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"Twilight Of Royalty" 1932 The Grand Duke Of Russia, Alexander

The Grand Duke Of Russia, Alexander

[224] pp.


Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc.

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Richard Montgomery Tobin (April 9, 1866 – January 23, 1952) was an American banker and diplomat. He was a civic leader and philanthropist in San Francisco, California and served as United States Minister to the Netherlands.

*title page to chapter one semi-detached*

Grand Duke Alexander Mihailovich of Russia was a naval officer, an author, explorer, the brother-in-law and advisor of Emperor Nicholas II.

Alexander played a major role in the creation of Russian military aviation. He was the initiator of the officer's aviation school near Sevastopol in 1910 and later the chief of the Imperial Russian Air Service during the First World War.

In 1917 he went into exile and wrote his memoirs and became fascinated with archaeology and conducted a number of expeditions.

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