Download or read book The Last Tsar written by Edvard Radzinsky and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2011-03-30 with total page 522 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Russian playwright and historian Radzinsky mines sources never before available to create a fascinating portrait of the monarch, and a minute-by-minute account of his terrifying last days.
Download or read book The Last Tsar written by Эдвард Радзинский and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Biography of Tsar Nicholas II providing a portrait of the monarch and detailed account of his last days and assassination.
Download or read book The Last Tsar written by Edvard Radzinskii and published by Vintage. This book was released on 1992 with total page 433 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is an examination of the life and death of Nicholas II, with special emphasis on the last 18 months of his life. Material only recently available from the Kremlin archives, including the Romanov diaries, telegrams, letters and other papers, throws new light on events which have remained a mystery for 75 years. Fresh evidence is presented on the happenings of the night of 16th-17th July 1918, on whether any members of the Tsar's family survived, on the source of the final execution order, and on the part played by Lenin.
Download or read book The Last Tsar written by Ėdvard Radzinskiĭ and published by Macmillan Reference USA. This book was released on 1993 with total page 686 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exploration of the mystery surrounding the death of Tsar Nicholas II and his family employs the Tsar's diaries and firsthand accounts of the slayings to offer a minute-by-minute chronology of the Tsar's final hours
- Author : Pierre Gilliard
- Publisher : Read Books Ltd
- Release : 2020-07-14
- ISBN : 152876675X
- Pages : 292 pages
Download or read book Thirteen Years at the Russian Court A Personal Record of the Last Years and Death of the Czar Nicholas II and his Family written by Pierre Gilliard and published by Read Books Ltd. This book was released on 2020-07-14 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1921, this book contains the memoirs of Pierre Gilliard. Pierre Gilliard (1879 – 1962) was a Swiss author and academic famous for being the French language tutor of Russian Emperor Nicholas II's children between 1905 and 1918. Within these pages, Gilliard describes Tsarina Alexandra's sadness relating to her son's haemophilia and her belief in Grigori Rasputin's ability to help the boy. This volume constitutes a must-read for those with an interest in Russian history, and it would make for a fantastic addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: “My First Lessons at the Court (Autumn, 1905)”, “Alexis Nicolaievitch—Visits to the Crimea”, “I Begin my Duties as Tutor—The Czarevitch's Illness”, “The Czarina, Alexandra Feodorovna”, “Rasputin”, “Life at the Tsarskoie-Selo—My Pupils (The Winter of 1913-14)”, “Journeys to the Crimea and Rumania”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.
Download or read book The Rise And Fall Of The Romanov Dynasty written by Yuko Meanor and published by Independently Published. This book was released on 2021-12-06 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reigning from 1894 to 1917, Nicholas II was the last emperor of Russia. His rule served as the bookends between what were essentially two Russian empires; the one that his forefathers carved out through imperial ambition and the one dictated by the zealous communists of the Soviet Union bent on socialist expansion. Nicholas was by most accounts a conflicted ruler; a man viewed as kind and generous in his mannerisms yet alleged to be greatly disconnected and apathetic toward the subjects he was supposed to rule over. In this Book About The Romanovs, you will discover: - The Early Life of the Tsar - The Last Tsar's Rise to Power - The Russo-Japanese War and the Massacre of Bloody Sunday - Nicholas's Reforms and the Introduction of Rasputin - Nicholas II and the Onset of the Great War - The Fall of Grigori Rasputin: Russia's Scapegoat and the Romanovs' Trusted Advisor - The Final Years for Nicholas II as Tsar of Russia - From Tsar to Citizen: The Abdication of Nicholas II - A Country in Transition and the Romanovs' Arrest - The Execution of Nicholas II and the Romanov Family - And much, much more! Find out how this last Russian tsar rose to power and oversaw the end of a 300-year family dynasty as it teetered, tottered, and finally fell over the edge of oblivion. This is the story of Tsar Nicholas II.
