Nicholas and Alexandra

Author: Robert K. Massie

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 666

View: 8344

An incisive account of the last of the Romanov dynasty details the love affair of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra, their family, their involvement with Rasputin, and the revolution that transformed imperial Russia. Reprint.

The Biography Book

Author: Daniel S. Burt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573562560

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 650

View: 8169

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that identify and assess the biographical materials available on over five hundred notable historical figures, listing autobiography and primary sources, recommended biographies and juvenile biographies, other biographical studies, biographical novels, fictional portraits, and biographical films and theatrical adaptations.

A Lifelong Passion

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

Publisher: Doubleday Books


Category: History

Page: 712

View: 1350

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.

Affair to Remember

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610595575

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 2588

"A warm and intimate account of many of the world's greatest love stories-- captivating tales of grand passions, charismatic personalities, and extraordinary exploits. Some of these affairs shocked the world, others altered the course of history. Included in the book are the stories of Lord Byron and Lady Caroline Lamb, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Edward VIII and Mrs. Simpson, Napoleon and Josephine, Aristotle Onassis and Maria Callas, Victoria and Albert, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, and many more"--Page 4 of cover.

Alexandra: The Last Tsarina

Author: Carolly Erickson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472107977

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2509

The lives and deaths of the Romanov family are redolent with colour and drama, but the personal life of the beautiful Tsarina Alexandra has remained enigmatic. Under Erickson's masterful scrutiny the full dimensions of the Empress's singular psychology are revealed: her childhood bereavement, her long struggle to attain her romantic goal of marriage to her handsome cousin Nicholas, anguishing shyness, the struggles with her in-laws, a false pregnancy, her increasing eccentricities as she became more preoccupied with matters of faith, and her growing dependence on a series of occult mentors, the most notorious of whom was Rasputin. With meticulous care, long-practised skill, and generous imagination, Erickson has brought Alexandra and her family back to life. Taking advantage of material unavailable until the fall of the Soviet Union, Erickson portrays Alexandra's story as a closely observed, enthrallingly documented, progressive psychological retreat from reality.

Nicholas and Alexandra

Author: Robert K. Massie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1781850569

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 540

View: 6302

In this commanding book, Robert K Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs. Nicholas's political naivete, Alexandra's obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis's brave struggle with haemophilia. 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.

The 50 Most Romantic Things Ever Done

Author: Dini Von Mueffling

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802137890

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

View: 9000

A compendium of the most romantic things done by famous and everyday people recounts such events as Clark Gable's taking Carole Lombard to a Hollywood party in a heart-covered Model T and Robert Browning's poetry-reading courtship of Elizabeth Barrett. Reprint.

World History On The Screen

Author: Wendy S. Wilson,Gerald H. Herman

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825146152

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 7175

Help your students develop critical-viewing skills while they deepen their understanding of world history! Enhances exploration of world history through the study of compelling films.

The Dangerous Passion

Author: David M. Buss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684867869

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 9269

Why do men and women cheat on each other? How do men really feel when their partners have sex with other men? What worries women more -- men who turn to other women for love or men who simply want sexual variety in their lives? Can the jealousy husbands and wives experience over real or imagined infidelities be cured? Should it be? In this surprising and engaging exploration of men's and women's darker passions, David Buss, acclaimed author of The Evolution of Desire, reveals that both men and women are actually designed for jealousy. Drawing on experiments, surveys, and interviews conducted in thirty-seven countries on six continents, as well as insights from recent discoveries in biology, anthropology, and psychology, Buss discovers that the evolutionary origins of our sexual desires still shape our passions today. According to Buss, more men than women want to have sex with multiple partners. Furthermore, women who cheat on their husbands do so when they are most likely to conceive, but have sex with their spouses when they are least likely to conceive. These findings show that evolutionary tendencies to acquire better genes through different partners still lurk beneath modern sexual behavior. To counteract these desires to stray -- and to strengthen the bonds between partners -- jealousy evolved as an early detection system of infidelity in the ancient and mysterious ritual of mating. Buss takes us on a fascinating journey through many cultures, from pre-historic to the present, to show the profound evolutionary effect jealousy has had on all of us. Only with a healthy balance of jealousy and trust can we be certain of a mate's commitment, devotion, and true love.

The Three Emperors

Author: Miranda Carter

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960965

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 785

The Three Emperors by Miranda Carter is the juicy, funny story of the three dysfunctional rulers of Germany, Russia and Great Britain at the turn of the last century, combined with a study of the larger forces around them. Three cousins. Three Emperors. And the road to ruin. As cousins, George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II and the last Tsar Nicholas II should have been friends - but they happened also to rule Europe's three most powerful states. This potent combination together with their own destructive personalities - petty, insecure, bullying, absurdly obsessive (stamp collecting, uniforms) - led not only to their own dramatic fallouts and falls from grace, but also to the outbreak of the First World War. Miranda Carter's riveting account of how three men who should have known better helped bring down an entire world is a gripping story of abdication, betrayal and murder. 'Fascinating. A wonderfully fresh and beautifully choreographed work of history' Mail on Sunday 'Miranda Carter's story is full of vivid quotations...a romp though the palaces of Europe in their last decades before Armageddon' Sunday Times 'Fascinating. Carter is a gifted storyteller and has written a very readable account' Independent 'That these three absurd men could ever have held the fate of Europe in their hands is a fact as hilarious as it is terrifying. I haven't enjoyed a historical biography this much since Lytton Strachey's Victoria' Zadie Smith Miranda Carter's first book, Anthony Blunt: His Lives, won the Royal Society of Literature Award and the Orwell Prize and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography Prize, the Guardian First Book Award, the Duff Cooper Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. The book was named as one of the New York Times Book Review's seven best books of 2002. Miranda lives in London with her husband and two sons.