Nicholas and Alexandra (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Nov 8, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 640 pages
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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. 

  

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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  - stacy_chambers - LibraryThing

There's a photograph of Tsar Nicholas II—the last in the set of photographs in the book—sitting on a tree stump, looking thin and rather haggard. By the time the photograph was taken, he had ... Read full review

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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

Contents

Imperial Russia
5
THREE Princess Alix
21
FOUR Marriage
41
SIX The New Tsar
52
SEVEN Two Revolutionaries
77
EIGHT The Kaisers Advice
85
Village
117
ELEVEN OTMA and Alexis
133
FOURTEEN The Little One Will Not Die
179
SIXTEEN The Holy Devil
205
TWENTY For the Defense of Holy Russia
277
TWENTYON E Stavka
294
TWENTY FOUR The Government Disintegrates
410
THIRTY Citizen Romanov
443
Epilogue
518
Genealogy of Nicholas and Alexandra
534

TWELVE A Mothers Agony
163
mmrrru The Royal Progress
169

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About the author (2011)

Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American history at Yale and European history at Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. His books include Nicholas and Alexandra, Peter the Great: His Life and World (for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for biography), The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War, Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea, and Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman.

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