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Spanning two of the most turbulent times in modern history - World War I in Russia and World War II in Paris - Countess Hendrikoff's journals demonstrate the uncertainty, horror and hope of daily life in the midst of turmoil. Her razor-sharp insight, wit and sense of humour create a fascinating eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution and the Occupation and Liberation of Paris.
In A Countess in Limbo, Countess Hendrikoff tells her remarkable true story that includes the loss of her brother in the Russian Gulag, her sister-in-law murdered with the Russian Imperial family at Ekaterinburg, and herself being robbed at gunpoint and accused of being a spy by the Nazis. She also speaks of the daily life that continues during wartime - ration cards and food restrictions, the black market, and the struggle just to get by for another day. Her gripping story and thoughtful analysis provide an invaluable look at life and humanity in the face of war.
BINDING: Hard Cover Edition
SIZE: 9-1/4" x 6-1/4"
NO. PAGES: 460
ILLUSTRATIONS: 25 Black and White
LANGUAGE: English Text
REGULAR PRICE: $50.00 CAD
NOTE: This book weighs more than 1 kg, therefore, heavy shipping charges apply to most orders outside of Canada.