Nicholas and Alexandra [electronic resource] / Robert K. Massie.
- ISBN: 9780307788474 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 0307788474 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 613 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
- Edition: 1st Ballantine ed.
- Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2000.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. -594) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| 1894: Imperial Russia -- Tsarevich Nicholas -- Princess Alix -- Marriage -- Coronation -- New Tsar -- Two revolutionaries -- Kaiser's advice -- 1905 -- Tsar's village -- "OTMA" and Alexis -- Mother's agony -- Royal progress -- "Little one will not die" -- Rasputin -- Holy devil -- "We want a great Russia" -- Romanov dynasty -- Long summer of 1914 -- For the defense of Holy Russia -- Stavka -- "Poor fellows, they are ready to give their lives for a smile" -- Fateful deception -- Government disintegrates -- Prince and the peasant -- Last winter at Tsarskoe selo -- Revolution: March 1917 -- Abdication -- Empress alone -- Citizen Romanov -- "His Majesty's government does not insist" -- Siberia -- Good Russian men -- Ekaterinburg -- Epilogue -- Genealogy of Nicholas and Alexandra -- Acknowledgments.
|Summary, etc.:|| More than a quarter of a century after it was first published in hardcover comes a never-before-issued trade paperback edition of the classic Nicholas and Alexandra. Featuring a new introduction by its Pulitzer Prize -- winning author, this powerful work sweeps us back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs' lives: Nicholas's political naivete, Alexandra's obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis's brave struggle with hemophilia. Against a lavish backdrop of luxury and intrigue, Robert K. Massie unfolds a powerful drama of passion and history -- the story of a doomed empire and the death-marked royals who watched it crumble.
|Source of Description Note:|| Description based on print version record.
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