Paul Gilbert’s Romanov Bookshop on AMAZON

Paul Gilbert (retired) standing outside the State Historical Museum in Moscow

In August 2021, I began publishing books through AMAZON in hardcover, paperback and eBook editions. This includes new titles, translations, reprints of out of print memoirs and old favourites, and unfinished titles, from my years as an independent publisher (1994-2021).

AMAZON does all the printing, packaging and distribution of all of the titles, which allows me to continue researching and writing new works in my retirement.

In order to make these titles affordable to all, I have kept the price of each title at a minimum. The large sized hardcover and colour titles cost more to produce, therefore they are priced higher. I earn a small royalty from the sale of each book sold, which will help supplement my monthly government pension.

Although I retired from both publishing and bookselling in October 2021, I will continue to research and write about the life and reign of Emperor Nicholas II and his family. This new publishing project with AMAZON has already proven to be of great assistance to me in my personal mission to clear the name of Russia’s much slandered Tsar.

I have published 27 titles to date through AMAZON – with many additional titles planned. Please review my current catalogue below – which will be updated regularly. Listings provide a full description for each title, pricing and a Look inside feature.

If you have any questions, please contact me by e-mail royalrussia@yahoo.com

PAUL GILBERT

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Large 8-1/2″ x 11″ format, 242 pages, featuring
400+ black & white photos printed on glossy stock

BOOK DESCRIPTION

This richly illustrated pictorial is a celebration of the beauty and splendour of a lost world: Imperial Russia during the reign of Emperor Nicholas II, from 1894 to 1917.

More than 400+ black and white photographs, printed on glossy paper, showcase Imperial residences, country estates and manor houses, dachas, churches, government buildings, hotels, restaurants, historic events, people and much more.

The Lost World of Imperial Russia, is a remarkable photographic record of one of the world’s greatest empires—one that both attracts and eludes description.

While many of the architectural gems of Imperial Russia have survived to the present day, many others have been lost to history: revolution, civil war, two world wars and 70+ years of Soviet dogma have each taken their toll on Russia’s rich architectural heritage. Many of the photographs in this album remain the only evidence of their existence.


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BOOK DESCRIPTION

In the autumn of 2018, people from nearly a dozen countries gathered in Colchester, England for a conference marking the 150th anniversary of the birth and the 100th anniversary of the death martyrdom of Russia’s last tsar Nicholas II.

Five speakers, including Paul Gilbert, Archpriest Andrew Philips (ROCOR), Nikolai Krasnov, authors Frances Welch and Marilyn Swezey presented seven papers on Nicholas II.

Topics included “A Century of Treason, Cowardice and Lies,” “Why Nicholas II is a Saint in the Russian Orthodox Church,” “Nicholas II and the Sacredness of a Monarchy,” “Nicholas II in Post-Soviet Russia,” and several more.

The original edition of these proceedings published in 2018 is now out of print. This new revised and updated edition of include three additional articles, plus a comprehensive bibliography featuring more than 100 English-language titles on the life, reign and era of Russia’s much slandered Tsar.

Large format 8-1/2″ x 11″ hard cover and paperback editions, 136 pages +50 COLOUR and black & white photos


TSAR’S DAYS: JOURNEY TO EKATERINBURG

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

On 17th July 2018, independent researcher and writer Paul Gilbert travelled to Ekaterinburg, to take part in the events marking the 100th anniversary of the Tsar’s death and martyrdom.

In his own words and photographs, the author shares his experiences and impressions of this historic event, which include visits to the Church on the Blood, Ganina Yama, Porosenkov Log, the Patriarchal Liturgy, exhibitions, and much more.

Gilbert’s solemn journey to the Urals allowed him to experience history in the making, and to honour the memory of the Holy Royal Martyrs, a century after their death and martyrdom.

Large format 8-1/2″ x 11″ hard cover and paperback editions, 152 pages + 200 COLOUR PHOTOS, 65 of which were taken by the author.


KOSTYA: GRAND DUKE KONSTANTIN KONSTANTINOVICH

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

This is the first English language publication, dedicated to one of the most beloved and highly respected members of the Romanov dynasty: Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich (1858-1915).

The Introduction by independent researcher Paul Gilbert, explores Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich’s moral struggle with homosexuality, and the little-known attempt by the Bolsheviks in the 1920s, to plunder the grand duke’s tomb, located in the Grand Ducal Mausoleum of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg.

Also featured are first English translations of biographical studies of Grand Duke Konstantin, by two prominent Russian Romanov historians: Chief Curator of Pavlovsk Palace Alexei Guzanov and author and lecturer Zoia Beliakova.

