Nicholas & Alexandra is the internationally famous biography from Pulitzer prize-winner Robert Massie. Massie shows conclusively how the personal ...Show synopsisNicholas & Alexandra is the internationally famous biography from Pulitzer prize-winner Robert Massie. Massie shows conclusively how the personal curse of the young heir's haemophilia, and the decisive influence it brought Rasputin, became fatally linked with the collapse of Imperial Russia. As an engrossing account of one of the century's most dramatic episodes ' and an intimate portrait of two people caught at the centre of a maelstrom ' Nicholas & Alexandra is unlikely ever to be surpassed. 'The story of the last Tsar has probably never been so powerfully ' and so accurately ' told' GuardianHide synopsis
Description:Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact,...Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
Description:Good Plus Plus in Better Than Good Book Club jacket. Book. 8 1/2...Good Plus Plus in Better Than Good Book Club jacket. Book. 8 1/2 X 5 3/4. Jacket in a crystal-clear polyester protector sleeve. Pages are tight and clean. Binding firm and straight, sewn signatures. Illustrated with B/W photos, endleafs. If needed for reference, or just enjoyment, this is the one. No conspicuous wear, for age. 613 pages, acknowledgments, notes, bibliography & index.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. Mylar protected. Sewn binding. Paper...Fine in fine dust jacket. Mylar protected. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. Nicholas & Alexandra, 1. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Fair in GOOD jacket. 1967. 575 pages. Blue cloth boards with...Fair in GOOD jacket. 1967. 575 pages. Blue cloth boards with gilt to spine. There is light tanning to pages throughout book. Firm binding. Light rubbing across boards. Boards are well protected by the dust jacket. Light rubbing across jacket. Some small nicks and loss along edges of DJ.
Massie writes like a novelist, bringing the era of World War I to life in this story of the last tsar of Russia. He tells the story of how Nicholas' love for his wife and her love for their only son, the hemophiliac Alexis, ruined the nation and destroyed the lives of many. Because of his hemophilia, Alexis was kept under careful surveillance at all times to avoid an accident, but it didn't always keep the accidents from happening. When the dirty, obscene, but extraordinarily powerful Gregory Rasputin came along and was able to heal Alexis whenever the boy was hurt, the Tsarina Alexandra was totally in Rasputin's thrall and, thus, so was the Tsar himself.
"Nicholas and Alexandra" is the sad and intriguing history of the last of the Romanov family up to the time of their assassination. Perhaps because he himself has a hemophiliac son, Massie writes with pathos and presents something very real in the pages, not just dry facts of names, dates, and places. This was the book that got me interested in WWI history, and it's still one of my favorites.
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