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Kurth, Peter

Overview
Works: 16 works in 91 publications in 9 languages and 5,887 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DK254.A7, B
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Most widely held works about Peter Kurth
 
Most widely held works by Peter Kurth
Anastasia : the riddle of Anna Anderson by Peter Kurth( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1918, Tsar Nicholas II and his family were shot in the Russian Revolution. In 1920, a woman who many believe was the Grand Duchess Anastasia was rescued from a canal in Berlin. This is her story
Isadora : a sensational life by Peter Kurth( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a biography of the pioneer of modern dance offering a dramatic portrait of her sensational and turbulent life, chronicling her many love affairs, passionate devotion to dance, and personal tragedies
Tsar : the lost world of Nicholas and Alexandra by Peter Kurth( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This splendidly illustrated volume evokes the world of pre-revolutionary Russia on every page and tells the story of the last Romanovs as never before. Peter Kurth, author of Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson, recreates the private life of the imperial family with great clarity and new insights. He begins the story in 1913, a year of celebrations marking 300 years of Romanov rule, but also the last year before the onset of the Great War, which would bring a shattering end to the dynasty. From there he returns to the childhoods of Nicholas and Alexandra and follows them through their courtship, marriage and coronation to the Siberian cellar where their lives ended. The narrative is effectively complemented by archival images from the imperial family's personal albums and private collections, many of them never before published, matched with present-day color photographs of the palaces and places the Romanovs knew. A special visual section, The Imperial Year, documents the family in their palace outside St. Petersburg, at their seaside retreat in the Crimea, on board the royal yacht in the Gulf of Finland and visiting their hunting lodge at Spala, deep in the forests of Poland. Photographer Peter Christopher also followed the path of the imperial family, and his color photographs range from the splendors of Tsarskoe Selo to the remains of "The House of Special Purpose" in Ekaterinburg. The many questions still surrounding the murders that took place in that house are examined by Peter Kurth, and in the book's final chapter he details the recent discovery of the Romanov bones and the DNA tests used to determine their authenticity. The fascinating saga of Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to be Anastasia, the tsar's youngest daughter, is also included along with a candid picture of the Russian aristocracy in exile
American Cassandra : the life of Dorothy Thompson by Peter Kurth( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anastasia : the life of Anna Anderson by Peter Kurth( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het levensverhaal van Anna Anderson ( -1983), die altijd beweerd heeft Anastasia Nikolajevna Romanova (1901-1918?), de vierde dochter van de laatste Russische tsaar, te zijn
Im Schatten Victor Adlers : die österreichische Sozialdemokratie zwischen Wahlrechtskampf und Revisionismusstreit, 1889-1907 by Peter Kurth( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsaar : de verdwenen wereld van Nicolaas en Alexandra by Peter Kurth( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in Dutch and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van tsaar Nicolaas II en zijn familie, geïllustreerd met zeer veel, vaak onbekende foto's
Wirtschaft, Staat und Sozialpolitik : Schriften und Reden 1900-1912 by Max Weber( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aĭsedora : neistovyĭ tanet︠s︡ zhizni by Peter Kurth( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Russian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der letzte Zar : Glanz und Untergang der Welt von Nikolaus und Alexandra( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isadora Duncan by Peter Kurth( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Polish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zelda, an illustrated life : the private world of Zelda Fitzgerald by Zelda Fitzgerald( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to Zelda's paintings, drawings, and constructions, many biographical photographs, artifacts, letters, and other memorabilia are reproduced. An introduction by Zelda's granddaughter, Eleanor Lanahan, who knows the art more intimately than anyone and who has gathered it for the book, sets the scene. Noted biographer Peter Kurth paints a spirited picture of the tumultuous world the Fitzgeralds inhabited during the Jazz Age. An essay by art historian Jane Livingston offers insights into Zelda's art, examining works from different periods and placing them in the context of several of the major artists of her time
Isadora Dŏnk'ŏn, maehokchŏgin sam = Isadora : a sensational life by Peter Kurth( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Korean and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isadora a sensational life by Peter Kurth( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[A] pioneer of modern dance ... Isadora was the personification of flair, and she was anything but ordinary. Her scandalous behavior, protofeminism, global celebrity, revolutionary politics, and artistic ground breaking all feel quite modern, yet her public life was played out between the Mauve Decade and the Roaring Twenties. From an unconventional childhood and throughout the years of her flurried life, she pursued a creative struggle between Apollo, symbolizing clarity, order, and form, and Dionysus, expressing all that is wild, yearning, and destructive in human nature. In her wake lay adoration, as well as controversy and outrage ... [In this book, the author] recounts this sensational life filled with lavish love affairs, artistic zeal, marvelous performances, and personal tragedies. [The author] allows the free spirit and idiosyncratic personality of this passionate artist to shine through, revealing her ... story set against the ... backdrop of Europe and the United States in the early twentieth century.-Dust jacket
Zar : il mondo perduto di Nicola e Alessandra by Peter Kurth( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Isadora : a sensational life
Alternative Names
Kurt, Piter

Kurth, Peter

Kurth, Peter 19..-... historien

Курт, Питер

Languages
English (59)

German (17)

Polish (4)

Dutch (3)

Russian (3)

French (2)

Italian (1)

Korean (1)

Finnish (1)

Covers
Isadora : a sensational lifeTsar : the lost world of Nicholas and AlexandraAnastasia : the life of Anna AndersonZelda, an illustrated life : the private world of Zelda Fitzgerald