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Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

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  • Robert K Massie
  • Random House Trade
  • Paperback
  • 9780345438317
  • 8.32 X 5.56 X 1.43 inches
  • 1.17 pounds
  • Biography & Autobiography > Historical
  • English
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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 na�vet�, 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

Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

Author Bio

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 previous 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, and Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea.

He died in December 2019 at his home in Irvington, N.Y. aged 90.

 

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