Nicholas and Alexandra

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Laurel Book, 1985 - Biography & Autobiography - 601 pages
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Massie offers a moving, tragic, and unforgettable account of the extraordinary Imperial dynasty of Tsar Nicholas II, his doomed empire, and a revolution that would inexorably change the world forever. "A larger than life drama".--Saturday Review. Photo insert.

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A love story, a war story. - Goodreads
Her contribution in ending the Cold War is notable. - Goodreads
An incredible piece of writing. - Goodreads
Massie is an incredible writer. - Goodreads
You can't change the ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - cbilbo - LibraryThing

I don't know where to begin. I'm a history fanatic. I've read Catherine the Great bio. Since then I've been in search for another good book about Russian history. Other than what I learned about ... Read full review

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User Review  - teeney - LibraryThing

I wanted to LOVE this book. After all, Massie is my favorite author of Romanov works. Unfortunately, I found the science and legal matters discussed and debated in too much detail. The beginning and closing chapters were fascinating, the middle dragged on. Read full review

Contents

Imperial Russia
3
TWO The Tsarevich Nicholas
13
three Princess Alix
27
Copyright

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About the author (1985)

Robert Kinloch Massie III (1929-) is an American historian, author, Pulitzer Prize recipient. He has devoted much of his career to studying the House of Romanov, Russia's royal family from 1613-1917. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky. He spent much of his youth in Nashville, Tennessee and currently resides in the village of Irvington, New York. He studied United States and modern European history at Yale and Oxford University, respectively, on a Rhodes Scholarship. Massie went to work as a journalist for Newsweek from 1959 to 1962 and then took a position at the Saturday Evening Post. In 1969 he wrote and published his breakthrough book, Nicholas and Alexandra. Massie was the president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991, and he still serves as a council member. While president of the Guild, he famously called on authors to boycott any store refusing to carry Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses. His title Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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