In addition, are the memories of Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich, written by two of his children: Prince Gabriel (1887–1955) and Princess Vera (1906-2001), both of whom died in exile.

Paperback edition, with 142 pages + 36 black & white photographs


NICHOLAS II: RUSSIA’S LAST ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN MONARCH

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

This book is not only for Orthodox and non-Orthodox persons, but for any one who shares an interest in the life, death, and martyrdom of the Holy Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II.

An illustrated Introduction by independent researcher Paul Gilbert explores the piety of Nicholas II, and his devotion to the Russian Orthodox Church, which reached its fullest development and power, during his 22-year reign.

This book further examines the trials and tribulations the Tsar endured, which later led to his canonization by the Russian Orthodox Church.

Paperback edition, with 134 pages + 23 black & white photographs


RUSSIA’S TREASURE OF DIAMONDS AND PRECIOUS STONES

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Also known as the Fersman Catalogue, this book documents the Romanov jewels seized from the Imperial Family in 1917. The Bolshevik government attempted to sell them in the 1920s, with only limited success. Originally published as a four-part folio in 1925, this highly sought after historic record is now available in a book format [both hardcover and paperback editions] for the very first time.

Large format 8-1/2″ x 11″ hard cover and paperback editions, 206 pages + 100 black & white photos


NICHOLAS II. PORTRAITS
by Paul Gilbert

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Nicholas II. Portraits explores a century of portraits of Russia’s last emperor and tsar, through the eyes of pre-revolutionary and contemporary Russian, and foreign artists.

Originally published in 2019, with 140 pages with 175 black and white photos, this new expanded edition features more pages and more photographs: 180 pages + more than 200 photos, including 185 FULL COLOUR and 30 black & white! The colour photographs really bring the many ceremonial portraits of Nicholas II to life.

In addition, are many portraits painted during his reign by both Russian and foreign artists, as well as those by contemporary Russian artists. My book also features a small section of portraits of the Tsar with his family.

Large format 8-1/2″ x 11″ hard cover and paperback editions, with 178 pages + richly illustrated with more than 200 Colour and black & white photographs


THE CORONATION OF TSAR NICHOLAS II
Compiled and Edited by Paul Gilbert

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Six eyewitness accounts of the crowning of Russia’s last tsar with more than 200 rare vintage photographs & illustrations

The pomp and pageantry surrounding the Coronation of Nicholas II is told through the eye-witness accounts of six people who attended this historic event at Moscow, held over a three week period from 6th (O.S.) to 26th (O.S.) May 1896.

Hard cover and paperback editions, with 456 pages + more than 200 black & white photographs


LAST YEARS OF THE COURT AT TSARSKOE SELO – 2 Volumes
by Alexander Spiridovitch

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VOLUME I – 1906-1910. PAPERBACK EDITION – PRICE $18.99

VOLUME II – 1910-1914. PAPERBACK EDITION – PRICE $18.99

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Originally published in French in 1928, this is the FIRST ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION of both volumes – a MUST read for any one interested in the life and reign of Emperor Nicholas II.

Alexander Ivanovich Spiridovitch (1873-1952) was handpicked by Emperor Nicholas II to serve as his personal security chief from 1906-1916. He was also responsible for the security of the tsar’s residences.

Volume I – 1906-1910, with 458 pages + 59 black & white photographs

Volume II – 1910-1914, with 480 pages + 65 black & white photographs


LOST SPLENDOR
by Prince Felix Youssoupoff

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

An astonishing memoir brings you deep inside the world of majesty and intrigue at the end of the Romanov dynasty. Here is an extraordinary personal history which has all the excitement of a thriller—and is also important in the history of one of the greatest events of modern times.

Paperback edition, with 370 pages + 29 black & white photographs


BONES OF CONTENTION:
The Russian Orthodox Church & the Ekaterinburg Remains

by Paul Gilbert

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Originally published in 2020, this NEW REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION features an additional 40 pages, new chapters and 90 black and white photos.

In May 2022, the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, will convene in Moscow during which they will review the findings of the Investigative Commission and deliver their verdict on the authenticity of the Ekaterinburg Remains.

This is the first English language title to explore the position the highly contentious issue of the Russian Orthodox Church’s position on the Ekaterinburg remains. The author’s research for this book is based exclusively on documents from the office of the Moscow Patriarchate, as well as Russian media and archival sources.

