Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty #ad - . 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. But on the royal family and their evil nemesis.
. Massie's Catherine the Great. Praise for nicholas and Alexandra“A larger-than-life drama. Saturday review“A moving, rich book.
The Romanovs: The Final ChapterRandom House #ad - Massie presents a colorful panorama of contemporary characters, America, and Great Britain, illuminating the major scientific dispute between Russian experts and a team of Americans, whose findings, along with those of DNA scientists from Russia, all contributed to solving one of the great mysteries of the twentieth century.
Praise for the romanovs: The Final Chapter“Masterful. The washington post Book World“An admirable scientific thriller. The new york times Book Review“Compelling. Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Riveting. A fascinating account. Chicago tribune “A masterpiece of investigative reporting. San francisco Examiner & Chronicle .
The Romanovs: The Final Chapter #ad - . Unfolds like a detective story. Los angeles times book review in july 1991, siberia, nine skeletons were exhumed from a shallow mass grave near Ekaterinburg, a few miles from the infamous cellar room where the last tsar and his family had been murdered seventy-three years before. But were these the bones of the romanovs? and if these were their remains, really grand Duchess Anastasia? The Romanovs provides the answers, and film, books, where were the bones of the two younger Romanovs supposedly murdered with the rest of the family? Was Anna Anderson, celebrated for more than sixty years in newspapers, describing in suspenseful detail the dramatic efforts to discover the truth.
Peter the Great: His Life and WorldRandom House #ad - . Massie—also available are nicholas and alexandra and The RomanovsAgainst the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten. As fascinating as any novel and more so than most. The new york times book review Nicholas and Alexandra “A magnificent and intimate picture.
Impetuous and stubborn, a man of enormous energy and complexity, tender and unforgiving, generous and cruel, Peter the Great is brought fully to life. The modern library of the world’s best Books Peter the Great Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “Enthralling. Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible.
Peter the Great: His Life and World #ad - Harper’s the romanovs “Riveting. The acclaimed author of Catherine the Great, Robert K. From the modern library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Robert K. Unfolds like a detective story. Los angeles Times Book Review. Massie delves deep into the life of this captivating historical figure, and his relationships with those he loved most: catherine, bold, his transformation of Russia, the robust yet gentle peasant, the charming, his unquenchable curiosity about Western ways, chronicling the pivotal events that shaped a boy into a legend—including his “incognito” travels in Europe, his obsession with the sea and establishment of the stupendous Russian navy, wife, and successor; and Menshikov, his creation of an unbeatable army, his loving mistress, unscrupulous prince who rose to wealth and power through Peter’s friendship.
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a WomanRandom House #ad - Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into empress of Russia by sheer determination. History offers few stories richer than that of Catherine the Great. Louis post-dispatch • the providence journal • washington examiner • south Florida Sun-Sentinel • BookPage • Bookreporter • Publishers Weekly BONUS: This edition contains a Catherine the Great reader's guide.
. A great story in the hands of a master storyteller. The wall street journal the pulitzer prize–winning author of peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history.
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman #ad - . For thirty-four years, cultural development, the government, foreign policy, and welfare of the Russian people were in her hands. She dealt with domestic rebellion, foreign wars, and the tidal wave of political change and violence churned up by the French Revolution. In this book, an eternally fascinating woman is returned to life.
A tale of power, perseverance and passion. Catherine’s family, ministers, and enemies—all are here, generals, friends, lovers, vividly brought to life. A compelling portrait not just of a Russian titan, but also of a flesh-and-blood woman.
The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at EkaterinburgSt. Martin's Press #ad - The last days of the Romanovs reveals in exceptional detail how the conspiracy to kill them unfolded. In the vivid style of a tv documentary, helen Rappaport reveals both the atmosphere inside the family's claustrophobic prison and the political maneuverings of those who wished to save—or destroy—them.
. Her second book the romanov sisters, offering a never-before-seen glimpse at the lives of the Tsar's beautiful daughters and a celebration of their unique stories, will be published in 2014. The brutal murder of the russian imperial family on the night of July 16–17, 1918 has long been a defining moment in world history.
The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at Ekaterinburg #ad - With the watching world and european monarchies proving incapable of saving the Romanovs, the narrative brings this tragic story to life in a compellingly new and dramatic way, culminating in a bloody night of horror in a cramped basement room. Rappaport, an expert in the field of russian history, brings you the riveting day-by-day account of the last fourteen days of the Russian Imperial family, in this first of two books about the Romanovs.
The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and AlexandraSt. Martin's Press #ad - A 12-week new york times bestseller"helen rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses. People magazine"the public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner, but Rappaport captures sections of letters and diary entries to showcase the sisters' thoughtfulness and intelligence.
Publishers weekly starred reviewfrom the new york times bestselling author of The Last Days of the Romanovs and Caught in the Revolution, The Romanov Sisters reveals the untold stories of the four daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra. With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, the nightmare that would sweep their world away, sensitive and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution, we learn that they were intelligent, and them along with it.
The romanov sisters sets out to capture the joy as well as the insecurities and poignancy of those young lives against the backdrop of the dying days of late Imperial Russia, World War I and the Russian Revolution. Helen rappaport aims to present a new and challenging take on the story, drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters, diaries and archival sources, as well as private collections.
The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra #ad - It is a book that will surprise people, even aficionados. They were the princess dianas of their day—perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating russian grand duchesses—Olga, Maria and Anastasia Romanov—were much admired for their happy dispositions, Tatiana, their looks, the clothes they wore and their privileged lifestyle.
