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Book The Last Tsar

    Book Details:
  • Author : Edvard Radzinsky
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2011-03-30
  • ISBN : 0307754626
  • Pages : 522 pages

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.

Book The Last of the Tsars

    Book Details:
  • Author : Robert Service
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-09-05
  • ISBN : 1681775727
  • Pages : 414 pages

Download or read book The Last of the Tsars written by Robert Service and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-09-05 with total page 414 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A riveting account of the last eighteen months of Tsar Nicholas II's life and reign from one of the finest Russian historians writing today. 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. Now Robert Service, the eminent historian of Russia, examines Nicholas's life and thought from the months before his momentous abdication to his death, with his family, in Ekaterinburg in July 1918. The story has been told many times, but Service's deep understanding of the period and his forensic examination of previously untapped sources, including the Tsar's diaries and recorded conversations, as well as the testimonies of the official inquiry, shed remarkable new light on his troubled reign, also revealing the kind of Russia that Nicholas wanted to emerge from the Great War. The Last of the Tsars is a masterful study of 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 ferment in Russia that followed the February Revolution, the Bolshevik seizure of power in October 1917, and the beginnings of Lenin's Soviet socialist republic.

Book Nicholas II

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.

Book The Last Tsar

    Book Details:
  • Author : Edvard Radzinskii
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 1992
  • ISBN : 9780099278313
  • Pages : 433 pages

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.

Book The Last Tsar

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.

Book Nicholas and Alexandra

Download or read book Nicholas and Alexandra written by Robert K. Massie and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-11-08 with total page 663 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A “magnificent and intimate” (Harper’s) modern classic of Russian history, the spellbinding story of the love that ended an empire—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, The Romanovs, and Catherine the Great “A moving, rich book . . . [This] revealing, densely documented account of the last Romanovs focuses not on the great events . . . but on the royal family and their evil nemesis. . . . The tale is so bizarre, no melodrama is equal to it.”—Newsweek In this commanding book, New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of the Russian empire to tell the story of the Romanovs’ lives: Nicholas’s political naïveté, 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.

Book The Last Tsar

    Book Details:
  • Author : Ėdvard Radzinskiĭ
  • Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
  • Release : 1993
  • ISBN : 9780816157709
  • Pages : 686 pages

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

Book Nicholas II  The Last Tsar

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.

Book Alexander II

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.

Book George  Nicholas and Wilhelm

Download or read book George Nicholas and Wilhelm written by Miranda Carter and published by Knopf. This book was released on 2010 with total page 561 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the years before World War I, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Tsar Nicholas II. Carter uses the cousins' correspondence and a host of historical sources to tell their tragicomic stories.

Book Tsar Nicholas II

    Book Details:
  • Author : Hourly History
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2017-12-14
  • ISBN : 9781977735416
  • Pages : 46 pages

Download or read book Tsar Nicholas II written by Hourly History and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2017-12-14 with total page 46 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tsar Nicholas II 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. Inside you will read about... - Nicholas and the Funeral Bride - The Coronation Tragedy - Bloody Sunday - Nicholas' Reluctant Reforms - Three Hundred Years of Romanov Rule - The Tsar and World War I - The Last Russian Tsar And 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.

Book The Race to Save the Romanovs

Download or read book The Race to Save the Romanovs written by Helen Rappaport and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2018-06-26 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this international bestseller investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, Helen Rappaport embarks on a quest to uncover the various plots and plans to save them, why they failed, and who was responsible. The murder of the Romanov family in July 1918 horrified the world, and its aftershocks still reverberate today. In Putin's autocratic Russia, the Revolution itself is considered a crime, and its anniversary was largely ignored. In stark contrast, the centenary of the massacre of the Imperial Family was commemorated in 2018 by a huge ceremony attended by the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church. While the murders themselves have received major attention, what has never been investigated in detail are the various plots and plans behind the scenes to save the family—on the part of their royal relatives, other governments, and Russian monarchists loyal to the Tsar. Rappaport refutes the claim that the fault lies entirely with King George V, as has been the traditional view for the last century. The responsibility for failing the Romanovs must be equally shared. The question of asylum for the Tsar and his family was an extremely complicated issue that presented enormous political, logistical and geographical challenges at a time when Europe was still at war. Like a modern day detective, Helen Rappaport draws on new and never-before-seen sources from archives in the US, Russia, Spain and the UK, creating a powerful account of near misses and close calls with a heartbreaking conclusion. With its up-to-the-minute research, The Race to Save the Romanovs is sure to replace outdated classics as the final word on the fate of the Romanovs.

Book Nicholas II  The Last Tsar

Download or read book Nicholas II The Last Tsar written by Michael Paterson and published by Robinson. This book was released on 2017-07-13 with total page 288 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.

Book Thirteen years at the Russian court

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.

Book To Kill Rasputin

    Book Details:
  • Author : Andrew Cook
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 2011-10-21
  • ISBN : 0752472488
  • Pages : 321 pages

Download or read book To Kill Rasputin written by Andrew Cook and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2011-10-21 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The murder of Rasputin on the night of 17 December 1916 has always seemed extraordinary: first he was poisoned, then shot and finally drowned in a frozen river by Russian aristocrats fearful of his influence on Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra.

Book Rasputin

    Book Details:
  • Author : Ėdvard Radzinskiĭ
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2000
  • ISBN : 9780297819752
  • Pages : 524 pages

Download or read book Rasputin written by Ėdvard Radzinskiĭ and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 524 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: CONTENTS NOT TO BE REVEALED UNTIL SIMULTANEOUS WORLD-WIDE RELEASE.

Book Tsar

    Book Details:
  • Author : Peter Kurth
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release : 1998-11-01
  • ISBN : 9780316557887
  • Pages : 230 pages

Download or read book Tsar written by Peter Kurth and published by Back Bay Books. This book was released on 1998-11-01 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This spectacular illustrated history tells the story of the last Romanovs - one of the great tragic love stories of all time - with unparalleled vividness & intimacy. The text, which follows Nicholas & Alexandria from their childhood's to the Siberian cellar where their lives ended, is complemented by rare images from the imperial family's private collections (locked away for decades in Soviet archives, & published here for the first time), as well as by contemporary full-color photographs of the places & palaces the Romanovs knew.