"Memoirs for the most part are tedious," writes Prince Adam Razumoff, "dreary stuff on the whole." The author avoids this trap by writing his memoir as a novel... tracing his life through stops in London, Paris, Constantinople, Moscow, Washington and Montréal. As he does, he describes his encounters with the famous, the important, and the influential, and with "those who hold his heart - and his hatred". A fast-moving, compelling story, it is more than a record of one man's life; it is an authentic history centered around the War of 1812 - the "unknown war" or "forgotten war" between United States and Canada. It pivots around deaths of innocents, of loves gone wrong, of revenge and ultimately of searches for redemption. In his introduction, Alexis Troubetzkoy describes the serendipity by which Razumoff 's manuscript came into his hands, together with a trove of supporting documentation. Prince Troubetzkoy is an internationally published author who has written on the mysterious disappearance of Tsar Alexander I, a brief history of the Crimean War, and a history of Arctic development. More recently he authored The St. Petersburg Connection: Russian-American Friendship from Revolution to Revolution. A fellow of the Association of Russian-American Scholars in the U.S.A., he has been Headmaster of Selwyn House School in Québec, and of Appleby College and the Toronto French School in Ontario. He resides in Toronto with his wife, Hélène, while their daughter and son continue to live in Budapest and Majo
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|Size: ||7.1 MB|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781460275863 (DRM-PDF)|
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