Douglas Smith (writer)

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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[1][2][3][4][5][6] and Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

Smith was born and raised in Minnesota.[15] 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.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Braithwaite, Rodric (18 November 2012). "Former People: The Last Days of the Russian Aristocracy by Douglas Smith – review" – via www.theguardian.com.
  2. ^ Hobson, Charlotte (10 December 2012). "Former People: The Last Days of the Russian Aristocracy by Douglas Smith: review" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  3. ^ "FORMER PEOPLE by Douglas Smith - Kirkus Reviews".
  4. ^ "Former People". 12 November 2012 – via www.newyorker.com.
  5. ^ "Among the Ghosts of Imperial Russia". The New York Times. 2 November 2012.
  6. ^ Hastings, Max (21 October 2012). "Former People: The Last Days of the Russian Aristocracy by Douglas Smith" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
  7. ^ Braithwaite, Rodric (6 November 2016). "Rasputin review – how myth and murder created a Russian legend" – via www.theguardian.com.
  8. ^ Myers, Steven Lee (29 December 2016). "'Rasputin' Unravels the Myths of the 'Mad Monk'" – via www.nytimes.com.
  9. ^ "How author Douglas Smith discovered the real Rasputin - Macleans.ca". 19 November 2016.
  10. ^ "RASPUTIN by Douglas Smith - Kirkus Reviews".
  11. ^ "Making a Man of the Mad Monk - Los Angeles Review of Books".
  12. ^ DeGroot, Gerard (29 October 2016). "Rasputin: Faith, Power and the Twilight of the Romanovs by Douglas Smith" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
  13. ^ "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".
  14. ^ "Grigory Rasputin: full of ecstasy and fire – Stephen Lovell". www.the-tls.co.uk.
  15. ^ "Author of Rasputin, Former People, The Pearl and more - Douglas Smith".
  16. ^ "Douglas Smith - Authors - Macmillan".