Paperback – Pub 2016 / Ed. by Dan Dimancescu.
His life as military man, diplomat, exile crossed the paths of many 20th century personalities: Queen Marie of Romania, King Carol II of Romania, Lt. Erwin Rommel, dancer Loie Fuller, actors John Farrow and Maureen O’Sullivan, William Randolph Hearst, ‘Spymaster’ Bruce Lockhart, Sir Winston Churchill, the El Glaoui of Marrakech.
“When communism had gripped Dimancescu’s beloved Romania, when his sovereign was in Swiss exile, when he would never again see his Bucharest home, physically destroyed by American bombs in 1944 and figuratively lost to the occupying Soviet army, when there was little left to him but his family and his personal integrity, he soldiered on, protecting both through long years of exile. Dimancescu’s autobiography, now available for the first time in English, describes a life, at once tragic and heroic, of which all Romanian can be proud.” Dr. Ernest Latham, Historian (Washington, D.C.)