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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User Review  - anneearney - LibraryThing

I loved some parts of this book, while others were so-so, at least for my tastes. I liked: the Romanov's final days, their deaths, the mystery surrounding the burial of their bodies, the DNA research ... 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
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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