Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Delaware author Greer Firestone
releases historical novel Alexei and Rasputin
First published in 2000, discovery of the remains of Alexei and sister Marie in 2007 sparked
new international interest in the Romanovs. This caused Firestone to re-edit and include
unpublished photos from the Beinecke Library of Yale University.
The world has long been fascinated with the compelling characters and cataclysmic events
surrounding the end of the 300-year Romanov dynasty of Russia:
· The mystical (and some say mythical) Rasputin and his influence on the teenaged
Alexei, the heir
· The passionate love affair between Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra
· The four lovely Romanov daughter (OTMA): Olga, Tatiana, Marie and Anastasia
· World War I and the Communist Revolution of 1917
Few books have touched on what was the greatest secret of the age; tsarevich Alexei’s curse
of hemophilia, “The Royal Disease.” Entwined in this tale of incalculable wealth and global
dominance is the enigmatic and charismatic Rasputin. Only Rasputin had the power to stop
the flow of blood. Was he a saint or sinner?
Alexei and Rasputin gives a face, a personality and a soul… to the boy who carried on his
small frame two impossible burdens – heir and hemophiliac.
Firestone is available for school and group lectures, as well as book signings.
Alexei and Rasputin
by Greer Firestone
Taken from first person historical accounts,
Alexei and Rasputin is a novel about the boy whose
murder changed the course of the world.
$18.95 + $3.00 shipping
209 Jackson Blvd • Wilmington DE 19803
(302) 494-3133

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