are a few scratches and signs of wear. The frame measures approximately 8 inches by 10.5 inches. The picture is resting on a blue backing material. The image background is one seen in many of the photos of the Romanov daughters, with a portion of a large frame of a picture at the upper right. This image shows three of the daughters seated at a table with one daughter standing. There is an open book on the table and the standing figure is looking down at it, and the three seated daughters are looking toward the camera. The four girls are in long white dresses. There is a vase with flowers on the left side of the table. There is an urn or vase on a table in front of the large painting, to the right of the seated figures. No examples of this specific image has been located through repeated internet searches! Some photos found on line do show the chair and the table seen in this photograph.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1968. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 275,  pages. Cover has wear, scuffs, dings, and some soiling. Prince David Chavchavadze (May 20, 1924 – October 5, 2014) was an Georgian author and a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer of Georgian-Russian origin. Chavchavadze was a descendant of a prominent Georgian noble family and the Imperial Russian dynasty. His father, Prince Paul, was a writer and translator, and an émigré in the United Kingdom, and then the United States. Chavchavadze served during World War II as liaison for the U.S. Army Air Force Lend-Lease supply operations to the Soviet Union. After the war, he entered Yale University. He spent more than two decades of his career as a CIA officer in the Soviet Union Division. After his retirement, Chavchavadze specialized in tracing the nobility of Imperial Russia and authored The Grand Dukes (1989). He also published Crowns and Trenchcoats: A Russian Prince in the CIA (1989) based on his CIA experiences.
Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1963. First Edition as an Ann Arbor Paperback [stated]. Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. , 442,  pages. Bibliographical Notes. Index. Ink writing inside front cover and ink underlining noted. New Introduction by Raymond Aron. Franz Borkenau (December 15, 1900 – May 22, 1957) was an Austrian writer. Borkenau was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of a civil servant. As a university student in Leipzig, his main interests were Marxism and psychoanalysis. Borkenau is known as one of the pioneers of the totalitarianism theory. In the 1950s, Borkenau was well known as an expert on Communism and the Soviet Union. Borkenau was one of the founders of Sovietology. As a Kremlinologist, one of Borkenau's major interests was making predictions about the future of Communism. During WWII Borkenau wrote that Communist internationalism was only a vehicle for Soviet imperialism. Some of Borkenau's predictions, such as his claim during the early 1950s about the coming Sino-Soviet split would come true, but others would not. In an article in the April 1954 edition of Commentary entitled "Getting at the Facts Behind the Soviet Facade", Borkenau wrote that the Sino-Soviet alliance was unstable and would last for only a decade or so.