Revolutionary Days Author:Princess Julia Cantacuzene Princess Julia Grant Cantacuzčne, President Ulysses S. Grant's oldest grandchild, was born at the White House, married a Russian prince, danced at imperial balls, and witnessed up close the tumultuous final 20 years of Tsar Nicolas II's reign, all of which she chronicles in this fascinating and thrilling memoir. With her husband, diplomat and mi... more »litary officer Prince Mikhail Mikhailovich Cantacuzčne, Julia struggled through the early years of the Russian revolution, alternating between hope for a better future and regret for the loss of a culture she had come to love and adopt as her own. While they wanted to stay and be part of the new Russia, ultimately they had to flee and Julia's gripping account of that episode gives a sense of what it's like to live through a transitional collapse of social order.
This compact, photo-filled Lakeside Press edition of Revolutionary Days also contains excerpts from another of Julia's memoirs, My Life Here and There. Its footnotes and Historical Introduction are helpful and informative, putting Julia's personal observations in context.« less