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by Robert K. Massie

Author: Robert K. Massie
Subcategory: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition (February 1, 2000)
Pages: 640 pages
Category: Biographies
Rating: 4.9
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Massie embarked on the task because, finding himself the father of a hemophilic so. e became fascinated by the sad case of Tsarevich Alexis, the effects of this tragedy on the conduct of his parents, and the impact of Rasputin on the course of history. The Observer (London).

Massie embarked on the task because, finding himself the father of a hemophilic so. Reads as lightly as a novel, as authoritatively as a textbook.

Trailing long plumes of dust, the cars climbed the slopes of the mountains behind the Imperial palace, passing . Carol did not give up hope of marrying a Romanov grand duchess.

Trailing long plumes of dust, the cars climbed the slopes of the mountains behind the Imperial palace, passing through cool forests of towering pines. Their destination was a great rust-colored cliff called Red Rock, which offered a majestic view of the valleys, the white palaces and the turquoise sea below. After lunch, descending the northern slope, the little cavalcade came on patches of still un-melted winter snow. Nicholas laughingly declared that Marie was only a schoolgirl.

This upper layer of society, bored with the old church routines of traditional Orthodoxy, looked for meaning and sensation in the occult.

IN 1913, the gilded world of the European aristocracy seemed at its zenith. In February 1913, Nicholas and Alexandra prepared for the tercentenary celebrations by moving with their children from Tsarskoe Selo to the Winter Palace

IN 1913, the gilded world of the European aristocracy seemed at its zenith. In fact, fashionable society, like the rest of mankind, stood one step from the abyss. Within five years, three European empires would be defeated, three emperors would die or flee into exile and the ancient dynasties of Hapsburg, Hohenzollern and Romanov would crumble. Twenty million men, aristocrats and commoners alike, would perish. In February 1913, Nicholas and Alexandra prepared for the tercentenary celebrations by moving with their children from Tsarskoe Selo to the Winter Palace. None of them was fond of the palace.

Massie traces the end of the Romanov dynasty, attributing its demise to the diagnosis of the heir to the throne, Alexis, with . 1. The depth and reach of Nicholas and Alexandra's religiosity

Massie traces the end of the Romanov dynasty, attributing its demise to the diagnosis of the heir to the throne, Alexis, with hemophilia and the resulting blind devotion of the Empress Alexandra to the "mad monk" Rasputin, whom she believed to be the only person capable of saving her son from the disease. Her rapture with Rasputin collided with her husband's absence to be with his troops in WWI, giving her effective control of the government - which meant giving Rasputin almost as much control. The depth and reach of Nicholas and Alexandra's religiosity. Deeply Russian Orthodox in their faith, this dimension of their daily lives was both profound and omnipresent.

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The story of the love that ended an empireIn this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Massie . He was president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia 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.

Massie was inspired to write the book after his own son, like Tsarevich Alexei, was diagnosed with hemophilia. In 1971, the book was adapted to film, also as Nicholas and Alexandra.

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 naivet. 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.

The story of the love that ended an empireIn 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 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.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 . . . but 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 . . . Both Nicholas and Alexandra with all their failings come truly alive, as does their almost storybook romance.”Newsday “A magnificent and intimate picture . . . Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible.”Harper’s