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Twilight of the Romanovs A Photographic Odyssey Across Imperial Russia, by Philipp Blom and Veronica Buckley (Thames & Hudson, $60)
Lina & Serge The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev, by Simon Morrison (Houghton Mifflin, $26)
The Black Russian Vladimir Alexandrov (Atlantic Monthly, $25)
Moscow 1937 Karl Schlögel (Polity Press, $35)