Paperback edition. 206 pages. + 90 black & white photographs


ROMANOV RELATIONS: VOLUME II
Compiled and Edited by Paul Gilbert

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

In this second volume of Romanov Relations, we learn about several little known members of the Russian Imperial Family, among them are Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna, her father Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaievich, and Grand Dukes Alexis Alexandrovich and Nicholas Mikhailovich.

Paperback edition. 186 pages + 38 black & white photographs


Romanov Relations: Volume I
Compiled and Edited by Paul Gilbert

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Romanov Relations is a multi-volume set of books, with each volume offering a collection of out-of-print articles, about the emperors, empresses, grand dukes and grand duchesses, as well as their descendants. Volume One includes 5 chapters, some of which are divided into numerous sub-chapters.

Paperback edition. 234 pages + 70 black & white photographs


MEMORIES IN THE MARBLE PALACE
by Prince of the Imperial Blood Gabriel Constantinovich

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION of the memoirs of Prince Gabriel Constantinovich (1887-1955), the second son of the Grand Duke Constantine Constantinovich. This is the story of a member of the Romanov dynasty who lived to tell his story of life at the Russian Imperial Court, in its twilight years before the First World War.

Paperback edition. 338 pages. Illustrated


DEAREST MAMA . . . DARLING NICKY:
Letters Between Emperor Nicholas II and His Mother Empress Maria Feodorovna 1879-1917

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Written between the years 1879, when Nicky was a little boy, and 1917, after his abdication, this collection of more than 200 letters are a revelation of the personalities of the Emperor and his Empress mother. They were never part of the imperial archives but the cherished possession of both correspondents, carried with them wherever they went. At the outbreak of the revolution, the letters were confiscated by the Soviets.

Paperback edition. 246 pages.


VERA: Princess of the Imperial Blood Vera Konstantinovna
Compiled and Edited by Paul Gilbert

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Princess Vera (1906- 2001), was the youngest child of Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich. By the time she fled Bolshevik Russia in October 1918, she had already lost half of her family. Vera was the only Romanov who remembered pre-revolutionary life and her legendary relatives, including Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna [her god-mother], and was a playmate to their younger children. Princess Vera died on 11 January 2001, at the age of 95.

Paperback edition. 148 pages + 75 black & white photographs


Petrograd: The City of Trouble, 1914-1918
by Meriel Buchanan

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

A compelling first-person account by the daughter of the British Ambassador to Imperial Russia Sir George Buchanan, who provides a lively and accurate account of the 1917 Revolution, and the terror and horror the new Bolshevik order had on the Russian people.

Paperback edition. 202 pages.


Emperor Nicholas II As I Knew Him
by Sir John Hanbury Williams

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

In this compelling and intimate series of diary entries, originally published in 1922, Major-General Sir John Hanbury-Williams (1859-1946) depicts Nicholas II “not as history knows him, but as he knew him.”

Paperback edition. 196 pages.


MISHA: GRAND DUKE MICHAEL ALEXANDROVICH
Compiled and Edited by Paul Gilbert

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

This book explores the milestones in the life of Grand Duke Michael in a series of essays by four distinct authors, and complemented with 50 black and white photographs.

Paperback edition. 136 pages + 50 black & white photographs


MEMOIRS OF THE PAGES TO TSAR NICHOLAS II
by Dr. Thomas E. Berry

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HARDCOVER EDITION – PRICE $22.99

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

The young men of the Corps des Pages, served Nicholas II and his family. This collection of 18 memoirs give eyewitness accounts of weddings, baptisms, Court functions and other events at the Imperial Court between 1894-1917. The last part of the book is devoted to the sad events of the Revolution and the end of the Corps des Pages.

Hardcover and Paperback editions. 258 pages


THE REAL TSARITSA
by Lili Dehn

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Rumour was busy in her lifetime with amazing tales about late Empress Alexandra; how much or little truth lay behind such rumours was known only to her few closest friends, and one of the few was Lili Dehn (1888-1963).

Her study of the Empress’s personality, habits, views, life as she led it, is intimate and illuminating. Lili Dehn was the first person to whom the Empress came with the news of the Tsar’s abdication, and she witnessed his return after that supreme humiliation.

There are dramatic elements in the narrative of the early days of the Revolution; life at Tsarskoye Selo while the Tsar and his family were under arrest; and in the record of the writer’s own imprisonment and adventurous escape.

Paperback and eBook editions. 231 pages


LADIES OF THE RUSSIAN COURT
by Meriel Buchanan

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

The daughter of Sir George Buchanan (1854-1924), British Ambassador at St. Petersburg in the First World War, lived among the Russian Imperial Court amid the fading glories of an age now past.