The Romanovs: 1613-1918Vintage #ad - Catherine the great overthrew her own husband who was murdered soon afterward, enjoyed affairs with a series of young male favorites, conquered Ukraine and fascinated Europe. Paul i was strangled by courtiers backed by his own son, Alexander I, who in turn faced Napoleon’s invasion and the burning of Moscow, then went on to take Paris.
Alexander ii liberated the serfs, survived five assassination attempts and wrote perhaps the most explicit love letters ever composed by a ruler. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition.
The Romanovs: 1613-1918 #ad - . To rule russia was both imperial-sacred mission and poisoned chalice: six of the last twelve tsars were murdered. The romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. The romanovs climaxes with a fresh, unforgettable portrayal of Nicholas II and Alexandra, the rise and murder of Rasputin, war and revolution—and the harrowing massacre of the entire family.
Dazzlingly entertaining and beautifully written from start to finish, The Romanovs brings these monarchs—male and female, great and flawed, their families and courts—blazingly to life. Simon sebag montefiore’s gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, family rivalries, revolutionaries and poets, from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy and Pushkin, to Bismarck, with a global cast of adventurers, courtesans, sexual decadence and wild extravagance, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, Lincoln, Queen Victoria and Lenin.
Peter the great tortured his own son to death while making Russia an empire, and dominated his court with a dining club notable for compulsory drunkenness, naked dwarfs and fancy dress.
Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great WarBallantine Books #ad - Dreadnought. Praise for dreadnought “dreadnought is history in the grand manner, as most people prefer it: how people shaped, or were shaped by, events. Time “a classic that covers superbly a whole era. Massie is a master of historical portraiture and anecdotage. The wall street journal “Brilliant on everything he writes about ships and the sea.
Engrossing in its glittering gallery of characters. Chicago sun-times “Told on a grand scale. Massie with the biographer’s rare genius for expressing the essence of extraordinary lives, the eccentric admiral who revolutionized the British navy and brought forth the first true battleship, Massie brings to life a crowd of glittery figures: the single-minded Admiral von Tirpitz; the young, ambitious Winston Churchill; the ruthless, Sir Edward Grey; and Jacky Fisher, sycophantic Chancellor Bernhard von Bülow; Britain’s greatest twentieth-century foreign secretary, the H.
Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War #ad - M. S. A gripping chronicle of the personal and national rivalries that led to the twentieth century’s first great arms race, from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. It is massie’s eye for detail that makes his nautical set pieces so marvelously evocative.
Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at SeaRandom House #ad - When the german high seas fleet retreated, in its indiscriminate violence, which, the kaiser unleashed unrestricted U-boat warfare, brought a reluctant America into the war. Massie’ s special and widely hailed literary mastery. Bonus: this edition contains an excerpt from Robert K. Their struggles took place in the North Sea and the Pacific, at the Falkland Islands and the Dardanelles.
The predominant image of this first world war is of mud and trenches, barbed wire, poison gas, machine guns, and slaughter. On the eve of the war in august 1914, Great Britain and Germany possessed the two greatest navies the world had ever seen. They reached their climax when Germany, suffocated by an implacable naval blockade, decided to strike against the British ring of steel.
Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea #ad - All these elements are given magnificent scope by Robert K. But with all its sacrifice, trench warfare did not win the war for one side or lose it for the other. Ultimately, the distinguishing feature of Castles of Steel is the author himself. Massie, and dreadnought, the pulitzer prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, elevates to its proper historical importance the role of sea power in the winning of the Great War.
In a work of extraordinary narrative power, filled with brilliant personalities and vivid scenes of dramatic action, Robert K. The result was jutland, a titanic clash of fifty-eight dreadnoughts, each the home of a thousand men.
Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the RomanovsFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Rasputin is not just a definitive biography of an extraordinary and legendary man but a fascinating portrait of the twilight of imperial Russia as it lurched toward catastrophe. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power as Nicholas and Alexandra's confidant and the guardian of the sickly heir to the Russian throne.
A major new work that combines probing scholarship and powerful storytelling, Rasputin separates fact from fiction to reveal the real life of one of history's most alluring figures. His debauchery and sinister political influence are the stuff of legend, and the downfall of the Romanov dynasty was laid at his feet.
Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs #ad - But as the prizewinning historian Douglas Smith shows, the true story of Rasputin's life and death has remained shrouded in myth. On the centenary of the death of rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figureA hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil.
Drawing on a wealth of forgotten documents from archives in seven countries, Smith presents Rasputin in all his complexity--man of God, adulterer, voice of peace, loyal subject, drunkard.
The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial FamilySt. Martin's Press #ad - In putin's autocratic russia, the Revolution itself is considered a crime, and its anniversary was largely ignored. In stark contrast, the centenary of the massacre of the Imperial Family was commemorated in 2018 by a huge ceremony attended by the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church. While the murders themselves have received major attention, other governments, what has never been investigated in detail are the various plots and plans behind the scenes to save the family—on the part of their royal relatives, and Russian monarchists loyal to the Tsar.
The responsibility for failing the Romanovs must be equally shared. Rappaport refutes the claim that the fault lies entirely with King George V, as has been the traditional view for the last century. The question of asylum for the tsar and his family was an extremely complicated issue that presented enormous political, logistical and geographical challenges at a time when Europe was still at war.
The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family #ad - . In this international bestseller investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, why they failed, Helen Rappaport embarks on a quest to uncover the various plots and plans to save them, and who was responsible. The murder of the romanov family in July 1918 horrified the world, and its aftershocks still reverberate today.
Like a modern day detective, spain and the uk, russia, Helen Rappaport draws on new and never-before-seen sources from archives in the US, creating a powerful account of near misses and close calls with a heartbreaking conclusion. With its up-to-the-minute research, The Race to Save the Romanovs is sure to replace outdated classics as the final word on the fate of the Romanovs.