John Browne Releases New Book: ‘Hidden Account of the Romanovs’

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Romantic Historical Fiction Set Against the Backdrop of World War I and the Russian Civil War

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John Browne releases his novel, “Hidden Account of the Romanovs”—set in WWI and the Russian Civil War. Preparing for President Putin’s State Visit in 2003, The Bank of England is instructed to close any remaining Russian Imperial accounts. The Bank’s investigation follows a Grenadier officer’s career. Against a background of Imperial elegance, the story encompasses two of history’s greatest mysteries, the murder of the Russian Imperial Family and the Ml6-led plot to kill Rasputin.

The book explores the causes of WWI; the true nature of Grenadier trench life with actions involving The Prince of Wales, Winston Churchill, and Christmas 1914; combat flying with 56 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps’; the imprisonment and murder of the Imperial family and examination of the DNA evidence; pressures on King George V causing him to delay rescuing his cousin Nicholas II; and the raising of Bolshevik seed money on Wall Street.

Excerpt from “Hidden Account of the Romanovs”:

“So?” the Kaiser repeated.
“Your Majesty, this Serbian act of war against Austria-Hungary presents us the once-in-a-century opportunity to come to the aid of Emperor Franz Joseph and precipitate a war that is in Germany’s greater strategic interest. Of even more crucial importance, our actions likely will be perceived internationally as protective of an ally. Further, Germany would be seen by Austria-Hungary as falling in step behind Emperor Franz Joseph, rather than vice-versa.”
“Sir,” said the Kaiser in a low voice smacking of sarcasm, “I can see why you are a master diplomat. It is a profession which has been described to me often as refined politeness, where lies and a whiff of cologne are used to cover treachery, ruthless barbarism and the stench of rotting wounds as noble ideals are subjugated to selfish interests.”

Hidden Account of the Romanovs
By John Browne
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 848 pages | ISBN 9781475978339
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 848 pages | ISBN 9781475978322
E-Book | 848 pages | ISBN 9781475978346
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

John Browne, a Pittsburgh Tribune Review columnist and senior investment strategist at Euro Pacific Capital, was raised on a family farm near Bath, England. A historian and economist, he graduated from Malvern, Sandhurst, Cranfield Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School. Formerly with Morgan Stanley and a Member of Parliament, he lives now in Florida. In the Grenadier Guards, he served in British Guiana as the 2nd Battalion pilot.

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