Nicholas and Alexandra: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

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Random House Publishing Group, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 639 pages
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From the Modern Library's new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Robert K. Massie--also available are Peter the Great and The Romanovs

In this commanding book, Robert K. Massie, prize-winning author of Catherine the Great, 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.
 
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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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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

Two The Tsarevieh Nicholas
29
FOUR Marriage
43
FM The Coronatiom
54
SIX The New Tran
65
ms Two Revolutionatiea
78
Advice
88
NINE 1905
104
1 lather Agony I 54
173
TWENTYFOUR 1 710 Government Dirintegrater
364
Prince and the Pea rmI
390
TWliNTYSlX Lari I Vinrer at rmrkoe Selo
404
NTvsiv1 1 Revounon l1are1 191 7
418
TWENTYEIGHT Abdiearion
432
TWlNTY IlN1i T1e Empreiri1lone
451
THIRTY Citizen Romanov
467
THlRTYONE His lMl? ii Government
486

FOURllIIEN The Little One Will Not Die
200
SlXlIlN T1e Holy 1evil_ _2l6
227
IIIGIIlIllIN The Romanov Dynasty
248
NIlEII5lN The Long Summer of 1 914
264
TWENTY For the Dfiw re oflloy Rurria
293
lWENYONE Smula
311
lWENTYIW0 Poor Fellow
326
TWENTYTl REE 1 71 Fmfid DeeeMien
343
THIRTTW Siberia
498
THIRTTHRElI Good Rurrian Men
513
THIRTFOUR Ekaterinbarg
533
Epilogue
547
of Nicholas and Alexandra _
563
Aeknowledgvnentr 56 7
609
I 5
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About the author (2012)

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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