Download or read book Nicholas II The Last Tsar written by Michael Paterson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-07-13 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The character of the last Tsar, Nicholas II (1868-1918) is crucial to understanding the overthrow of tsarist Russia, the most significant event in Russian history. Nicholas became Tsar at the age of 26. Though a conscientious man who was passionate in his devotion to his country, he was weak, sentimental, dogmatic and indecisive. Ironically he could have made an effective constitutional monarch, but these flaws rendered him fatally unsuited to be the sole ruler of a nation that was in the throes of painful modernisation. That he failed is not surprising, for many abler monarchs could not have succeeded. Rather to be wondered at is that he managed, for 23 years, to hold on to power despite the overwhelming force of circumstances. Though Nicholas was exasperating, he had many endearing qualities. A modern audience, aware - as contemporaries were not - of the private pressures under which he lived, can empathise with him and forgive some of his errors of judgement. To some readers he seems a fool, to others a monster, but many are touched by the story of a well-meaning man doing his best under impossible conditions. He is, in other words, a biographical subject that engages readers whatever their viewpoint. His family was of great importance to Nicholas. He and his wife, Alexandra, married for love and retained this affection to the end of their lives. His four daughters, all different and intriguing personalities, were beautiful and charming. His son, the family's - and the nation's - hope for the future, was disabled by an illness that had to be concealed from Russia and from the world. It was this circumstance that made possible the nefarious influence of Rasputin, which in turn hastened the end of the dynasty. This story has everything: romance and tragedy, grandeur and misery, human frailty and an international catastrophe that would not only bring down the Tsar but put an end to the glittering era of European monarchies.
Download or read book The Many Deaths of Tsar Nicholas II written by Wendy Slater and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-06-26 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did Nicholas II, Russia’s last Tsar, meet his death? Shot point blank in a bungled execution by radical Bolsheviks in the Urals, Nicholas and his family disappeared from history in the Soviet era. But in the 1970s, a local geologist and a crime fiction writer discovered the location of their clandestine mass grave, and secretly removed three skulls, before reburying them, afraid of the consequences of their find. Yet the history of Nicholas’ execution and the discovery of his remains are not the only stories connected with the death of the last Tsar. This book recounts the horrific details of his death and the thrilling discovery of the bones, and also investigates the alternative narratives that have grown up around these events. Stories include the contention that the Tsar’s killing was a Jewish plot, in which Nicholas’ severed head was taken to Moscow as proof of his death; tales of would-be survivors of the execution, self-confessed children of the Tsar claiming their true identity; and accounts of miracles performed by Nicholas, who was made a saint by the Russian church in 2000. Not least among these alternative narratives is the romanticization of the Romanovs, epitomized by the numerous photographs of the family released from the Russian archives.
Download or read book The Last of the Tsars written by Robert Service and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2017-02-23 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘A timely and important book . . . he brings to it rare clarity and common sense. His book is a fast-paced account of the last sixteen months of the tsar’s life; brief, sharp, but laced with well-judged feeling for the dramas of the time.’ Catherine Merridale, Observer In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced from power by revolution. In this masterful and forensic study, Robert Service examines the last year Nicholas's reign and the months between that momentous abdication and his death, with his family, in Ekaterinburg in July 1918. Drawing on the Tsar's own diaries and other hitherto unexamined contemporary records, The Last of the Tsars reveals a man who was almost entirely out of his depth, perhaps even willfully so. It is also a compelling account of the social, economic and political foment in Russia in the aftermath of Alexander Kerensky's February Revolution, the Bolshevik seizure of power in October 1917 and the beginnings of Lenin's Soviet republic.
Download or read book Last of the Tsars written by Richard Tames and published by Pan. This book was released on 1972 with total page 65 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Russian Leaders written by Alexander Dragomiroff and published by Nova Publishers. This book was released on 2002 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Russian Leaders A Bibliography With Indexes
Download or read book Thirteen years at the Russian court written by Pierre Gilliard and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2023-11-20 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a memoir written by Pierre Gilliard, the French language tutor to the five children of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia from 1905 to 1918. It was published following the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the execution of the Russian Imperial family. In this book, Gilliard described Tsarina Alexandra's torment over her son's hemophilia and her faith in the ability of starets Grigori Rasputin to heal the boy.
