The Romanovs

Written By Simon Sebag Montefiore
The Romanovs
  • Publsiher : Vintage
  • Release : 03 May 2016
  • ISBN : 1101946970
  • Pages : 784 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 3 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Romanovs written by Simon Sebag Montefiore which was release on 03 May 2016, this book published by Vintage. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. 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. Simon Sebag Montefiore’s gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence and wild extravagance, with a global cast of adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries and poets, from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy and Pushkin, to Bismarck, Lincoln, Queen Victoria and Lenin. To rule Russia was both imperial-sacred mission and poisoned chalice: six of the last twelve tsars were murdered. 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. 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. 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. Drawing on new archival research, Montefiore delivers an enthralling epic of triumph and tragedy, love and murder, encompassing the seminal years 1812, 1914 and 1917, that is both a universal study of power and a portrait of empire that helps define Russia today.

The Romanovs

The Romanovs
  • Author : Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Total pages : 784
  • ISBN : 1101946970
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Summary : The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. 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 ...

The Fate of the Romanovs

The Fate of the Romanovs
  • Author : Greg King,Penny Wilson
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2014-07-06
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1101946970
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Summary : Abundant, newly discovered sources shatter long-held beliefs The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 revealed, among many other things, a hidden wealth of archival documents relating to the imprisonment and eventual murder of Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, and their children. Emanating from sources both within and close to ...

The taint of the romanovs

The taint of the romanovs
  • Author : Princess Catherine Radziwill
  • Publisher : Decalou editions
  • Release Date : 2021-03-05
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1101946970
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Summary : Most of people know the tragic end of the Russian imperial family. But do you know that this family has suffered for over 200 years of tragic events, most of the Tsars dying a violent death. This book will show you the history of this family, to know who started this ...

The Romanovs

The Romanovs
  • Author : W. Bruce Lincoln
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Total pages : 852
  • ISBN : 1101946970
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Summary : Traces the history of the Romanov dynasty in Russia from the 1613 accession to the throne of Michael Feodorovich Romanov to the deaths of the last Romanovs during the Russian Revolution...

The Romanovs

The Romanovs
  • Author : Distinguished Research Professor of Russian History W Bruce Lincoln,W. Bruce Lincoln
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Total pages : 852
  • ISBN : 1101946970
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Summary : Traces the history of the Romanov dynasty of Russia from the 1613 accession to the throne of Michael Feodorovich Romanov to the deaths of the last Romanovs during the Russian Revolution...

The Romanovs

The Romanovs
  • Author : William Alexander Gerhardie
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1939
  • Total pages : 484
  • ISBN : 1101946970
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The Romanovs

The Romanovs
  • Author : Edith Martha Almedingen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1966
  • Total pages : 333
  • ISBN : 1101946970
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Summary : Download or read online The Romanovs written by Edith Martha Almedingen, published by which was released on 1966. Get The Romanovs Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Last Days of the Romanovs

The Last Days of the Romanovs
  • Author : Robert Wilton,George Gustav Telberg
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-29
  • Total pages : 438
  • ISBN : 1101946970
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Summary : This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and ...

The Rescue of the Romanovs

The Rescue of the Romanovs
  • Author : Guy Richards
  • Publisher : Devin-Adair Pub
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Total pages : 215
  • ISBN : 1101946970
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Summary : Presents substantive and circumstantial evidence in support of the die-hard theory that Czar Nicholas II and his family were rescued from assassination, and details the rescue operation and route...

The Rise of the Romanovs

The Rise of the Romanovs
  • Author : Vasiliĭ Osipovich Kli︠u︡chevskiĭ
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Total pages : 371
  • ISBN : 1101946970
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Summary : Download or read online The Rise of the Romanovs written by Vasiliĭ Osipovich Kli︠u︡chevskiĭ, published by which was released on 1993. Get The Rise of the Romanovs Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Murder of the Romanovs

The Murder of the Romanovs
  • Author : Paul Bulygin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1935
  • Total pages : 286
  • ISBN : 1101946970
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Summary : Download or read online The Murder of the Romanovs written by Paul Bulygin, published by which was released on 1935. Get The Murder of the Romanovs Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Jewels of the Romanovs

Jewels of the Romanovs
  • Author : House of Romanov,Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Publisher : Corcoran Gallery Of Art
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 72
  • ISBN : 1101946970
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Summary : Catalog of the exhibition held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and other American venues....

The Collections of the Romanovs

The Collections of the Romanovs
  • Author : James Christen Steward,Sergueï Olegovitch Androsov,Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)
  • Publisher : Merrell Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1101946970
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Summary : "The Collections of the Romanovs celebrates the 300th anniversary of the founding of St. Petersburg by exploring the role of the Romanov dynasty as collectors of fine and decorative arts. The book investigates in particular the historic role of St. Petersburg as Russia's window to the West, and features the ...

Hidden Treasures of the Romanovs

Hidden Treasures of the Romanovs
  • Author : William Malpas Clarke
  • Publisher : National Museums of Scotland
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 159
  • ISBN : 1101946970
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Summary : The story of the Romanov jewels and of Englishman Albert Stopford who risked his life to smuggle millions of pounds worth of of the precious gems from Russia to London in 1917....

The Last Days of the Romanovs from 15th March 1917

The Last Days of the Romanovs from 15th March  1917
  • Author : Robert Correspondent of the Tim Wilton
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-10
  • Total pages : 350
  • ISBN : 1101946970
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Summary : This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and ...