Nikolai Tolstoy "The Tolstoys: Twenty-Four Generations of Russian History"
Quill, William Morrow and Company, New York | 1983 | ISBN 0688066747 | 365 pages | PDF | 153MB, 163MB
Most of the Tolstoys abandoned their ancestral homeland shortly after the Revolution. Among them were the parents of Nikolai Tolstoy, an author born in England in 1935; he continues to live and write there today. In ''The Tolstoys'' he tells the fascinating and complicated story of his family's glorious and bloody past and, for the most part, he tells it with authority, grace and good humor. The reader will find no startling new revelations on the career or personality of the great writer Leo Tolstoy. It is his less-known but no less colorful relatives who occupy the center of attention.