The Romanovs: Autocrats of All the Russias

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Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1981 - History - 852 pages
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For three centuries--beginning with the accession of Mikhail Feodorovich Romanov in 1613--the Romanov Dynasty ruled Russia. Its reign ended with the execution of Nicholas II and Alexandra in the early 20th century. Noted Russian scholar W. Bruce Lincoln has brilliantly portrayed the achievement, significance and high drama of the Dynasty as no previous book has done. His use of rare archival materials has allowed him to present a portrait of the Romanovs based on their own writings and those of the men and women who knew them.

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User Review  - Whiskey3pa - LibraryThing

Bruce Lincoln's passion for russia comes thru clearly in this lengthy account. It is a Bio of the Romanov's and a survey history of Russia. Now and then the transitions are a bit odd, but in fairness ... Read full review

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User Review  - elvisettey - LibraryThing

This is a great history of the Romanov dynasty that teeters between biography and the novel. In some places, it is literally a page-turner. It's not as analytical as some historical texts, but Lincoln ... Read full review



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W. Bruce Lincoln, professor of Russian history at Northern Illinois University, was an acclaimed Russian scholar and the author of Nicholas I, The Romanovs, In War's Dark Shadow, Passage Through Armageddon, Red Victory, and Sunlight at Midnight. He died in 2000.

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