Nicholas and Alexandra: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

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Modern Library, 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 na vet , 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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Contents

Imperial Russia
3
Two The Tsarevich Nicholas
14
THREE Princes Alix
29
Four Marriage43
43
Five The Coronation
54
six The New Tar
65
SEVEN Two Revolutionaries
78
EIGHT The Kaisers Advice
88
TwentyONE Stavka
311
TwentyTwo Poor Fellows
326
TwentyTHREE The Fateful Deception
343
TwentyFour The Government Disintegrates
364
TwentyFive The Prince and the Peasant
390
Twentysix Last Winter at Tsarskoe Selo
404
March 1917
418
TwPNTYEIGHT Abdication
432

NINE 1905
104
TEN The Tsars Village
123
ELEVEN OTMA and Alexis
138
Twelve A Mother Agony
154
THIRTEEN The Royal Progress
173
FourTEEN The Little One Will Not Die
189
FIFTEEN Rasputin
200
SIXTEEN The Holy Devil
216
SEVENTEEN We Want a Great Russia
227
EIGHTEEN The Romanov Dynasty
248
NINETEEN The Long Summer of 1914
264
Twenty For the Defense of Holy Russia
293
TwentyNINE The Empress Alone
451
THIRTY Citizen Romanov
467
THIRTYONE His Majeſtys Government
483
THIRTYTwo Siberia
498
THIRTYTHREE Good Russian Men
513
THIRTYFour Ekaterinburg
533
Epilºgueºr
547
Family Trees of Nicholas and Alexandra
563
Nºº
569
Bibliography
615
Indexº
621
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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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