The stories which make up these six portraits—an empress, four grand duchesses and a princess—are drawn from her own memories, stories of women whose lives were lived in the bright light that shines on royalty, many of whom she knew in their everyday existence.

Paperback and eBook editions. 164 pages


LAST DAYS AT TSARSKOE SELO
by Count Paul Benckendorff

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Count Paul Benckendorff (1853-1921), belonged to the closest circle of Emperor Nicholas II. Following the collapse of the monarchy in 1917, Benkendorff and his wife shared the captivity of the Imperial Family at Tsarskoye Selo.

Benkendorff’s narrative provides a detailed eye-witness account of the Tsar’s abdication, his transfer to Tsarskoe Selo and his daily life in the Alexander Palace, where he was held under house arrest from February to August 1917.

Throughout his memoirs, Benckendorff characterizes Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna as courageous, gracious, and poised despite their obvious concern for their family.

Due to his age and poor health, Benckendorff was unable to follow the Emperor and his Imperial Family’s into exile to Tobolsk. One of the very few who were faithful, he parted with his Sovereign for the last time on 14th (O.S. 1st) August 1917.

Paperback and eBook editions. 168 pages + 40 black & white photographs


TSAR NICHOLAS II
by A.G. Elchaninov

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

This short biography was originally published in 1913, to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty. The author served as a major-general in the Tsar’s suite, and a professor of military art in the General Staff Academy in St. Petersburg.

This new expanded edition features an introduction by independent researcher Paul Gilbert, and two detailed appendices: a chronology of events during the reign of Nicholas II (1894-1917); and 100 facts about Nicholas II and the many reforms he made during his reign.

Paperback and eBook editions. 152 pages


SIX YEARS AT THE RUSSIAN COURT
by Margaretta Eagar

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Born in Ireland, Margaretta Eagar had been selected in 1898 by the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna to take charge of her four daughters. By 1904, she had taken on the roles as nanny, nurse, and friend to the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Marie and Anastasia, all of whom she loved dearly.

This new expanded edition includes two new chapters by the author, both published in 1909, as well as an comprehensive introduction by Romanov historian Charlotte Zeepvat, which includes previously unpublished material, including letters from the State Archives of the Russian Federation.

Paperback edition. 168 pages + 50 black & white photographs


THE LAST DAYS OF THE ROMANOVS
by George Sustav Telberg and Robert Wilton

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Originally published in 1920, this is the complete, shocking story of how, and why, the Soviet secret police massacred Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, and their five children. Dramatic yet meticulous account by a veteran British journalist and historian, based on the official on-site inquest of Russian investigator Nikolai Sokolov – the most thorough ever conducted at the time. As special correspondent in Russia for The London Times during the years of revolution and civil war, the author writes with authority and rare candour. He forthrightly assigns responsibility for the historic crime.

This highly regarded book considers in detail the downfall of the Russian Imperial family, and the authors have drawn upon depositions and eyewitness testimony of those who were close to these historic events. The narrative follows the Romanovs to their deaths, ordered by Lenin, in a Ekaterinburg cellar, so preventing the Tsar becoming a figure for the White Russians to rally around. An essential and recommended work for any student of the fall of monarchy, Russian involvement in the Great War and the rise of Bolshevism.

Paperback edition. 339 pages


MEMORIES OF THE RUSSIAN COURT
by Anna Taneeva-Vytrubova

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

The court of Emperor Nicholas II, was one of the most glorious courts in the world. Anna Taneeva-Vyrubova, a lady-in-waiting and confident of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, witnessed this first-hand. These memoirs provide an eye-witness account, from her entry in 1905 into the world of pomp and power at the center of the Russian Empire, through the subsequent twelve years that she spent with the Tsar’s family, finally providing captivating insight into the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Anna eventually escaped prison to Finland where she lived out her final days in Helsinki, where she died in 1964.

E-book edition.


MEMORIES OF RUSSIA 1916-1919
by Princess Olga Paley

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Princess Olga Valerianovna Paley (1865-1929) was the second wife of Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich (1860-1919). In these memoirs, Princess Paley shares her first-hand account of the times of the Russian Revolution which she experienced painfully. She tells of the last happy days during World War One, the many trials and humiliations her husband and their family were put through, her son’s and her husband’s imprisonment and their ultimate murders by the Bolsheviks. It is also a very interesting insight into the life in Petrogad during the early months of the Russian Revolution.

E-book edition. 265 pages


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© Paul Gilbert. 12 September 2022