- Random House Trade
Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty
- Robert K Massie
- Random House Trade
- 8.32 X 5.56 X 1.43 inches
- 1.17 pounds
- Biography & Autobiography > Historical
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
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.
Source: Random House Trade
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