Nicholas and Alexandra: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

Nicholas and Alexandra: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

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By (author) Robert K Massie

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 639 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 206mm x 46mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 18 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0679645616
  • ISBN 13: 9780679645610
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: PHOTO INSERT; FAMILY TREE; MAP
  • Sales rank: 304,139

Product description

From the Modern Library's new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Robert K. Massie--also available are "Peter the Great "and "The Romanovs" In this commanding book, Robert K. Massie, prize-winning author of "Catherine the Great, " 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 Modern Library of the World's Best Books Nicholas and Alexandra "A magnificent and intimate picture . . . Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible."--"Harper's" Peter the Great Winner of the Pulitzer Prize "Enthralling . . . as fascinating as any novel and more so than most."--"The New York Times Book Review" " " The Romanovs "Riveting . . . unfolds like a detective story.""--Los Angeles Times Book Review"

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Author information

Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American history at Yale and European history at Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. His books include "Nicholas and Alexandra, Peter the Great: His Life and World "(for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for biography)," The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, ""Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War, Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea, "and" Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman."

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"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" "From the Trade Paperback edition."