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:New in fine dust jacket. BOOK AS NEW, APPEARS UNUSED, DJ VERY...New in fine dust jacket. BOOK AS NEW, APPEARS UNUSED, DJ VERY VERY SLIGHTEST, ASSORTED EDGE RUBS. xvii, 584 p. illus., geneal. tables. maps (on lining papers), ports. 25 cm. Includes: Illustrations, Maps, Portraits, Genealogical tables. Bibliography: p. 563-568.
Description:Very Good Condition in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author. Size...Very Good Condition in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Clean interior except book plate on half title page with writing on front free end paper, half title, and full title page. Boards and jacket lightly bumped and shelf worn on corners, edges and spine ends. Quantity Available: 1. Signed by Author. Inventory No: 512085.
Description:old photographs of Nicholas and Alexandra and their family....old photographs of Nicholas and Alexandra and their family. Finebooko is in fine condition with two 1/32" nicks on two corners. 613 pages, Maps, Portraits, Genealogical tables. A superb biography done of the last of the Russia Romanov dynasty. Nicholas and Alexandra recreates one of the most dramatic and exciting eras in modern history. It is a volume that not only serves to inform the reader, but holds him utterly spellbound as he witnesses the shattering events that redirected the course of human destiny.
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.
Description:Very good in good dust jacket. Atheneum, 1967. First Edition....Very good in good dust jacket. Atheneum, 1967. First Edition. First printing. Hard Cover. Dust jacket has moderate shelfwear, several small tears and chips on top and bottom edges, not price-clipped. Cover has very slight shelfwear. Pages are clean, bright and unmarked. Binding is tigh.
Description:Very Good in Good jacket. 2004 First Thus Edition / First...Very Good in Good jacket. 2004 First Thus Edition / First Printing, full letter line. Tess Press. Name on the front free endpaper else clean and mark free. Very light shelf wear, mostly on the bottom edges. The dust jacket has a half inch tear and wrinkle at the front, bottom corner of the spine. Top edge of jacket show light shelf wear.
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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