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Intrepid Indeed

Advantages: Extremely interesting insight into a little covered aspect of WW2
Disadvantages: none

Betty Lussier was born in Alberta, Canada. At the height of the depression her father bought a Maryland farm at a bank foreclosure sale, they crossed the border to the States and settled down to the hard life of raising dairy cattle and the crops needed t ...

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Review of Intrepid Woman - Betty Lussier

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The shadow that fell across a family

Advantages: Well-researched poignant portrait of the family and their doom
Disadvantages: None for anyone interested in the subject

A few years ago, Helen Rappaport wrote and published ‘Ekaterinburg’, a painstaking, chilling account of the final days and death of the last Tsar of Russia and his family. To a certain extent this biography is a prequel to that volume, an account of the ...

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Review of Four Sisters The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses - Helen Rappaport

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A Bitter Man, cashing in.......

Advantages: Shows exactly how low some will stoop for money
Disadvantages: As above

This book was written by Princess Diana's Private Secretary, P.D. Jephson. He was with her from 1987 to 1996. A long time for someone who, if reading the book is to be believed is so disgruntled with her and his life in her service. I was reluctant to ...

SandraD 12.07.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Shadows of a Princess - Patrick Jephson

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PJ AT KP

Advantages: SOME INSIGHT INTO THE RUNNING OF KENSINGTON PALACE
Disadvantages: POMPOUS, BADLY WRITTEN DRIVEL

With friends (or rather an employee) like Patrick Jephson, who needs enemies. That's my opinion having read his longwinded self-opinionated exercise in pomposity. Perhaps I am being unfair as I have to say I find even his photograph offensive, but I'll ...

ANNJSEC 22.10.2001 · Read full review
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"What he said... came from a secret memory box..."

Advantages: Fascinating personal memoir, almost unique
Disadvantages: Some bad grammar, a little disjointed

Although obviously written by a different author, this book in effect is a companion volume to “I Was Hitler’s Chauffeur”. Like that volume its chief fascination really lies in the rare insights it affords of Hitler’s personality. An important start ...

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Review of He Was My Chief - Christa Schroeder

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