Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

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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 na´vetÚ, 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.á

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User Review  - LibraryCin - LibraryThing

I've not read very much Russian history, but a fictional account of the last Russian Tsar's last days with his family before they were all executed in 1918 (The Kitchen Boy) caught my interest and ... Read full review

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User Review  - maryreinert - LibraryThing

Fascinating and well-researched story of the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas, and his wife Alexandra and their children. I first read this book approximately 40 years ago and loved it and find it even ... Read full review

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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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