Download or read book Nicholas II written by Marc Ferro and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1995 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A figure surrounded by myth and speculation, at the center of one of history's most cataclysmic events--the Russian Revolution--Nicholas II remains haunting and enigmatic. Now one of France's most eminent historians presents a biography that goes beyond the lies and half-lies surrounding Nicholas's reign to provide an evocative portrait of this most mysterious ruler. Illustrations.
Download or read book The Life and Death of Nicholas and Alexandra written by Maria Mouchanow and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2014-05-03 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For many, the story of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra, the last Sovereigns of all the Russias, was one of the greatest love stories in history. For others it was a relationship doomed to tragedy from the day of their coronation to the day of their deaths. They were young, they were attractive, they were immeasurably rich and they had absolute power in their country, until everything began to crumble around them. Maria Mouchanow gives her intimate account of the family as one disaster after another befalls them through the eyes of someone who shared in their lives continuously from the day of their marriage right through to the day of their exile to Siberia over twenty years later, and her insights, while often shocking, have the solid ring of truth. This is an account of the private lives of the last Russian Imperial Family as has never been told before or since.
Download or read book Alexander II written by Edvard Radzinsky and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2006-11-14 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Profiles the Romanov Dynasty tsar as one of Russia's most forward-thinking rulers, documenting his efforts to redefine history by bringing freedom to his country, and describing the series of assassination attempts that eventually ended his life.
Download or read book The Court of the Last Tsar written by Greg King and published by Turner Publishing Company. This book was released on 2008-04-21 with total page 760 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It was the most magnificent court in Europe—a world of fairy-tale opulence, ornate architecture, sophisticated fashion, extravagant luxury, and immense power. In the last Russian imperial court, a potent underlying mythology drove its participants to enact the pageantry of medieval, Orthodox Russia—infused with the sensibilities of Versailles—against a backdrop of fading Edwardian splendor, providing a spectacle of archaic ceremonies carefully orchestrated as a lavish stage upon which Nicholas II played out his tumultuous reign. While a massive body of literature has been devoted to the last of the Romanovs, The Court of the Last Tsar is the first book to examine the people, mysteries, traditions, scandals, rivalries, rituals, and riches that were part of everyday life in the last two decades of the Romanov dynasty. It is as difficult for the twenty-first-century mind to imagine the pomp and splendor that accompanied the tsar and his family everywhere they went as it was for the simple Russian peasant toiling a thousand miles from St. Petersburg. This stunningly illustrated volume removes the mystery with more than a hundred black-and-white photos; floor plans of the tsar’s Winter Palace, the Alexander Palace, and the Grand Kremlin Palace; a map of St. Petersburg; and plans of the imperial parks at Tsarskoye Selo and Peterhof. This eye-popping tour of hedonistic imperial Russia on the edge of oblivion draws on hundreds of previously unpublished primary sources, including memoirs, personal letters, diary entries, and official documents collected during author Greg King’s fifteen years of research in Russia and elsewhere in Europe. It invites you to experience dozens of extravagant ceremonies and entertainments attended only by members of the court; exposes the numerous sexual intrigues of the imperial family, including rape, incest, and brazen affairs; and introduces many of the more than fifteen thousand individuals who made the imperial court a society unto itself. Chief among these, of course, was Tsar Nicholas II. He ruled an empire that stretched over one-sixth of the earth’s land surface but lacked, according to one courtier, both his father’s inspiring presence and his mother’s vibrant charm. His wife, Alexandra, was a strong and passionate woman who “never developed the social skills necessary to her rank.” Their wedding and the tsar’s coronation are two of the most spectacular ceremonies described in this lavish volume. Vetted with care by the last remaining members of the Russian imperial court, The Court of the Last Tsar brings the people, places, and events of this doomed but unforgettable wonderland to vivid and sparkling life.
Download or read book The Lost Crown written by Sarah Miller and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-07-10 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In alternating chapters, Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia tell how their privileged lives as the daughters of the Tsar in early twentieth-century Russia are transformed by World War and revolution.