Saturday, October 4, 2008
75. The Fall of Eagles
By C. L. Sulzberger
I just couldn't make myself keep reading this book. However I loved the content so it was probably that the writing style and I were not compatible. I did want to finish it so much that I reactiveded my netflix membership and ordered the 1974 BBC production of it. The blurb from netflix is below.
This superb BBC production chronicles three European dynasties that ultimately crumbled: the Hapsburgs of Austria-Hungary, the Romanovs of Russia and the Hohenzollerns of Germany. Set in the late 1800s, the miniseries recounts how the convergence of autocracy, social strife and World War I led to each family's downfall. The outstanding cast includes Patrick Stewart, John Rhys-Davies, Gemma Jones, Gayle Hunnicutt and Tom Conti.