Nicholas and Alexandra

The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty
Product Number: EB00165617
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307788474
Publisher: Random House
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Description

The story of the love that ended an empire In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers 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, Massie unfolds a powerful drama of passion and history-the story of a doomed empire and the death-marked royals who watched it crumble. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Robert K. Massie's Catherine the Great. Praise for Nicholas and Alexandra "A larger-than-life drama."-Saturday Review "A moving, rich book...?This] revealing, densely documented account of the last Romanovs focuses not on the great events...?ut on the royal family and their evil nemesis...? The tale is so bizarre, no melodrama is equal to it."-Newsweek "A wonderfully rich tapestry, the colors fresh and clear, every strand sewn in with a sure hand. Mr. Massie describes those strange and terrible years with sympathy and understanding...? They come vividly before our eyes."-The New York Times "An all-too-human picture...?oth Nicholas and Alexandra with all their failings come truly alive, as does their almost storybook romance."-Newsday "A magnificent and intimate picture...?ot only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible."-Harper's

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Author(s): Robert K. Massie
Original Publish Date: Nov 08, 2011

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