Douglas Smith (writer)
Douglas Smith is an American writer, historian and translator best known for his books about the history of Russia, including Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy and Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs.
Smith was born and raised in Minnesota. After studying German and Russian at the University of Vermont, he earned a PhD in History from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has also worked for the US Department of State in the Soviet Union, and as a Russia analyst for Radio Free Europe. Smith lives in Seattle with his wife and their two children.
- Braithwaite, Rodric (18 November 2012). "Former People: The Last Days of the Russian Aristocracy by Douglas Smith – review" – via www.theguardian.com.
- Hobson, Charlotte (10 December 2012). "Former People: The Last Days of the Russian Aristocracy by Douglas Smith: review" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
- "FORMER PEOPLE by Douglas Smith - Kirkus Reviews".
- "Former People". 12 November 2012 – via www.newyorker.com.
- "Among the Ghosts of Imperial Russia". The New York Times. 2 November 2012.
- Hastings, Max (21 October 2012). "Former People: The Last Days of the Russian Aristocracy by Douglas Smith" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
- Braithwaite, Rodric (6 November 2016). "Rasputin review – how myth and murder created a Russian legend" – via www.theguardian.com.
- Myers, Steven Lee (29 December 2016). "'Rasputin' Unravels the Myths of the 'Mad Monk'" – via www.nytimes.com.
- "How author Douglas Smith discovered the real Rasputin - Macleans.ca". 19 November 2016.
- "RASPUTIN by Douglas Smith - Kirkus Reviews".
- "Making a Man of the Mad Monk - Los Angeles Review of Books".
- DeGroot, Gerard (29 October 2016). "Rasputin: Faith, Power and the Twilight of the Romanovs by Douglas Smith" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
- "Nonfiction Book Review: Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs by Douglas Smith. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $35 (832p) ISBN 978-0-374-24084-4".
- "Grigory Rasputin: full of ecstasy and fire – Stephen Lovell". www.the-tls.co.uk.
- "Author of Rasputin, Former People, The Pearl and more - Douglas Smith".
- "Douglas Smith - Authors - Macmillan".
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