Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Rasputin: Memoirs of His Secretary, the book I worked on with Delin Colon (author of Rasputin and the Jews: A Reversal of History), is now available on Amazon (http://amzn.to/12U3X9lV). Based on the diaries of Aron Simanovitch, Colon's great-granduncle and Rasputin's personal secretary, Rasputin: Memoirs of His Secretary, gives a rare glimpse into the lives of the Romanovs, Nicholas and Alexandra, who were beset by threats from both within and without.

You'll have privileged access to the royal palace beside one of the most interesting characters (previously mostly a caricature) in history: Grigori Rasputin, the so-called "Mad Monk," who had rare access to the royal family. Read the fascinating account of the multiple attempts on Rasputin's life; he was stabbed, poisoned, shot, bludgeoned, and thrown into the freezing Neva river before finally succumbing. And as I've written earlier, there is one chapter that leads me to wonder whether he might have been part of the inspiration for Obi Wan Kenobe...

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