New York: The Viking Press, 1971. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xviii, 413,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Maps. Select Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. Some edge soiling. The author received both his M.A. and Ph.D. from Cambridge University. He taught at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.
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New York: Atheneum, 1967. First Edition [Stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. , xvii, , 584,  pages., illus., endpaper maps, occasional footnotes, genealogy, notes, bibliography, index, some soiling fore-edge, DJ soiled, worn, with edge tears/chips. Robert Kinloch Massie III (born 1929) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian and biographer. He has devoted much of his career to studying the House of Romanov, Russia's royal family from 1613 to 1917. He studied United States and European history at Yale and Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. Massie worked as a journalist for Newsweek from 1959–62 then at the Saturday Evening Post. In 1967 Massie wrote and published his breakthrough book, Nicholas and Alexandra, a biography of Nicholas II and Alexandra of Hesse, the last Emperor and Empress of Russia. In 1971 the book was the basis of an Academy Award-winning film of the same title. In 1995, in his book The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, Massie updated Nicholas and Alexandra with much newly discovered information. He was the president of the Authors Guild from 1987–91, and currently serves as an ex officio council member. While president of the Guild, he called on authors to boycott any store refusing to carry Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1941. Later printing, possibly book club. Hardcover. 304 pages. DJ is worn, torn, chipped, soiled, and is price clipped. Endpapers discolored. Some page discoloration. Includes Preface, as well as probably the most expert stories of espionage ever written, based on Mr. Maugham's own experiences as a British agent during the First World War. This fascinating book, first published in 1928, is now officially required reading for persons entering the British Secret Service, and is accepted as literal fact by Dr. Goebbels. It contains probably the most expert stories of espionage ever written. They are based, of course, on Mr. Maugham's own experiences as a British agent during the First World War, but they were written, the author emphasizes in a preface especially written for this edition, purely as entertainment. They make wonderfully exciting reading, freshly significant in these times. William Somerset Maugham CH (25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965) was an English playwright, novelist, and short-story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest-paid author during the 1930s. Orphaned, he was raised by a paternal uncle. He did not want to become a lawyer like other men in his family, so he trained and qualified as a physician. His first novel Liza of Lambeth (1897) sold out so rapidly that Maugham gave up medicine to write full-time. During the First World War, he served with the Red Cross and in the ambulance corps before being recruited in 1916 into the British Secret Intelligence Service. He worked for the service in Switzerland and Russia before the October Revolution of 1917 in the Russian Empire.
New York: Kodansha International, 1997. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 290,  pages. Selected bibliography. Index. Inscribed by the author. Focusing on the lives of Karl Marx, Franklin Roosevelt, and Mikhail Gorbachev, Senator Mitchell shows why America has consistently met the challenges of our times while the Communist system finally failed. George John Mitchell Jr. (born August 20, 1933) is an American lawyer, businessman, author, and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, Mitchell served as a United States Senator from Maine from 1980 to 1995 and as Senate Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995. He briefly served as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine from 1979 to 1980. Since retiring from the Senate, Mitchell has taken up a variety of positions in politics and business. He held a leading role in negotiations for peace in Northern Ireland and the Middle East, being appointed United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland (1995–2001) by President Clinton and as United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace (2009–2011) by President Barack Obama. He was a primary architect of the 1996 Mitchell Principles and the 1998 Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, and was the main investigator in two "Mitchell Reports", one on the Arab–Israeli conflict (2001) and one on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball (2007). Mitchell served as chairman of The Walt Disney Company from 2004 until 2007. He was the Chancellor of Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from 1999 to 2009. Mitchell was a co-chair of the Housing Commission at the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Moscow: State Military Pub. House, 1939. Wraps. 5" x 6.5", 56, wraps, illus., map, footnotes, text has darkened, covers worn and small edge tears/chips, front cover present but separated from text. Top corner of title page cut off, ink notation and stamp on title page, price stamp on rear cover. Part of the Red Army Soldier's Library. Text is in Russian.
Washington DC: Society of Dissemination of Russian National and Patriotic Literature, 1981. Second printing [stated]. Wraps. THIS WORK IS IN THE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE. 644 pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Typed quotations (presumed) taped to the top of pave 5. Front cover has tear at top spine. Cover has some wear and soiling. This work is about the Reign of Tsar Nicholas II. The first printing was in 1949. There are 21 untitled chapters. The period covered is from 1894 until 1917. It discusses Court Life, the Russo-Japanese War, World War I, and the start of the Russian Revolution. Sergei Sergeiivich Oldenburg was born on 29 June 1888. His father Sergey Fedorovich Oldenburg (1863-1934), was a famed academician (1900), and Orientalist specializing in Buddhist studies. He served as permanent secretary of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (from 1904), Russian Academy of Sciences (from 1917), USSR Academy of Sciences (1925-1929), and Minister of Public Education (July — September 1917). He graduated from the law faculty of Moscow University, and later worked as an official in the Ministry of Finance of Russia. Sergei from a young age adhered to right-wing views, a member the Union of October 17. In 1918 Oldenburg went to the Crimea, where he joined the White movement. In the fall of 1920, he was unable to evacuate with the Russian Army, headed by General Baron P.N. Wrangel, because he was sick with typhoid . Having recovered, with fake documents, he traveled from Crimea to Petrograd, where he met his father, who helped him to emigrate. He settled in Paris, France, where he lived in poverty. Sergei Sergeiivich Oldenburg died at the age of 51, in Paris on 28 April 1940.