Nicholas and Alexandra

Author: Robert K. Massie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307788474

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

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The story of the love that ended an empire In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs’ lives: Nicholas’s political naïveté, Alexandra’s obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis’s brave struggle with hemophilia. Against a lavish backdrop of luxury and intrigue, Massie unfolds a powerful drama of passion and history—the story of a doomed empire and the death-marked royals who watched it crumble. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Robert K. Massie's Catherine the Great. Praise for Nicholas and Alexandra “A larger-than-life drama.”—Saturday Review “A moving, rich book . . . [This] revealing, densely documented account of the last Romanovs focuses not on the great events . . . but on the royal family and their evil nemesis. . . . The tale is so bizarre, no melodrama is equal to it.”—Newsweek “A wonderfully rich tapestry, the colors fresh and clear, every strand sewn in with a sure hand. Mr. Massie describes those strange and terrible years with sympathy and understanding. . . . They come vividly before our eyes.”—The New York Times “An all-too-human picture . . . Both Nicholas and Alexandra with all their failings come truly alive, as does their almost storybook romance.”—Newsday “A magnificent and intimate picture . . . Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible.”—Harper’s

A Lifelong Passion

Author: Nicholas II (Emperor of Russia),Andrei Maylunas,S. V. Mironenko,Imperator Nikolaj (Rossija, II.)

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 667

View: 6253


The private correspondence and diaries of the Romanovs, obtained from the Russian State Archive, offer an intimate look at the romance of the tsar and tsarina and the most significant events of the early 1900s. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.

Nicholas and Alexandra

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781861540386

Category: Art objects, Russian

Page: 407

View: 9082


This volume draws on a wealth of previously unpublished material to tell the tragic story of the last of the Romanovs as it has never been told before. With more than 630 irreplaceable works of art, costumes, photographs, and private and state documents, and drawing from Nicholas and Alexandra's own personal letters and diaries, it reveals their luxurious world and loving family life - and the horrors of their final years - in moving and compelling detail. Nicholas & Alexandra accompanies an exhibition of the largest collection of imperial family treasures ever to leave Russia. Then, in reproductions of original documents from the State Archive of the Russian Federation, the private world of Nicholas and Alexandra is unveiled.

Nicholas and Alexandra

Author: Robert K. Massie

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0679645616

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 2072


A “magnificent and intimate” (Harper’s) modern classic of Russian history, the spellbinding story of the love that ended an empire—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, The Romanovs, and Catherine the Great “A moving, rich book . . . [This] revealing, densely documented account of the last Romanovs focuses not on the great events . . . but on the royal family and their evil nemesis. . . . The tale is so bizarre, no melodrama is equal to it.”—Newsweek In this commanding book, New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of the Russian empire to tell the story of the Romanovs’ lives: Nicholas’s political naïveté, Alexandra’s obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis’s brave struggle with hemophilia. Against a lavish backdrop of luxury and intrigue, Massie unfolds a powerful drama of passion and history—the story of a doomed empire and the death-marked royals who watched it crumble.

Nicholas and Alexandra

Author: Robert K. Massie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780440163589

Category: Russia

Page: 601

View: 5959


An intimate account of the last of the Romanovs and the fall of Imperial Russia.

Nicholas II, The Last Tsar

Author: Michael Paterson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472136845

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 5269


The character of the last Tsar, Nicholas II (1868-1918) is crucial to understanding the overthrow of tsarist Russia, the most significant event in Russian history. Nicholas became Tsar at the age of 26. Though a conscientious man who was passionate in his devotion to his country, he was weak, sentimental, dogmatic and indecisive. Ironically he could have made an effective constitutional monarch, but these flaws rendered him fatally unsuited to be the sole ruler of a nation that was in the throes of painful modernisation. That he failed is not surprising, for many abler monarchs could not have succeeded. Rather to be wondered at is that he managed, for 23 years, to hold on to power despite the overwhelming force of circumstances. Though Nicholas was exasperating, he had many endearing qualities. A modern audience, aware - as contemporaries were not - of the private pressures under which he lived, can empathise with him and forgive some of his errors of judgement. To some readers he seems a fool, to others a monster, but many are touched by the story of a well-meaning man doing his best under impossible conditions. He is, in other words, a biographical subject that engages readers whatever their viewpoint. His family was of great importance to Nicholas. He and his wife, Alexandra, married for love and retained this affection to the end of their lives. His four daughters, all different and intriguing personalities, were beautiful and charming. His son, the family's - and the nation's - hope for the future, was disabled by an illness that had to be concealed from Russia and from the world. It was this circumstance that made possible the nefarious influence of Rasputin, which in turn hastened the end of the dynasty. This story has everything: romance and tragedy, grandeur and misery, human frailty and an international catastrophe that would not only bring down the Tsar but put an end to the glittering era of European monarchies.

Nicholas and Alexandra

Author: Michel (Prince of Greece),Prince Mishael of Greece

Publisher: I B Tauris & Company Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 2297


An album that chronicles both a tragic tale of failed leadership and an extraordinary love story compiles more than three hundred family photographs of the last czar, Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra Feodorovna, their hemophiliac son, and their four daughters.