By Robert K. Massie
The tale of the affection that ended an empire
In this commanding ebook, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Robert ok. Massie sweeps readers again to the extreme global of Imperial Russia to inform the tale of the Romanovs’ lives: Nicholas’s political naïveté, Alexandra’s obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis’s courageous fight with hemophilia. opposed to a lavish backdrop of luxurious and intrigue, Massie unfolds a robust drama of ardour and history—the tale of a doomed empire and the death-marked royals who watched it crumble.
“A larger-than-life drama.”—Saturday Review
“A relocating, wealthy publication . . . [This] revealing, densely documented account of the final Romanovs focuses now not at the nice occasions . . . yet at the royal relatives and their evil nemesis. . . . the story is so extraordinary, no melodrama is the same as it.”—Newsweek
“A splendidly wealthy tapestry, the colours clean and transparent, each strand sewn in with a convinced hand. Mr. Massie describes these unusual and poor years with sympathy and figuring out. . . . they arrive vividly sooner than our eyes.”—The big apple Times
“An all-too-human photograph . . . either Nicholas and Alexandra with all their failings come really alive, as does their nearly storybook romance.”—Newsday
“A amazing and intimate photograph . . . not just the most characters yet a complete period turn into alive and comprehensible.”—Harper’s
About the Author
Robert okay. Massie used to be born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American heritage at Yale and ecu historical past at Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes student. He was once president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. His books comprise Nicholas and Alexandra, Peter the good: His lifestyles and global (for which he received a Pulitzer Prize for biography), The Romanovs: the ultimate Chapter, Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the arrival of the good warfare, Castles of metal: Britain, Germany, and the profitable of the good struggle at Sea, and Catherine the nice: Portrait of a Woman.