The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas II

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Wiley, Mar 24, 2006 - History - 600 pages
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"Any book by Greg King is a book to be kept and savored. He has not only given us a fresh, clear-eyed, and often startling new look at the life of the last Romanovs, but also lived up to the promise of his title. He has shown us how the whole enterprise worked, from Tsar Nicholas to his lowest cook and chambermaid. This book is a great work of scholarship--and a wonderful read."
--Peter Kurth, author of Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra and Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson

"A mammoth, monumental achievement. No other book captures the essence and the entire scope of life at the court of Nicholas II. It's a thoroughly enjoyable and encyclopedic masterpiece that will be a major source for historians and biographers for years to come."
--Marlene A. Eilers, author of Queen Victoria's Descendants and publisher of Royal Book News

"Greg King has truly written a tour de force. The book is extremely well researched, has over 100 illustrations and is, quite simply, marvelous."
--Coryne Hall, author of Little Mother of Russia, Once a Grand Duchess, and Imperial Dancer

"Greg King is emerging as one of the leading authorities in today's liveliest field of Russian studies, and this is a major contribution to the study of late Imperial Russia."
--Joseph T. Fuhrmann, author of Rasputin and the editor of The Complete Wartime Correspondence of Tsar Nicholas II and the Empress Alexandra

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Review: The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas II

User Review  - MeriBeth - Goodreads

Greg King's Court of the Last Tsar is a detailed accounting of the royal court surrounding the last of the Russian Tsars. King not only details the Imperial family itself but the complex hierarchy of ... Read full review

Review: The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas II

User Review  - Michael Llewellyn - Goodreads

There are numerous books and films about Russia's last tsar, but author Greg King's contribution is exemplary for its detailed behind-the-scenes look at how these people lived, loved and died as the ... Read full review


St Petersburg Part One Personages 1 The Last Tsar
The Imperial Family
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About the author (2006)

GREG KING is the coauthor of The Fate of the Romanovs (Wiley). His previous works include The Last Empress: The Life and Times of Alexandra Feodorovna, Tsarina of Russia and The Man Who Killed Rasputin: Prince Felix Youssoupov and the Murder That Helped Bring Down the Russian Empire. He has worked as an on-screen commentator with the Learning Channel, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, and the Arts and Entertainment Channel.

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